Grab a cup of tea and make yourself at home! May your be encouraged.

Monday, October 23

The Cottage Kitchen Book Review

Today my book review is based upon
The Cottage Kitchen,Although I could not find several of the ingredients, I did manage to find about 8 recipes that I could find ingredients for,and 2 which I cooked.

It probably helps that, before I read this book, I looked deeper into it because the ingredients are not so easy to find here in Texas.But I did manage to find at least 8 recipes that I could find ingredients for.
Now The Cottage Kitchen was written by a writer ,and a photgrapher Marte Marie Forsberg, her photographs consist of some BEAUTIFUL country sides with her loyal dog Mr.Whisky.Today they  journey together,and are great companions to one another.
What I very much enjoy about this cook book is the recipes are divided into the 4 season which is perfect in my opinion because when it is cooler weather you just know where to look for something that will warm you up on those nippy nights, or cool you off on those hot summer days.What better way to divide a cookbook up into.
I would reccomend this cook book to friends on the side note I would let them know that although some of the recipes look super, ingredients are scares around our part, but not to be discouraged because there are a few that they will be able to make..
I would give this book a 3 1/2 stars because there are not many recipes that I can try do to ingredients, yet the ones I did try were good

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Publisher via Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.

Cleaning your house with... lemons

Ok so I can not use the store bought cleaners,

 1 they affect my ashma.
2 they smell horrible. So I make my own.

1. Make an oven cleaner. Use a paste of 1 part lemon juice and 1 part rock salt to clean your oven. Apply the paste thickly and leave for 5-10 minutes. Wipe away with a coarse cloth and hot water.

2. Clean your silverware and brassware. Rub on straight lemon juice to bring back a shine to your silverware or to buff your brassware.

3. Make a homemade bleach from a mixture of lemon juice and bicarb soda - soak for half an hour before washing.

4. Remove soap scum, calcium and lime deposits from your stainless steel or porcelain sink. Rub the cut surface of a lemon over the boards and taps and leave for a minute or so. Then buff with a clean cloth. For tough stains, soak a cloth with juice and leave to sit over the stain or deposit to soak.

5. Clean the interior of your microwave oven. Add a few tablespoons of lemon juice to a glass of water and heat for five minutes on High. Let the steam soak for a few minutes, then wipe the interior with a cloth.It also leaves it smelling good

6. Add ¼ cup lemon juice to the rinse cycle of your washing machine to brighten your whites.

7. Remove coffee stains from cups. Rub coffee cups with a paste of lemon juice and salt to remove stains.

8. Remove odours from your refrigerator. Leave a cut lemon in a shallow bowl in your fridge to remove odours.

9. Remove stains from Laminate and Formica counter tops. Rub the cut surface of a lemon on your counter tops and dry with a clean cloth. For stains, let the juice sit for a few minutes, sprinkle with bicarb soda and then rub gently and rinse with clean water.

10. Freshen and remove stains and odours from your cutting boards. Rub with a cut lemon or a paste of lemon juice and salt and then wash clean with hot water.

11. Add a teaspoon of juice to your humidifier to eliminate household odours.

12. Run a couple of fresh lemon peels through your garbage disposal unit to clean and freshen it.

13. Make a furniture polish. Mix 2 parts olive oil with 1 part lemon juice. Add a few drops to a clean cloth and rub gently on your timber furniture, then buff with a dry cloth. Make up the mixture fresh each time.

14. Make an all-purpose spray cleaner.
Cleaner #1 - In a spray bottle, mix two tablespoons lemon juice, ½ teaspoon liquid soap, ½ teaspoon washing soda, and one teaspoon borax in two cups of hot water. Shake until dissolved.
Cleaner #2 - Mix lemon juice, vinegar and water in a spray bottle.

So, there you you go.

Simple Woman's Journal

Good Afternoon

Monday, September 23,2017


Outside my window...It's starting off to be a Beautiful  day

I am thinking...How much I Miss Tinkerbell and Moe Moe

I am thankful for...God, who has provided me with so much in my life.

From the kitchen... Silence

I am wearing...A Blue jean skirt, blouse,and pink house shoes
(I hate anything touching the bottom of my feet)

I am creating...Shirt Apron

I am going…..To line the kitchen cabinets with shelf liners 

I am reading...Nothing today

I am hoping...For a Sunny week

I am hearing...DS's Rooster crowing in the backyard

Around the house...Television is going in living room

One of my favorite things...Cleaning. I Like to clean

A few plans for the rest of the week: Line kitchen cabinets,Count the meats in the deep freezer,Clean house.

Here is picture  I am sharing...

Sunday, October 22


Ok BEWARE if you have a photobucket account, they are NOW Making you pay close to 400$ a year just to use your photos on your blog, and you can NOT even download the albums you want to keep.
The photos you used in there for past blog posts the photos will now be broken.(Not able to see them)

My Crock Pot Peach Cobbler Recipe

3/4 cup biscuit mix
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup evaporated milk
2 teaspoons butter, melted
2 eggs
2 to 2 1/2 cups peeled sliced peaches, fresh or frozen, thawed
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon


Lightly butter a slow cooker. In a large bowl, combine sugars and baking mix. Add eggs and vanilla. Stir to blend. Pour in butter and milk and stir. Mix in peaches and cinnamon, until well mixed. Pour into the slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW setting for 6 to 8 hours or on High for 3 to 4 hours. Serve warm with heavy cream or vanilla ice cream. 


RIP Moe Moe

Miss Moe Moe.(8 yrs old)

Today I lost my sweet Moe Moe. She was not just a chicken,she was a member of the family.
Some that follow me remember when I first got her, or other way around.
 Never would it occur to me that when I got her  that she would be no more  than a hen to lay eggs, then all of a sudden she became part of my Family.
I will miss how she would run to me, and as I sat down at the table out side she would jump in my lap and just sit, or to eat bread.
I will miss how she would follow me all over the yard as I turned over rocks or stepping stones to find worms for her.
One day she jumped onto DS head and sat as he reached up to feed her bread.
I will miss how she would run to the back door as she heard it open, slowly walk in,and walk straight over to eat dog food.

Yep I will miss Miss Moe Moe
 (named after the three stooges)

R.I.P Miss Moe Moe

The KJV vs. The New Translations

(click on the Above picture!)