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daily parcels * tied up in string *

daily musings of a vintage addict * I am totally obsessed with all things vintage * trying to keep up with my past...and sometimes ordinary everyday life

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here I am in a little cottage that evokes the energies of my ancestral lands - a cottage on the moors of Cornwall, or on the cliff tops of Ireland or Scotland. It has a hearth. I am a hedge witch {of sorts}. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. I am a gypsy; an eccentric and a mystic [I often live with a foot in two worlds]. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. Star watcher and Moon gazer. story cloth weaver. keeper of family dreams and wishes. good friend and creator of life. herbal tea drinker and potion maker.

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October 13, 2005

housekeeping

I am not a sloppy or messy cook. I clean up after myself as I go.
but dear readers, I give up.
can someone please tell me how on earth I can remove those splatter marks
on the glass in the oven door.
it doesn't matter what I do to prevent splattering during roasting, whether I cover the food with foil or put the meat in a bag
those brown marks always seem to appear.
I always wipe the oven down when finished cooking; including the door
but that doesn't help either
Last night, I took it into my head to start cleaning my stove & oven - I have tried everything - sunlight soap, hot water and a scourer; a paste of lemon juice and bicarb soda (which I must say, did help a little) but it just doesn't look clean. Then I tried to scrape it off with the end of a spoon, this worked but is so tedious.....
it is very admirable to be green, but let's be honest
- some natural cleaning methods just don't work.

2 Comments:

Blogger Amy said...

I've read that vinegar can be quite good for taking marks off the oven doors...

10:53 am  
Blogger Carol said...

I know what you mean, if this is any comfort, I have the same problem but sadly no solution.

6:41 pm  

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