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How to Store Eggs

Always store eggs in the fridge. As bacteria inside or on the outside of the egg multiples much faster at room temperature than in the fridge. an egg refreigerated for one week will be fresher than an egg stored at room temperature for just one day.

Vinegar – Nature’s Secret Weapon

You will be amazed by the incredible power and properties that vinegar has.

Vinegar can help you keep your home beautifully clean and sparkling naturally and simply.

Through out the house

  • vinegar can get rid of germs,
  • disinfect  and deodorise.
  • clean carpets and rugs
  • clean windows and mirrors

For the Laundry

  • returns colors to their orginial intensity
  • give your whites and immaculate sparkle
  • removes perspiration and deodorant stains
  • prevent clothes becoming shiny when ironing


  • Destrony bacteria
  • Give glasses and china a lovely sparkle
  • disinfect refrigerator
  • Clean the oven without having to scrub
  • remove stains

In the Garden

  • Repel insect
  • Protect plants from ant infestation
  • encourage plant’s growth
  • get rid of weeds


  • Tenderise meat
  • preserve vegetables

7 Ways to uses a Muffin Tray

Here are some ways to use your Muffin Tray

  1. Use the MuffinTray to help organises your toolshed by storing small screws, nails and other DIY parts in them
  2. Squeeze sauces and toppings into muffin sections when going on a picnic – it will save you take a wholes lot of bottles
  3. Use it for your little ones when painting, as you can put different paint color in each muffin
  4. fill it with yummy covering (chocolate sprinkles, hundred and thousands) for your ice cream cones  for easy dipping.
  5. Freeze stock in them and then place in individual potion in a plastic bag
  6. Use for storing food you have prepared for the children as it a great size for a meal for them, and you can reheat when required,
  7. Make Mini Quiches in them.

Stop Guacamole from browning

To stop Guacamole from browning add the juice from half a lemon or put the pit back into the mix and cover with clingwrap

Ways to cook chestnuts

An easy way to cook chestnuts is in the a sandwich press, just prick first and the put in Sandwich press

Crumbing meat

When Crumbing meat use plain yoghurt instead of flour and egg, and then dip in a favourite coating

Fixing Kitchen Disasters

Cake sinks in middle – Serve warm as a pudding with custard and Ice cream, or a sweet sauce

Burnt top of  cake – Cut off the burnt top and decorate cake with butter icing or whipped cream and fresh fruit

Gravy/ sauce too runny – Mix a little cornflour or wheat flour and water together in a small bowl or cup to form a paste and add to gravy which continuing to stir until boils.

Gravy/ sauce too thick – add a little bit of water or stock until the right consistency

Curry too Spicy – Add a little cream, Coconut milk/ Cream o r yoghurt to tone it down the heat

Mousse does not set – use a a topping for a dessert or layered in a dessert glass with fruit and cream.

Lumpy Sauce or batter – Strain through a sieve or process the sauce in a blender until smooth

Removing the bad smells

1) Deodorise the House  – Sprinkle carpets with Bi-Carb Soda, leave for a few minutes and then vacuum

2) Removing the smell in fridge  – Mix Bi-Carb Soda with vanilla essense and put in fridge

3) Remove stained tea and coffee Cups  – Apply Bi- Carb Soda With a damp cloth and rub tea and coffee cups

4) Freshen the sinks  – slowly pouring 1/2 Cup Bi-Carb Soda down drain together with warm water

5) Smelly shoes  – Pour a little Bi-Carb Soda in shoes and leave for 2-3 days to absorb odour

6) Feel refreshed after a long day   – Put in 1/2 cup Bi – Carb Soda in bath for a refreshing bath and soak – you will come out feeling silky smooth.


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