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1t5s: on make-it-yourself at home

Since my time at the cattle station I’ve become really interested in make-it-yourself – and I suppose I’ve always been a bit of a greenie, too. I never really realised how easy it is though; l even if you’re only a little organised getting a half-decent homecooked meal on the table or making your own laundry detergent isn’t all that hard.

So here is what I will be making this week (because if everything goes according to plan I shall be organised this week):

I got homemade chips down to an art, even in the world’s worst oven:

  1. Clean or peal potatoes
  2. Cut them about a centimeter wide (if you make carrot chips instead or mix them in with the potatoes make sure they are twice as thick otherwise they will burn)
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of oil and salt to taste (or sometimes cajun spices or whatever takes your fancy)
  4. Line oven tray with baking paper and spread potatoes out
  5. Bake for approximately 30 min. on 180 degrees
  6. For a full meal get some chicken wings and chuck them in the oven too!

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I can’t believe I don’t have my own photo… Please share one of your homemade accomplishments! For inspiration go here for English and here for Dutch.

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4 thoughts on “1t5s: on make-it-yourself at home

  1. Ja gezond en lekker: biologisch, uit eigen tuin of uit een biologische tuin. In het Wandelbos in Tilburg, zijn wij er ook volop mee bezig. Ook in het wild is wat te halen!
    Thuis iets minder konsekwent maar wel van ouds. Variatie in wat er op tafel staat , wat het seizoen brengt enzo, zijn zo van de uitgangspunten.

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  3. I washed my babies nappies in home made washing detergent, although I made mine into 10 litres of gel, by adding boiling water until it was all dissolved…I’m not old, I just refused to use disposable nappies (and also made and used washable sanitary napkins- they’re easy and there are a lot of patterns and suggestions on the interwebs- best thing- you never run out!).

    • Yes, I saw an idea for unpaper towels, really tickled my creative side. It’s on the to-do list!
      I don’t have any kids yet, but I’ve never really been taken by disposable nappies, so it’s good to hear it’s doable. Although I don’t particularly fancy icky baby poo nappies to be honest 😉
      Thanks reading.

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