Restoring Crystallized Honey or Jam
To restore crystallized
honey just stand the jar in a bowl of boiling water for a few
minutes till it becomes runny again or alternately place the honey/jam
glass jars without their lids in a microwave and turn the microwave on in
full power for a few seconds
tomatoes can be made easy if you follow this
Make a shallow cross at the bottom of the tomatoes with a knife. Place the
tomatoes in hot water for a couple of minutes. Remove them from the water
and leave to cool. . The skin can now be peeled easily
Extracting Juice from Lime
extract MORE juice out of Limes / Lemons you simply microwave them in full
power for 10 secs or roll them with the palm of your hand for sometime
peel a Mango, cut the skin lengthwise into four sections (do not cut
through the flesh). Pierce a fork into the top portion of the Mango with
one hand. Now using the other hand gently lift the skin from the end
portion of the Mango with a knife.
you think you don't have time or the ingredients for a conventional salad
then just chop any green vegetable like zucchini, beans etc and mix them
with peas (if available) and boil them in water for just a few minutes
(they should be slightly crunchy). Drain the water and mix the vegetables
with a little mayonnaise and yogurt.. season with salt and pepper.
To Remove Fat From Meat Stock
preparing fresh meat stock, refrigerate the stock for a few hours. The fat
solidifies on the surface of the stock. Simply remove this solidified fat.
the onions and cut the in half. Soak them in water for a few minutes. This
will stop your eyes from watering when you cut them.
don't have to go through the chore of baking/boiling potatoes if you are
blessed with a
Simply prick the potatoes well with a fork. Wrap a kitchen paper towel over them
and microwave them in full power for 15mins (
Please note: Large potatoes take 15 mins smaller varieties take a shorter
Homemade Citrus Peel
don't have to spend money on expensive lemon or orange peel if the recipe
asks for it. Grate leftover orange or lemon peel and add a bit of sugar on
it and refrigerate in a air-tight container
Tying a Parcel
tying up a parcel, wet the string. This will prevent it from slipping when
it is being tied and when it dries up, it will shrink and stay in position
water can be added to used tea bags. When the water is cool remove the tea
bags and use this water to feed the plants. Do this occasionally and not
often as the caffeine in tea may be too strong for them.
from boiling eggs is nutritious for plants.
of wilted plants can be snipped off and placed in a glass containing
boiling water for a few seconds. Then place them in a vase containing cold
Your Little One's Work
a coat of hair spray on your child's drawing. This acts as a fixative and
prevents the colour from fading.
for your Glassware
a thin paste of baking powder and water and rub it on your glassware.
Rinse with warm water. Dry with a soft cloth for an instant shine.
a week soak hands in a bowl containing warm water and Soda Bicarbonate for
raw potato / tea bags / cucumber slices make great eye pads for puffy eyes
sugar and your regular cleansing cream mixed together make a great
Facial Scrub (for dry skin) is a mixture of oatmeal, honey and yogurt
readymade or homemade mayonnaise on dry hair. Cover with foil or plastic
film and leave it on for 30 mins. Rinse off and shampoo
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