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Monday, 27 May 2013

Best cleaning paste recipe ever

I have been experimenting to make my own multi-purpose greenie cleaning paste, after trying one that I just loved.
Well here is the result, and I hope if anyone else makes it you will let me know what you think.

I only made a small quantity as I was nearly out of baking soda, so used the mortar and pestle to mix it. That worked well, but probably the food processor would do it well too.
Grind together 1/4 cup of washing soda
                     1/4 cup of baking soda
                     3 teaspoons of white vinegar
                     3 teaspoons of castile soap. (I use Dr Bronner's peppermint as it is invigorating and wonderfully clean smelling -  $14.50 for 237 mls)
Once it is a smooth paste it is ready to use.
I buy my ingredients in bulk from our local Binn Inn - where they welcome me taking my own containers, and even ask me for my cleaning recipes.

It's a miserably cold day here today and I have had the fire going all day. It has been multi-tasking; drying clothes, heating water with the wetback and kettle, and this afternoon I have put a steamed pudding on it to cook. I'm not sure how that will turn out as I haven't done it before, so have put it in a tempered glass bowl in case I have to finish it in the microwave. 

It has been thundering today so I have let Munta (the unemployed farm dog) lie on the mat just inside the door, as he was scared and crying. He knew it was a privilege and was very good.


  1. I was dreaming of such a fire all day while working outside - nasty nasty weather...
    hopefully the pudding came out delicious!

  2. Hi Erika, yes it came out perfect and was very good. Definitely better to be in by the fire today.


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