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Natural Air Freshener
February 21, 2011, 5:37 pm
Filed under: Home, Uncategorized

From ReNest!

The recipe:
1 oz gin, vodka, or rubbing alcohol
6 oz filtered water
20 – 40 drops of essential oil, a few suggested oils are: peppermint, jasmine, citrus oils

We think this combination works well, and it’s strong enough to work without being too strong. My preference is to use gin as your alcohol and jasmine as your essential oil, but you should experiment to find a mix that you like. Simply mix in a spray bottle and spray around for instant freshness. This mix will keep well for at least a month.

Kale Chips
February 21, 2011, 1:33 am
Filed under: appetizer, favorites, Health, side dish, snack

This recipe has been making the health blog rounds. We’re giving it a go tonight with some turkey meatloaf! This particular rendition comes from All-Recipes.com


  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a non insulated cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. With a knife or kitchen shears carefully remove the leaves from the thick stems and tear into bite size pieces. Wash and thoroughly dry kale with a salad spinner. Drizzle kale with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoning salt.
  3. Bake until the edges brown but are not burnt, 10 to 15 minutes.


Banana (faux) Ice Cream
February 21, 2011, 1:30 am
Filed under: dessert, favorites, Health

Freeze some bananas (they can be a bit overripe) overnight.

Peel them, cut them into small pieces, and put into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.


Flavor Add-Ins: Nutmeg/Cinnamon, Peanut Butter, Chocolate chips, etc.


I know this sounds strange, but it is a good imitation of ice cream and the banana flavor is a bit hidden. Give it a try!