This is an improved version of Mary Berry’s tip on butter. She suggests using a grater to cut butter before using it in a dough recipe. My tip goes a bit further, making it just perfect! All you need to do is Continue reading
I used to place my vacuum cleaner’s nozzle next to a hole being drilled to suck up any brick dust and prevent it from falling down. This was not ideal though because the motor filter is not suited to very fine dust. Now, I would like to share with you a great new tip, a much better way to pick up brick dust that cannot damage the vacuum cleaner.
Use a dust pan (because it has a wide brim and a nice handle!), place a wet kitchen towel over it and locate the dust pan right under the hole being drilled. The falling brick dust will be collected by the wet kitchen towel. When finished, simply put the kitchen towel in the bin. Try this tip and let me know what you think!
Stock, whether made from lamb, beef or chicken bones, will give a lovely “meaty” and rich flavour to any dish. and is soooooooo easy to make! Below is a quick picture guide to give you that confidence to try yourself. Continue reading
Beware of plants on special offer although I will show you in this post that every cloud has a silver lining! Let me explain… Continue reading
When making lemon or lime zest, most of the zest gets stuck on the grater. I used to run a pointy knife along the little blades to try and scrape off the zest but I have now found an easier way: Continue reading
For those of you who still use soap bars instead of liquid soap (it works out so much cheaper!), this tip is for you. Continue reading
If your ice cream is too hard to scoop, I found that the following tip works better than dipping the ice cream scoop in a mug of hot water. Continue reading
Be careful when using fabric dust sheets as they seem to have a mind of their own. When preparing walls for decorating, I found that Continue reading
Ever wondered how to shorten a screw? My tip is easy and straight forward and does not involve a saw. Continue reading
Ok, I know! This tip is not going to help you save time (nor money) now but it would have saved you time once upon a time, when you were still at infant school and had to learn how many days there are in which month! Continue reading
Here are a couple of tips to make you save money when you use your printer. Continue reading
So, what do you do when your bananas get speckled black? Becoming far too ripe for most tastebuds, bananas will, more often than not, end up in the bin… or the composter if you have one. But you would be loosing out on a great dessert! Continue reading
In this post, you will find a few tips about kids and leftover paint.
Kids love painting. To protect their clothes, you don’t need to buy any aprons, Continue reading
This tip will show you how to store liquids, i.e. sauces and soups, in the freezer. First of all, don’t buy these fancy stand-along freezer bags, you would just be wasting your money. Storage in a rigid plastic container is not the best option either because i) the container will most likely be taller than the amount of liquid you want to store, taking uncessary space in the freezer, and ii) you would need to have a lot of containers in your cupboard to fulfil your freezer storage needs.
So, what I do is place a small easy-seal plastic bag inside a plastic container and fill it to the required level. Tip: fold the top of the bag towards the outside by about an inch to protect the seal from spills. Leave in the freezer overnight. Then, pull the bag out of the container. Seal the bag (if not done already), make note of content and date and return to the freezer. Tip: warm the container with your hands or dip it quickly into hot water if the bag is stuck inside the container.