The Eight-Step Home Cure – The End of Week 2

Posted by Rebecca

How was week 2?  Did you give it a try?  Here’s how it went for me….

Week Two:

– Fix one thing in your home yourself.  I completed two small projects this week.  They weren’t repairs, but a couple of things that have been left undone since I moved into the Pink Trailer 2 1/2 years ago.  I installed two strips of trim, between my kitchen and bathroom, and my bedroom and bathroom.  My entire trailer is laminate birch, and the bathroom area is laminate tiles, but the transition between the two has remained jagged and ugly until today.  I also finally screwed down my floor vents.  I’m looking forward to walking through my house without kicking a vent across the room.  But the best part?  I really did feel like Superwoman, installing stuff and drilling stuff, and walking around with a power tool.  It was awesome!

– Clean your kitchen from top to bottom and throw away old food.  This was a huge job!  And I can’t believe how much expired food I had in my house.  But it is done.  And it is sparkling!

– Buy a water filter and use it.  I have a Brita filter that I’ve been using for a while and it’s great.

– Run your hand over every wall in your home.  Did you try this little assignment?  Me neither.  But I have a feeling that if I had I would have learned that all my walls are cold, drafty, and hollow.

– Clear a space for an “Outbox.”  I have one of these already, and use it all the time.

– Clear one surface and use the outbox.  I cleared the vanity in my bedroom last week, and lots of items from the kitchen this week.

– Buy fresh flowers.  I had a beautiful, huge bouquet delivered to me yesterday, from this special guy in Jamestown, NY.  Yesterday was our one year Meetaversary (we met at a wedding last year), and he sent me roses and lilies.  My favorite.

– Find a new recipe and cook one meal at home.  I searched for a recipe that would incorporate some special sea salt that I have.  My brother sent it to me last month.  It’s from Svalbard – an archipelago north of Norway – where he is living for a year.  Him and his friend, Catharina, extracted it from the sea at Longyearbyen.  Here are some photos of my amazing brother (who I love more than words can express), and the frigid and barren, but beautiful, Svalbard.

The recipe that I tried is also below.  It was delicious, and a perfect complement to my special sea salt.

Maple Roasted Salmon with Sea Salt

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 teaspoon Coarse Sea Salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
  • 4 (6-ounce) Norwegian salmon fillets
  • 1/4 cup all-natural maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided


  1. Preheat oven 400° F.
  2. Combine Coarse Sea Salt, brown sugar, and black pepper, and mix thoroughly. Rub salmon with brown sugar mixture making sure to use all of the mixture. Let stand 30 minutes.
  3. Combine maple syrup, mustard, and dill in a small mixing bowl, and set aside.
  4. Coat bottom of a baking pan with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Place salmon in pan, and drizzle with remaining olive oil. Bake for 12 minutes or until desired temperature.      Remove from baking pan, and drizzle salmon with maple mustard dill sauce.      Serve immediately.

This recipe was awesome!  Try it.

Rebecca Knabe


4 thoughts on “The Eight-Step Home Cure – The End of Week 2

  1. I am having so much fun with the cure I cleaned almost al my kitchen got rid of so much stuff. and bought my home flowers. Fixed my cabinet over my stove still needs some trim will pick that up tomorrow. Started refinishing the claw foot bath tub again. so love this book everyone should have one.
    Your brother looks cold. berrr!!!

  2. Wonderful post Rebecca…I grill lots of salmon and have been looking for a nice sauce to change things up a bit – I’m def going to try this recipe (and how cool you have ‘homemade’ salt). You may remember that i’m renovating my Airstream,, so many of the strategies didn’t apply to me, but since I’m getting ready to paint the interior walls, I can honestly say I’VE RUN MY HAND OVER EVERY SQUARE INCH OF MY TRAILER….and yes, doing a partial gut and reno really has given me a new perspective of how wonderful my ‘gypsy’ is- and it IS a personal experience….keep on posting the week’s tasks…I’m saving each and every one of them to revisit as often as needed to keep my simple life…well, simple.

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