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Vinegar Fridays book




Here's what people are saying about 
Green Grandma's Vinegar Fridays:

Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino of the Best Ever You network writes: 

The book just isn't about cleaning with vinegar though. It is about many other uses for it such as keeping rabbits out of your garden, taming the frizzies in your hair and more.

But above all, Green Grandma "Hana" is a really great writer. Hana really has a knack for words and good sentences, so really the book could be about anything and it would be a winner because of Hana's writing touch.

Click here to read more of the Best Ever You Blue Ribbon review.

Toni, the Chic Mama gave another glowing review:
Hana Haatainen Caye, also known as The Green Grandma, has written "Vinegar Fridays," a book filled with the wonderful uses of vinegar. I absolutely love the book's description, "A splash of vinegar with a dash of personality." The book, "Vinegar Fridays," is such an easy read, many thanks to Hana's personality jumping off the pages. Let me tell you, this book is not your Grandma's book about vinegar. Ummm, well, actually it is, but this Grandma's book is way better!

The first thing I noticed about "Vinegar Fridays" is that all of the information is compiled in such an organized way. For example, each chapter pertains to a specific use of vinegar. One chapter is regarding the beauty uses of vinegar: "Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder." Another chapter is regarding the many health benefits of vinegar: "Vinegar - For The Health Of It." This organization truly makes finding specific uses for vinegar around your household easy peasy.

Want more? Read the rest of Toni's kind review here.

If you head over to Because I Said So (and Other Mommyisms), you'll have the chance to read the most thorough review of the book. It seems as though Meg tried nearly every tip in the book ... and posted pictures to demonstrate the effectiveness of these tried and true vinegar-related remedies!

There is literally, something for everyone in this book. Several tips could easily fit into more than one chapter, so I found myself wishing there was an index for easy reference.

Taking Meg's comment to heart, I added an index. For those of you who bought the first edition of Vinegar Fridays without the index, click this link for an index you can print and put in the back of your book.


Meg's review is a fun and informative read. If you haven't had the chance, I highly recommend checking it out. I guarantee you'll learn something!

Jodee, from Multi Healing Balm, gave another glowing review. 


If your new year’s resolution is to clean up your act whether it to be more eco friendly, healthier, happier, more energetic or to lose weight, then Vinegar Fridays should definitely be on your read list. The Green Grandma takes you through every room in the house, even giving your beauty supply an overhaul in an often funny, easy-to-read style. Although I thought of Vinegar Fridays as more of a reference book I promise those ‘dedicated’ will find it hard to put down.
Wanda, of Scratch That, mentioned the need for an index as well. But she had some other really nice things to say about the book. Her review is quite comprehensive, too.
The book itself is a very quick read. Hana condenses a lifetime's worth of tips into 72 pages. Each of the 19 chapters is just a few pages long, so it's quite easy to breeze through them. Hana's personality comes through as well, making me giggle at times. I've never met her in real life, but I feel like I know her from reading her blog, and her book feels just the same. She introduces us to her family in this book and tells how these tips have helped her whole family, right on down to her grand-kids.

Lisa, from Living Echoes, writes: Reading Vinegar Fridays made me want to clean my whole house.

Want to. I almost never want to clean my house. But Hana makes it sound fun and safe and effective. And if all you need is a jug of vinegar, and occasionally some baking soda, then there’s no lugging around a bucket of cleaners that leave you woozy from the smell.

Vinegar Fridays offers tips for more than just cleaning. Facial masks. No-pooing (in place of shampooing). Salad dressings (of course!) And other health-related remedies. Read the rest of the review here.


Long-time follower, Danielle, posted this review on Amazon: I have been a big fan of vinegar for a LONG time, using it for both cleaning, and in the kitchen, but The Green Grandma website got me to expand my vinegar usage even more! I purchase distilled white vinegar by the gallons! It wasn't until the blog started Vinegar Fridays (which is what this book has been created from) that I realized the MANY uses for apple cider vinegar (ACV). I reach for the ACV at least once a day now, for daily consumption, as well as cough medicine for my kids, treatment for acid reflux, etc. Purchasing this book has made life even easier as I can quickly refer to the pages on the topic I am interested in, and mix up some inexpensive, extremely effective solutions! 

And two more Amazon reviews worth sharing:


I met the author at a writing conference and was intrigued that she somehow found a way to blog about -- of all things -- vinegar every Friday, and then to collect all that knowledge into a book.

I wouldn't have thought there was enough about vinegar to fill a book, but there you have it!
Linda writes: As a novice of no-chemical living, I'm learning, slowly but surely. Hana's way of presenting her material is engaging, fun, and actually exciting. I immediately bought a nice spray bottle to concoct my cleaning spray, and I've started using vinegar in the rinse cycle of my washer, with awesome results. The most amazing thing is that there isn't a vinegar smell as I would have thought. And so much cheaper!

If you think this book is a little thin for the money, don't believe it! She crams a ton of suggestions on a single page, gets right to her point each time, and doesn't get off-topic at all. Plus, I'm going to end up saving a lot more than the price of this book just in the first few months alone.

I love that she also doesn't get high-horse preachy with this subject. She simply presents it as a commonsense, back-to-basics change that is impossible to ignore.

I'm excited about changing our habits and cleaning up our act (so to speak)! I'd recommend this book to anyone considering cutting down on the chemicals in his or her life. Easy and fun to read, and a breath of fresh air (literally!). 


Carisa writes (on Lulu.com): I want to start by saying..I am officially a convert. This book combines the right amount of humor, insight and easy recipes all rolled together into one insightful book. I didn't know vinegar could have this many purposes but Hana shows us that it is just not something you mix with oil and throw on your salad. All I can say is my eyes are open. It was such a great read that I guarantee you will be rummaging through your kitchen cupboard to try at least one or more of these recipes right away. 




You can purchase Vinegar Fridays online at Lulu.com, Amazon.com, or BarnesandNoble.com.  

Or, contact me for a signed copy for a special price of $8.00 plus $3.00 s/h. U.S. and Canada only. Payment accepted through Paypal. 











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