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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Hodge Podge Wednesday at the Last 2nd


Today, I decided to do something different. I decided to join in a meme that I participated with several times in the past. Wednesdays Hodge Podge. Its a bunch of questions that bloggers answer and then share you can participate as well.  

1. The Hodgepodge lands on the second day of a brand new month. Tell us one thing you're looking forward to in September.

The beginning of the month sees many birthdays like my 2 grand-daughters and mine that we will celebrate but also my grandmothers and cousins that we will simply remember.  This year not a lot of football, festivals or much of any activities so we will make our own. Bonfires, cookouts and watching fall leaves will fill much of our time

2. Do you enjoy browsing second-hand shops? Last thing you bought or 'inherited' second hand?

Let me tell you I love second hand shopping and reselling myself. I buy all sorts of items it is my favorite way of shopping

3. Something you had second thoughts about after committing to, purchasing, or posting/commenting  online?

Buying a house which we just did yes we love it but currently we feel like poor people living in a rich house

4. What's a product or service you use that you'd rate as second to none?

There are many things that are my favorites from my favorite laundry detergent --- that I have a few of as I love Tide pods and Purex as well. I love ramen noodles nothing like them as they are the best in my book. 

5. Something you do so often or that comes so naturally to you it's second nature ?

Pray when anything goes good , bad or I simply feel like a prayer is needed. I pray 

Monday, August 31, 2020

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Frozen Fruit Salad

Its that time of year its hot but yet it is time to settle down and prepare for fall.. This frozen fruit dessert is one I recall my mother making for many different get togethers and it was oh so yummy. I hope you enjoy as well. 


  •  1 1/2 cups seedless red grapes, halved
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced ripe banana (about 3 bananas)
  • 1 1/2 cups grapefruit sections (about 2 large grapefruit)
  • 1 1/2 chopped fresh pineapple (you can also use canned chunks in natural juices)
  • 1 3/4 cups pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup thawed orange juice concentrate

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Pour into a 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Cover and freeze 4 hours or until firm. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes or until slightly thawed before serving. Yield: 8 servings. Enjoy!

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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Don't throw the peeling out


It seems every day the trash heap gets larger and larger. Our family has cut back on throwing trash away in a number of different ways. First we recycle as well as finding ways to use the kitchen scraps we used to throw away. Perhaps one of my favorite ways of doing this is by re-using the peelings of fruit and veggies. 

Fruit and veggie peelings are packed with flavor and vitamins. Whether you peel your fruit and veggies or keep the skin on whenever possible it does not matter. The nutrients and fiber found in the peelings of produce are what some people look for However, there are those that do not like the taste or texture and due to pesticide concerns remove the peelings. 

Did you know that fruit peelings can help shine your coffee pot and help your tea kettle look good as well?? To make your coffee pot shine why not leave the cleaners behind and try a mixture of ice, salt and lemon rinds. Put the mixture inside of your empty coffee pot and swirl around for a few minutes. Finish up by dumping it out and rinsing well. 

So now your tea kettle may not be looking as great next to your coffee pot so why not spiffy it up as well. This time fill the kettle up with water and throw in some lemon peels. Bring it to a boil, turn off the heat and allow to sit for an hour. Finally drain the kettle and rinse well it should be free of those mineral deposits that often build up inside tea kettles. 

There are more ways to use the peelings of your fruit. A couple of tasty ways will help you brighten the taste of your food as well. First take the peelings of your citrus fruit and remove the pith (the white) The peelings need to have time to dry out. After they dry out place in blender or a spice grinder and make into powder. The powder can then be stored inside clean jars. Similar you can make citrus extract sugar by adding sugar to a jar of fresh not dried out peelings but be sure to remove peelings after they dry out. 

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