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Fermented Salsa

I got this recipe from http://www.cheeseslave.com/lacto-fermented-salsa/

Fermented Salsa

Ingredients

Chili peppers (1-2 serranos or 1/2-1 jalapeno, depending on how hot you like it)
Medium fresh tomatoes (4), or canned tomatoes (1 pound), organic if possible
Medium white or yellow onion, organic if possible (1)
Garlic cloves (2)
Lemons or 3 limes, organic if possible (2)
Sea salt (1 TBS) — where to buy sea salt or
whey (2 TBS) — if you don’t have any whey, use an additional 1 tablespoon salt
Optional: 1 bunch oregano, fresh (or 1 teaspoon dried)
Optional: cilantro (1 bunch), fresh
Optional: Filtered water

Equipment

Rubber gloves
Quart-sized mason jar with lid
Optional: Food processor

Directions

1. Wearing gloves, cut open the chiles and discard the stems and seeds (If you don’t wear gloves, you risk burns — trust me, I’ve done it. I advise wearing the gloves.) Set aside.

2. If using fresh tomatoes, peel and deseed them: Fill a large saucepan halfway with water, set on high heat and bring to a boil. Carefully set tomatoes in saucepan and let sit for 5-10 seconds, then remove with a slotted spoon or tongs. Cool and peel. Cut tomatoes in half and gently squeeze out the seeds, or scoop out with a spoon, and discard. Set aside.

3. Peel and quarter the onion and peel and smash or crush the garlic.

4. If using fresh herbs, rinse, dry and chop them, discarding the stems.

5. Place the peppers, tomatoes, onion, garlic, and optional herbs into the food processor (you can also do this by hand — just dice everything with a sharp knife).

6. Squeeze the 2 lemons or 3 limes and add the juice.

7. Add the sea salt and whey.

8. Pulse several times (more or less for desired consistency).

9. Transfer to quart-sized mason jar. Add a little filtered water if necessary (if you like it more liquid and it’s too chunky). If you add water, put the lid on and shake it up so it’s incorporated. Make sure to leave at least an inch of space from the top of the jar.

10. Cover and keep at room temperature for 2-3 days before transferring to the fridge. Salsa will keep for weeks or months in fridge.

Powdered Laundry Soap

I got this recipe from my friend Mrs. Faye at http://theblessedhearth.blogspot.com 

Homemade Laundry Soap

 2 1/4 cups shredded Ivory

* you can use the other soaps used on the web (just google) ..

2 cups Borax

2 Cups Arm and Hammer Soda

1 Cup Water Softener (Calgon) (I use Purex water softening crystals-lavender)

*Essential Oil of Choice and as much as you like.

I combine these ingredients in my food processor.

I package this for sale.

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New Homemade Laundry Soap Recipe

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Today I am making laundry soap.  I am trying a new recipe.  I have experienced some problems with the old recipe I have been using.  I have been making my own laundry soap for about 2 years now.  The problem is that my towels, dishcloths, washcloths, napkins etc have become very non absorbent.  It is like they have a water repellent on them.  I am not joking.  I can have a spill, put a napkin down on it, leave it and come back in about l min. and the spill is still there.  The napkin is just laying there on top of the spill.  I have tried lots of different things to solve this problem and none of them seem to help.  I have used vinegar in the rinse, used fabric softener, not used fabric softener.  It is still the same.  I came across this recipe at the Hillbilly Housewife.  It is a little different from my old one.  We’ll see how it works.  Hopefully this will fix my problem. 

Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe

  • 1 bar of Fels Naptha soap, shaved
  • 4 cups of hot water to melt the soap
  • 3 gallons of hot water
  • 1 cup of borax
  • 2 cups of washing soda
  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • 1 large Rubbermaid container about 4-5 gallons size

Here’s what you do:
Grate the soap into a saucepan. You can use either a box grater or a food processor for this. I recommend you do not use whatever tool you use for grating soap with food. I was able to buy an extra food processor very inexpensively at a thrift store.

Add 4 cups of hot water to the pan.  Simmer on low until the soap melts completely into the water.

Add borax, washing soda and baking soda to the hot water. Simmer on low until it desolves with the soap. If the mixture is not melting, add more water if needed.

Add 3 gallons of hot water to the large container. Add the mixture to the hot water. Mix with a large spoon until it
completely dissolves.
Let cool overnight. You will notice that it turns into a thick gel. Use 1 cup of this homemade laundry detergent per load of laundry.

Enjoy your day and God bless.