How to Clean and Care for a Cutting Board

black background cutting board with garlic and green herbs on it

Dear Home-Ec 101, I’m interested in learning the proper care of a wooden cutting board. I use one for veggies and meats (I use bleach on it after it has been used for meats) and a separate board for fruits. If I cut fruits on the cleaned veggie board, the flavors of onion, garlic, and …

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Friendly Spring Cleaning Encouragement

Blue and white background that says Spring Cleaning Encouragement with a woman with her arms full of laundry on a yellow background.

This post was updated on March 19, 2022. Lisa says: Now’s a good time to get your spring cleaning started, particularly if you have minions children on spring break. I’m extra lucky, my son is in college, and his spring break was last week, so I’m a little ahead of the game. Luckily, my mom …

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Is It Sanitary? Does It Matter?

Hello,I know someone who picks up their dog’s poop using kitchen utensils. They think it’s okay because they bleached the utensils and or wash them in the dishwasher. They also use these utensils to prepare their own food.I do not agree!  Please advise!!!Signed,Horrified in Horseshoe Bay Dear Horrified, There’s some stuff to unpack here, and I’m …

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Deep Clean Your Entryway or Foyer

This week we’re going to start at the front door and not only that, we’re going to take it a little bit further and include your front porch or stoop if you have one. (If it’s pouring down rain, wait until it’s a bit drier for the outside bit). If you have an outdoor broom, …

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Deep Cleaning Your Table/Dining Area

You’ll notice this week isn’t necessarily a whole room. Homes vary a lot. Some small apartments may have just a nook in the kitchen. Open floor plans may have a corner in a wide space. You get the idea. The goal today is to take control of that space and make it shine. By now …

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