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The many uses of baking soda

Baking soda deserves our respect. Also known as bicarbonate of soda and sodium bicarbonate, this white powder is amazingly versatile. Read on to discover some of the tried and tested uses of baking soda for health, grooming, cleaning, and …

How to buy dinnerware

Food looks better when served on nice plates; some claim it tastes better too. There’s your reason to take this subject seriously! Although dinnerware can be made from glass, wood, plastic or metal, ceramic is by far the most popular material. That is …

Carpets for your home

Carpets and rugs provide warmth and comfort, reduce slips and falls, absorb noises and add a beauty and style. This blog post will help you choose the right carpet for every room. Living room Depending on the arrangement of your furniture and on …

How to pack a salad

You know what the problem is. You make a fresh salad the evening before and put it in the fridge. Alas, when you open it the next day at work for lunch... those crispy leafy greens have turned all tired and wilted. That unappealing sight is what makes …

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 …

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 …

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 water …

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 …