Citrus peels / Pelures d’agrumes

You have lemons, oranges peels and you do not know what to do with them?

Do not throw them away!

I have some ideas to reuse those essential oil packed rinds…

Household products:

  1. Macerate in vinegar for about 1 month. Filter and then dilute with water in proportion of 1/3 vinegar to 2/3 of water. Use to clean glass, bathroom, kitchen, etc.
  1. Use them directly, as is, to clean a cutting board, shine faucets, degrease a surface, etc.

In the kitchen:

  1. Orangettes or lemons Sweet treats.
  1. zest. Dried and crushed or finely chopped, serve in culinary preparations. As soon as a recipe calls for zest, you have it on hand!
  1. Digestive alcohol.

In any case, remove a maximum of white film under the skin.

  • For sweets, cook in a simple syrup 1h or more. Let cool and then dip in melted chocolate. Let it harden and impress your guests!
  • For zest, let dry for several days in a dry and dust-free place. Chop or add to the food processor to reduce a max. Keep in an airtight jar.
  • For the digestive drink, let macerate in alcohol, like vodka, 3-4 days. Filter. Add to a simple syrup and serve after dinner with the orangettes.

In the house:

  1. As decoration. Dry + Cut in nice and fun shapes.Hang, display as you wish.
  1. Home fragrance. Dry and leave in an open jar to perfume the room or in a perforated bag to perfume a drawer.

Tu as des pelures de citrons, d’oranges et tu ne sais pas quoi faire avec?

Ne les jette surtout pas!

J’ai quelques idées pour les réutiliser…

Produits ménagers:

  1. Les faire macérer dans du vinaigre environ 1 mois. Filtrer puis diluer avec de l’eau en proportion de 1/3 vinaigre pour 2/3 d’eau. Utiliser pour nettoyer vitre, salle de bains, cuisine, etc.
  1. Les utiliser directement, tel quel, pour nettoyer une planche à découper, faire briller les (fossets) robinets, dégraisser une surface, etc.

En cuisine :

  1. Orangettes ou citronnettes.
  1. zestes. Séchées et broyées ou hachées finement, servent dans les préparations culinaires. Dès qu’une recette demande du zeste, vous en avez sous la main!
  1. Alcool digestive.

Dans tous les cas, retirer un maximum de pellicule blanche sous la peau de l’agrume.

  • Pour les bonbons, faire cuire dans un sirop simple 1h ou plus. Laisse refroidir puis trempe dans du chocolat fondu. Laisse durcir et impressionne tes invités!
  • Pour le zeste, laisse sécher plusieurs jours dans un endroit sec et à l’abri de la poussière. Hacher ou passer au robot pour réduire un max. Conserve dans un bocal hermétique.
    Pour le digestif, laisser macérer dans de l’alcool, comme de la vodka, 3-4 jours. Filtrer. Ajouter à un sirop simple et servir come digestif.

Dans la maison :

  1. Comme décoration. Sécher + Découper des formes amusantes. Pendre, exposer comme tu le souhaites.
  1. Parfum de maison. Sécher. Laisser dans un bocal ouvert pour parfumer la pièce ou dans un sachet perforé pour parfumer un tiroir.

Nut milk Bag / Sac pour lait végétal

Un peu plus bas pour la version française!

Why I haven’t thought of it before?

When I saw an advertisement selling a 100% cotton little bag for nut milk, I told myself, “wait, I don’t have a bag like that, I can make this myself and use it instead of a kitchen towel.”

It was so obvious that I rushed to my box of old unused clothing. I found one of my kids’ t-shirt and cut into it right away. I Sewed two straight line to close the bag on each side and Tada! I had a nut milk bag.

I rushed to soak almonds and this morning I made almond milk using my new little baggy! I’m so proud… I bet you can hear it!

Convenient. Useful. Reuse. Repurposing. Recycling. Fun. Simplicity. These are all words that to come to mind with this fulfilling idea!

I call it making good use of marketing and advertising influence 😜


Pourquoi je n’y ai pas pensé avant?

Quand j’ai vu une publicité vendant un petit sac 100% coton pour faire du lait végétal , je me suis dit “attends, je n’ai pas de sac comme ça moi, je peux le faire moi-même et l’utiliser plutôt qu’un torchon de cuisine.”

C’était tellement évident que je me suis précipité dans ma boîte de vieux vêtements inutilisés. J’ai trouvé un des t-shirts des enfants et je l’ai coupé tout de suite. J’ai cousu deux lignes droites pour fermer le sac de chaque côté et Tada! J’ai un sac de lait végétal!

Je me suis dépêché à faire tremper des amandes et ce matin, j’ai fait du lait d’amande en utilisant mon nouveau petit sachet! Je suis si fier … Je parie que tu peux l’entendre!

Pratique. Utile. Réutiliser. Recycler. Fun. Simple. Ce sont tous les mots qui me viennent à l’esprit avec cette idée épanouissante!

J’appelle ça faire bon usage du marketing et de l’influence publicitaire 😜


Homemade Christmas Decorations Ideas

Create decorations with what you have in the kitchen or in your backyard.

Here are the ones I made this year…

Scented decoration : oranges with cloves. Looks vibrant and smells fantastic. Cut zest of the orange and make a pattern. Pin in cloves. Display as you like. The smaller the room, the more the smell is present.

Decorated candles : decorate with cinnamon sticks and tread. Make or buy a candle, display cinnamon sticks around it and make hold with a tread/rope. If you have ribbons, you can use them instead of the rope.

Center piece : water stems (rosemary, pine, holly). Pick stems from my backyard and add them to water and fresh cranberries. It makes a clean and trendy decoration!

Atmosphere Lighting : mason jar tealight covered fabric. Use an old bed sheet cut out the size I need to cover the jar. I use a rope to finish it and to make the fabric hold. I glue pieces of tree bark pre cut in christmassy shapes. The second one is covered with an old see through shiny fabric I found in my scrap box.

Wish cards holder : rope and small clothespins. I made braided rope with a coton rope that was left from last year. Made it stick on the wall with gum and added small Christmas clothespins bought many year ago.

Have fun!

In health,


Bowl covers

Not using any plastic is a hard thing to do but with these things in hand, it’s easier!

Instead of using plastic wrap over my bowls of leftovers, I use either linen covers or wax paper.

I made two size of covers in a 100% linen fabric. Small and large.

They are easily resizable that fits all the different sizes of my bowls.

They are machine washable. Endless use!

Wax Wrapping Paper

To cover my leftovers, wrap sandwiches or

Wax wrapping paper are the best alternative to plastic wrap

I made those myself with tissues that I covered with beeswax.

Simple, ecological and endless use.

Washable with soap and water.

When the beeswax gets thinner, I can reapply beeswax.

Bulk Bags

Not using any plastic is a hard thing to do but with these things in hand, it’s easier!

Having bulk stores is great and bringing my glass containers is not always possible.

They are not as handy and easy to carry as bags.

These I made with 100% linen fabric.

I made two sizes that I find just perfect for the quantities I usually buy in bulk.

Large = 24cm x 34 cm

Small = 21cm x 23 cm

If you would like some for yourself, I can make them for you. Just ask here!