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A BLUE JEAN PSA–TAKE TWO

Ya’ll.  Please go buy this kitchen soap.  (It’s even on sale!)

coconut-lime-verbena soap

Come home and wash your hands.  Repeat.  It’s okay, you can repeat, because this stuff is so moisturizing and lovely that it won’t wear out even really sensitive skin like mine.  But even if you don’t repeat, the fresh, subtle scent will stay with you all day.  No, they’re not paying me to say this, although that would be nice.  It’s just that my friend Romy keeps this in her guest bathroom and I finally decided to buy some for myself and now I’m in love.  And when you’re in love, you just can’t keep it to yourself.

So, thanks.  You can go back to your lives now.  Be sure to come back tomorrow, though, for blackberry upside-down cake…oh yes oh yes oh yes.

A BLUE JEAN PSA

Is your fridge a scary place? Does everything you store end up coming out smelling like tuna-fish sandwiches? It may be time to get help.

Fridges aren’t actually supposed to smell like anything. They’re not! And if yours does, fear not. Baking soda is here:
baking soda change!
For less than a dollar, you can buy two of these guys. Throw one in the icebox (I just love that word, icebox!) and the other in the freezer. Change every two-three months to keep things smelling nice and neutral.*

Just a friendly reminder from your neighborhood Blue Jean Gourmet! We now return you to your regularly scheduled Sunday.

baking soda change! 2

*If that doesn’t do the trick, you may need to take a long, hard look at your food storage methods. Alas, Ziploc bags and plastic wrap, while convenient, do not provide a sufficent enough barrier for strong odors like garlic & onion. Invest in a few pieces of storage ware, or just wash and re-use jars, bottles, and plastic butter tubs, etc. Still got a funky-smelling-fridge? You may need to activate Operation: Wipedown, in which you 1) Remove everything from fridge (being sure to switch to warmest setting first). 2) Open & inspect all fridge contents. 3) Clean shelves, drawers, nooks, & crannies. 4) Return salvageable foodstuffs, dispose of the rest. 5) Bask in the sense of accomplishment & now-unoffensive-refrigerator smell!

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