Clean and declutter your home for the New Year

Since it’s nearly the end of this year, it’s the perfect time to declutter your home and give it a good clean. When entering a new year clutter free, you can start afresh and feel more productive. It is a proven fact that decluttering can provide many …

12 home and garden uses for salt

Every household has salt.   But did you know that you can use salt for more than adding flavour to your food?   Here are my 12 favourite uses for salt in the home and in the garden.   Freshen up your hands. After handling …

Flowers to eat

Do you feel that your food needs a little something to make it more appealing? Add to it a flower or two!   But not just any flower.  Not everything that blossoms is safe for human consumption. Stick to the tried and tested. Here are some of …

Gingerbread men recipe

Preparation time: 20 minutes Baking time: 15 minutes   Ingredients: 30ml full cream milk 50ml golden syrup 125g butter (unsalted) 1 egg 750g cake flour 125ml brown sugar 5ml bicarbonate of soda 5ml ground cinnamon 10ml ground ginger 3ml …

Chinese steamed pork buns recipe

How to make delicious Chinese steamed pork buns   Preparation time for dough: 1 hour and 45 minutes. Cooking time: 20 minutes   Dough ingredients: 1 cup warm water 1 tablespoon sugar 1 packet of yeast 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 + 1/4 cup …

Creating a capsule wardrobe for your baby

Are you ever “surprised” by the amount of clothes your baby has? Does your baby have many clothes that are either worn once or never worn? Do you give away new, unworn baby clothing more times than you care to admit?   If you said yes to …

Outdoor games for kids

Are you struggling to get the kids away from digital screens and out of the house, even on a beautiful, sunny day? Here is a suggestion. Teach them how to play some all-time favourite outdoor games!   1. Apple bobbing Fill a large bucket with …

How to throw a Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed baby shower

Some will say it’s for boys only, but I disagree. Gone are the days of the obligatory pink and white theme for a baby girl shower. The Baby & Co, i.e. Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme will make your baby shower memorable and unique. Most women will …

How to host a backyard party

Since it’s nearly summer, it is time to celebrate! Spring means “sun’s out guns out” and of course we want any excuse to have a party! This blog will highlight some affordable and easy ways to make a party to remember, and all in the comfort of your own …

Reflections on mini ovens

Well, I finally braced myself and got one of those mini ovens. As a snobby occasional cook (I cook rarely, but when I cook I cook up a storm, at least in my own eyes), I used to pooh-pooh my friend’s odes in the praise of mini ovens. But then my …