Tuesday:) Toni’s Topsy-Turvey Tip Of The Day

17 Aug

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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To say I’m strange and do goofy things is putting it mildly. I make faces with my brownie mix, I save dryer lint, and the list goes on. I’m always thinking of innovative ways to conserve, save the environment, and repurpose every day items. I think I mentioned before that I like to put my watermelon rinds in my glass pitcher of water to make fruity water, but the other day, I had cut up several real delicious papayas, and thought…hmm…how can I infuse this into my water? It seemed so wasteful to throw out the rinds. I looked around for something to infuse with. I couldn’t find anything big enough with holes.

Light bulb moment…In the container where I keep all the wooden spoons and spatulas, I found a whisk. Maybe?


I wedged the thin slices of papaya skins into the whisk. They slid in very nicely and stayed caged inside. Mind you, these are just the outside washed skins or peelings, the actual papaya was cut up and put in a fruit salad earlier. But, there’s always some fruit left. Waste not, want not.


The whisk worked perfectly.It’s stainless steel and plastic, it fits in the pitcher nicely, the rinds do not escape and float around, and the water is flavored and tastes like papaya. When the water is consumed, I just add more water, pop it in the fridge, and it’s a refreshing drink for summer and lasts several days.

So, that’s my tip for the day. It may sound silly, but it tastes pretty good.

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