STAIN ADVENTURE

“My books are likely to contain food stains.”

The other morning I had some thawed berried to drain before I topped them with Greek yogurt for a breakfast treat.  Actually, the yogurt was fast approaching its “use by” date and someone had to eat it.  Both kitchen sinks were filled – one with hot, soapy water and one with hot rinse water.  I took a strainer and the bag of berries into the bathroom.  We have a marble sink in the bathroom, through no fault of our own.

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Picture exemplifying “sink”.

I drained the berries and left the strainer in the sink.  I went about life and forgot about the strainer and the LARGE blueberry stain that was making itself at home in the bottom of the sink.  By the time I saw and remembered, the stain was set.  (Sorry I forgot to take pictures, again.)  It came down to finding someone to blame, living with the stain, or computing how many blueberries I’d need to stain the entire sink blue.

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OR – I remembered the baking soda and peroxide trick for removing stains from baking pans.  I thought it was worth a shot.  I covered the stain with a goodly amount of baking soda and splashed on peroxide until the baking soda was completely damp.  Next I sprinkled on more baking soda.

If I remembered correctly, this had to sit about 6 hours or more.  I told my husband not to run water in the bathroom sink and confessed.  And waited.  That evening I rinsed away the magic potion.  The stain was completely gone!  I did a happy dance.  I mused that a blueberry sink might not be that awful.  I guess it’s the artist in me.

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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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