Last week, Harris Teeter had their large jugs of white distilled vinegar on sale for buy one, get one free. I found myself very excited about this deal! For the working home keeper and homemaker, vinegar is a very useful item to have on hand. You can use it for making homemade vinaigrette dressings, add it to a cup of milk for a buttermilk substitute, it makes your homemade barbecue sauce tangy and is used in a lot of recipes for homemade cleaners. Apparently, I wasn't the only one who realized this was a good deal! When I went back to buy more jugs, the shelf was completely empty. So, I got a rain check!
This is a tip I learned from one of my favorite blogs - A Cultivated Nest. Add lemon (or orange) peels to a jar of white vinegar and soak for a few weeks. Remove the peels from the jar and use the vinegar in your homemade cleaning recipes. The vinegar will have a nice citrus smell from the soaked peels!