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How to Make Pineapple Vinegar

Ingredients

  • ½ c brown sugar
  • 1 ltr chlorine-free water
  • peel of 1 organic pineapple (cut into small chunks)
  • mother of vinegar

 In a stainless steel pot or wide-mouthed class jar, dissolve brown sugar into the water. Add in the pineapple peel and stir. Cover with a cloth and tie it or put a rubber band around it to keep the bugs out. Put it away in a dark, cool place. Wait a week until the liquid darkens. Strain out the chunks of peel. Add in the mother of vinegar to the liquid and put it away in a dark, cool place for 2-3 weeks. Taste and see if it’s strong enough to your liking. If not, wait another week or so.

Vinegar is a useful acid to have around the house. Not only is it delicious as food, but also effective as medicine, as a disinfectant, as a fabric softener, window cleaner, and hair conditioner. See the following website for its many uses: http://www.vinegartips.com/Scripts/pageViewSec.asp?id=5

To get a mother of vinegar, you may ask a friend for one or you may be able to buy one. It looks like an opaque, gelatinous pancake.

Note: The peel that has been strained out can be used to make EM (Efficient Microorganisms), which is useful for rinsing grease off of dishes, watering plants, cleaning bathroom floors, etc.

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Natural and Safe Alternatives for Shampoo, Conditioner, and Toothpaste

Shampoo: Apply baking soda to wet hair. Massage and rinse.

Conditioner: Spray/pour vinegar to washed hair. Rinse, if desired. Once the vinegar dries, it will leave no smell behind.

Toothpaste: Mix equal parts baking soda and coconut oil and stir. Use a small spoon to apply a small dot of the mixture to your wet toothbrush and brush your teeth, as usual.

Other uses of vinegar
To clean burned pots: Boil 1/2 c vinegar and 1 liter water in a covered pot. Scrub as needed.
To neutralize wasp stings: spray/submerge the bitten spot in vinegar to neutralize the poison.
To clean floors: Add 1/4 c vinegar to a bucket of water and mop. The vinegar smell will disapear once dried.
To keep ants away: Wipe tables and counters with vinegar to keep ants away since they don’t like the smell.
To stop itchiness from bug bites: Dab a little on.

See 1001 uses of vinegar: http://www.vinegartips.com/Scripts/pageViewSec.asp?id=5

Other uses of baking soda
To neutralize bee stings: Add water to baking soda to form a paste and apply to the sting site to neutralize the venom.
To make washing soda to cut grease: See recipe at http://www.dahlfred.com/index.php/blogs/sun/699-how-to-make-washing-soda
To scrub tough gunk off of pots and pans and dishes: Dust on and scrub. Rinse with water.
To unclog drains: Pour 1/2 c baking soda down the drain, followed by 1/2 c of vinegar. Wait 10 minutes and pour a pot of boiling water. Repeat, if necessary.
To clean sinks and toilets. Dust it on and scrub. Rinse with water.

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Fried Chicken Recipe (using rice flour)

How to Make Fried chicken using rice flour

 

 

1.  Wash  the chicken. Let sit for 10 min.

 

2. Mix a cup rice flour with 1 TB salt and 1 Tb ground black pepper for the breading.

 

3. Turn on a pot of palm oil to medium heat (3 if hi is 6). 

 

4. Mix 1/2 cup milk or whey and 1/4 c rice flour with 1 egg and beat.

 

5. Dip drumsticks/thighs into liquid, cover with breading mix, and fry for 30-40 min. (35 for convection ovens)

 

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How to Make Homemade Laundry Soap

100 g (3.5 oz) bars of soap

1 cup washing soda

7.5 ltr water

*10-ltr pot is helpful

 

Boil 1.5 liter of water in a 10-liter pot. Grate the soap and put it in the pot, stirring to dissolve.  Slowly add in the cup of washing soda and stir until it is completely dissolved.  Turn off the heat before it overflows. Remove from heat and put it on the floor.  Add in the remaining 6 liters of water into the pot and stir.  Cover and let the soap sit for about 24 hours and it will gel. It will look like an opaque liquid with some soft lumps.  Stir and bottle it. Shake and use 1/4 cup per load.

 

To brighten clothes: Add  1/8 cup of white distilled vinegar in the wash (with the detergent).

 

To soften and strip soap residue from clothes: Add 1/4 cup vinegar as a fabric softener during the final rinse.

 

Remember that washing soda is caustic, so wash utensils, etc. thoroughly with soap and water after contact with it.

 

Optional: add fragrance if desired (see recipe below):

 

 

http://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/laundrysoap.htm

 

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How to Make Dishwashing Detergent

300 g (10 oz) bars of soap

1.5 cup washing soda

7.5 ltr water

*10-ltr pot is helpful

Boil 1.5 liter of water in a 10-liter pot. Grate the soap and put it in the pot, stirring to dissolve.  Slowly add in the 1.5 cup of washing soda while stirring until it is completely dissolved.  Turn off the heat before it overflows. Remove from heat and put it on the floor.  Add in the remaining 6 liters of water into the pot and stir.  Cover and let the soap sit for about 24 hours and it will gel. It will look like an opaque liquid with some soft lumps.  Stir and bottle it. Shake and use 1/4 cup per load.

 

Remember that washing soda is caustic, so wash utensils, etc. thoroughly with soap and water after contact with it.

For extra greasy dishes, rinse it in EM (efficient microorganisms) before washing them with the dish detergent so that you won't waste the detergent unnecessarily.

Optional: add 1-1.5 oz of essential oil or fragrance oil if desired