Ever since my husband and I moved into the little house where we currently live, we've been having a problem with ants. They are simply everwhere - in our kitchen sink; in our bathroom; even in our dirty laundry (edit: I just found one in my keyboard)!
We've tried various chemical solutions to keep them away, but nothing has been particularly helpful. So I thought maybe one of you had to deal with ants once, and can suggest some natural remedy.
Thank you so much for the sweet and kind comments you have left for me in the past few days. And thanks to all the dear ones who sent me emails - I've received a number of emails asking me questions, and I'm trying to keep up - I apologize if it takes some time until I can get to them all.
To those who expressed their wish to read more detailed recipes I use, and pictures of my kitchen in action - I would like to clarify that (to my deepest regret) cooking had to be kept to a minimum lately around here. With us being away from home for days at a time during the last month, and me not being exactly at the top of my well-being and energy level, we have been eating very simple meals (such as for example bread, eggs and salad of fresh vegetables). Cooking for Shabbat has been very simple as well - so I simply don't have much to show for now.
I do hope to cook more, and try new recipes, and in general be able to do more around here soon - and share with you. Thankfully I'm blessed to be the wife of a wonderful, understanding man, who doesn't raise an eyebrow when he sees some things aren't done on schedule (it's almost 6 P.M. around here, and I still have dishes from yesterday waiting in the sink) - simply because he knows it's not laziness or unwillingness to take care of our home - and who only cares about how I'm feeling and whether I get proper rest.
Tomorrow, I hope to start puttering around early, to have everything ready for Shabbat on time. I wish you all the most wonderful weekend, and hope you are all enjoying the beginning of summer (or winter - whichever part of the earth you are in).
PS: On Friday, while cooking for Shabbat, I accidentally spilled some powdered turmeric in my kitchen sink. Haven't seen a single ant around that area since. Food for thought!