lemons: good for your disposal too

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one of the things I love most about the kitchen/pantry is how many things are so versatile. Home remedies for burns, dry hair, cleaning, dry skin and a million others. It’s also a good way to prevent yourself from wasting money.

My garbage disposal sees a lot of action. It also sees a lot of nasty, odor causing germs. Does yours?

I always keep lemons in my refrigerator. They are a little gem of mine. Once I use them for their juice, I simply scrape out the pulp. Turn your hot water until it’s good and steamy, dump your pulp down and run your disposal. All that citrus helps kill that bacteria plus leaving your sink smelling clean.

Another idea for good disposal cleaner? Baking soda. Pour a few tablespoons down then run the hot water. If I’m feeling the need I will do both lemon pulp and baking soda on the same cycle.

What are some of your favorite disposal odor remedies?

foodie favorites: blue sky cherry vanilla creme soda

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I’ve decided to host a series featuring my foodie favorites. Whether it’s a product, produce item, etc., this series will feature where you find the item, recipes for the item (if necessary) and how I came upon this item.

My first foodie favorite is Hansen’s Blue Sky Cherry Vanilla Creme Soda.

I first met this awesome soda at the Homestead Heritage Festival in Elm Mott Texas. If you’ve never been, it’s quite a fun thing to experience atleast once. Everything that they make and serve is natural. No artificial anything and so when I had this soda with my lunch, which was a natural hamburger with natural bun and cheese, I was in heaven!

A soda with no dyes, no artificial flavors or sweeteners. I knew I had to find it in the metroplex.

I was in luck! I’ve found it at Kroger and Central Market, but any place that has a good organic selection probably does carry the Hansen’s soda line.

They have other flavors as well, but this is by far my favorite, and quite honestly I’m not a cherry flavor kind of girl.

picture courtesy of Hansen’s