Our luffas

Dave planted some luffas for us last summer, growing them in tomato cages. I harvested these gourds, also know as Dishrag Gourd or Vegetable Sponge, back in November. Since then they have been drying in the garage. I checked on them when we returned from our trip and the Dishrag Gourds looked ready to peel.…

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Coconut Lime Soap

We’ve been making quite a bit of soap lately. Since we loved our 100% goats milk soap, we thought we’d substitute coconut milk and see what happens. We are really happy how they turned out. It’s still too soon to try them (It’s not been four weeks yet) but they look good but smell a…

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More Soaping Here

Well, we are back to making some soap. Our supply from last year has been given away or we’ve used most of it so we’re on to another couple batches. Hubby blogged about it here. We made our first 100% olive oil soap. Since we need to wait a little while before we try to…

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Craft Fair Finds

Yesterday, Dave and I went to one of my favorite craft fairs here in our town of Newburgh. It’s put on by the local women’s group and held at the local high school. I really like this fair because even though it is smaller than the Christmas fair held in the same school, to me…

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Rebatching Soap

Dave and I will be making some new soap in the next week or so, but I thought it might be fun to make some rebatched soap of all of the scraps I have around the house. You know – the ones that are in the shower waiting to be thrown away. Be sure that…

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Reviewing Our 2010 Soaps

This year Dave and I decided to bake all of our bread this year. I started with the HB in Five group attempting to bake through the book. Dave made a variety of wonderful breads from other resources. It was fun and healthy and we’ll do it again in 2011. If you’d like to read…

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Three More Soaps

We made three more soaps over a month ago. I’ve been wanting to post about them, but just haven’t had the time. The first is Lily of the Valley Olive Oil Soap. This recipe is the same of the Calendula Olive Oil soap except I left out the calendula and added lily of the valley…

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Cocoa Mango Soap

This is the second soap we made Thursday. I really can’t wait to try this one. It smells divine! Here is our recipe. If you are not familiar with cold process soapmaking, please read and print out the instructions Here. Carol asked me about soapmaking resource suppliers and suggested I list them on my blog…

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Old Tyme Vanilla Soap

Well, Dave and I are at it again! We made two soaps yesterday. This first one is made from lard. We wanted to try lard since that’s what soap used to be made with. We used lard from the store and it was S-T-I-N-K-Y! But today with the vanilla creme fragrance oil, we can only…

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