Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Freezer as a root cellar

This is easy and a great way to recycle

remove all of the working parts and cut two holes in each side.   (Note:  if your appliance still contains freon, certified individuals can be hired for freon removal or these services may be available at area junk yards or recycling centers.)  To the holes  attach PVC pipe for air circulation.  When in the ground, it looked like someone had buried a semi.  A tarp was partly buried as well in order to protect the freezer and allow easier access during icy conditions.  We later added a sheet of insulation under the tarp as well.  we suggest making  crates for easier storage and better air circulation.With hopeful trepidation,be  careful to store only the best potatoes and packed the smaller ones in the upper boxes and use use them first.

root vegetable storage

Love this as a way to store vegetables

You’ll need some cardboard or wooden boxes and something for insulation; newspaper, sawdust, peat moss, or sand. Place a layer of insulation on the bottom of the box and then a single layer of your root crop (carrots, potatoes, beets, etc). Make sure the roots aren’t touching the sides of the box. Cover the roots with a quarter inch of insulation, then another layer of roots, and so on until the box is filled. Make sure to leave enough room to have the top layer be a few inches of insulation. You don’t want exposed roots at the top of the box. Also, it’s best to store a single type of root in each box, instead of mixing and matching.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Shower caddy recycled

I love this for tiny kitchens and tiny families

Great way to recycle and this caddy can hang on any wall or end of cupboard and there are many styles of caddy's  around

Lamp shade to wool storage

Love how simple this is and how effective it is as well as how great it looks

Turn an outdated lampshade into this really useful wool storage 

repurpose your old table

This is a fantastic idea for those who need a work table with storage

Take and old table and an old dresser merge them together and this makes a great work space

Vintage bread boxes revamped

Turn these

Into these

fab fab fab

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Three ingredient Fruit cake

This is the best and easiest fruit cake .
 I love slow cookers as they are easy to use, they use very little electricity, they do not heat up the  kitchen  so I am going to share the odd easy recipe.

This cake is so easy and can be frozen once its cooked

You will need

1 kilo of mixed fruit
2 cups of self raising flour
750 ml of fluid 


I use cold tea or Chocolate Milk ( any flavour really) or fruit juice of choice (often what is on sale)

Soak fruit in liquid over night

When ready to cook add flour mix well

place grease proof paper in  slow cooker 

Pour in cake ix

cook on low for up to 8 hours or high for about 4 hours.

All slow cookers are different so judge the baking time yourself .


double needle thread hack

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