DIY Laundry Soap

Here is a Homemade Laundry Soap recipe, courtesy of Ace Hardware:

laundry soap recipe






1 box of super washing soda 3lb 7oz
1 box of Borax 4 lb 12oz
1 box of pure baking soda 4lb
3 bars of Fels-Naptha soap 5.5oz
(optional) 1 container of Oxy-Clean 1.3lb

Grate the Fels-Naptha bars using a cheese grater or food processor into a fine consistency. Pour each of the ingredients into a large container and mix well. (Use 1-2 tablespoons per load. It can be used in high-efficiency washing machines.)

December apologies

I have to apologize for the lack of posts this month.  Things should return to normal shortly, and I will be trying for a greater posting frequency starting this spring.

On another note, I have just found out my blog theme has been updated.  Now to decide whether to switch, as I can’t get the old one back if I do…

Welcome, 2012!

Welcome 2012!  I begin the year with continued apologies for a low posting volume.  I promise- this blog will be built up! (It just may have to wait a bit longer due to current commitments.)  This provides the perfect transition to my more-or-less official-ish resolutions, specific to the topics of my blog.

Writing:  2012 will be the year of creativity.  There’s much writing to do, so it’s time to be inspired!  This blog, poetry, prose- I need to write more.  2011 had much too little of this.

Cooking:  Continue the adventure of new cuisine.  At worst, I don’t care for a particular dish.  No harm done.  I’ve already expanded my range of food options- what’s next?  I’m loving more and more Indian food that I try.  2012- perhaps more Thai?

Gardening:  I hope to try a new plant this year in our limited gardening space.  Maybe it will be in the garden spot, or perhaps in a container.  Varying varieties gives a chance to find a new treasure.  One of my new favorites from last year- red shiso (perilla) looks great amongst all the green with purplish-red leaves and flowers.  Even better, it has wonderfully aromatic foliage (kind of like basil in aromatic power).





Whatever your resolution or lack thereof, make 2012 meaningful.  Numbers are just numbers.  Time is what you make of it.

Indulge and create!


Welcome to my greenwordchef blog.  This blog is meant to combine my interests of gardening, cooking, and writing to share with those interested.  I’ll post as able, and share some hopefully useful information.  Thanks for reading (and bear with me as I add more content)!