The Tao of Vinegar

Distilled white vinegar isn't sexy, hip or new. But it may just be the most sustainable thing in your home.

Distilled white vinegar isn’t sexy, hip or new. But it may just be the most sustainable thing in your home.

In the heat of mid-summer, weeds can suddenly take over, rendering helpless even the most vigilant gardeners.

While most of you wouldn’t bat an eyelash at a container of chemical weed killer, you know there are still plenty of folks who believe chemicals are the only remedy for wayward weeds. It’s time to let them know that all it really takes to make the driveway stop looking like part of the lawn is a gallon or two of white distilled vinegar.

The rise and fall of a miracle liquid
Vinegar is pretty much as old as the hills, with records of its use by ancient Greeks, Romans and Babylonians. These early civilizations knew vinegar could help them preserve and season food, and they also may have explored its medicinal uses and ability to dissolve a variety of substances. (To learn more about the history of vinegar, check out www.kitchenproject.com.) Read more

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