Category: Tips

Chocolate ice-cream stain

Chocolate ice-cream stain

| 29 May 2015

You are enjoying that divine chocolate ice-cream, when a blob falls on your snow white cotton shirt and leaves a very unsightly stain. Don’t despair. Rub the spot with salted water and then wash in the usual way.

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Balsamic Vinegar

Balsamic Vinegar

| 29 May 2015

Good quality balsamic vinegar can be rather expensive due to the long process that is required until the final product is obtained. However, it can be stored indefinitely, in a cool and dark place away from heat, as oxygen does not create a problem when the bottle is opened and the vinegar will not deteriorate. […]

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Keep your cut lemon fresh

Keep your cut lemon fresh

| 19 May 2015

Very often we use only half a lemon. The remaining half almost always goes to waste, as it spoils very quickly. Here is a trick that will keep you half lemon fresh for quite a long time. Put some sugar in a saucer and place the cut side of the lemon on the sugar. The […]

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How to keep your veggies fresh longer

How to keep your veggies fresh longer

| 19 May 2015

You go to the greengrocer’s once a week and you end up eating wilted salads or cooking vegetables that are not at their best. What can you do to keep them fresh and crisp? First you place them in the special drawer in the fridge. Then you place a sponge soaked in water. This will […]

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Another use for mayonnaise.

Another use for mayonnaise.

| 14 May 2015

Full-fat mayonnaise has a high oil content, and it can do wonders around the house. It can help you with the huge problem of bubble gum stuck to the hair of your young offspring. You don’t have to cut the child’s hair. Instead bring out the mayonnaise. Take a fair amount of mayonnaise and massage […]

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Olive Oil to the rescue of your nails.

Olive Oil to the rescue of your nails.

| 14 May 2015

Olive oil really adds to the taste of your salads and your cooking in general, but it is a fantastic beauty aid as well. Olive oil helps soften the cuticles and at the same time nourishes the nails in depth. So just gently rub a little warm olive oil on your cuticles and nails, until […]

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Insect repellent

Insect repellent

| 19 February 2015

Coffee grounds are very good insect repellent and are safe for children and pets. Sprinkle the coffee grounds any place you don’t want to see ants, snails or slugs. Effective and cheap way to get rid of bugs that bug you!

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Baking Soda

Baking Soda

| 19 February 2015

Always keep a box of baking soda at hand, as it never fails to come to the rescue when you wish to clean and disinfect around your house. You can also clean children’s toys safely with this wonder powder. Put a quart of water in a small basin and add four tablespoonfuls baking soda. Soak a […]

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Banana Peel for Pearly Whites

Banana Peel for Pearly Whites

| 2 July 2014

We all know that coffee, tea and other things, color the teeth and turn them yellow. Here is a cheap and effective way to whiten teeth that have lost their shine! Take a piece of a banana peel and rub it on your teeth for 2 – 3 minutes daily after brushing your teeth. The […]

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Relief for Irritated Skin

Relief for Irritated Skin

| 2 July 2014

Oatmeal can work wonders for skin that has been treated roughly. Boil some oats in water, and then let it cool down, until it is lukewarm. The quantity of the oats depends on the skin area that you have to cover. Take a damp cloth or damp gauze and spread some boiled oatmeal on it. […]

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