When you have guests staying over for the night, a few touches to the room they’re staying in can make it feel like their home away from home. You don’t have to roll out the red carpet – just a few extra touches can make your home feel extra welcoming.
Growing your own veggies at home isn’t as difficult as you may think. It also means you can stop worrying about the pesticides used in commercial farms and the cost of buying organic. Once you know how, it’s simply a matter of waiting a few weeks to have fresh produce for dinner.
Every wardrobe has a couple of pieces that are rarely worn. Storing them for extended periods of time can result in musty smelling clothes and the problem is further exacerbated by a humid climate that encourages moisture in the environment.
Carbohydrates are a daily diet staple for most of us, even though they have been singled out in recent times as the main culprit of weight gain. At a fundamental level, they affect our blood sugar (or glucose) which regulates our energy levels and the type of ‘carb’ can also determine how quickly we become hungry again after eating. But are carbs really bad for us?
Truffles have become one of the trendiest ingredients in recent years. Truffle fries, pasta with truffles and other dishes seasoned with truffles are increasingly making an appearance in restaurants.
Carbohydrates may not be everyone’s cup of tea, especially those on low-carb diets. It can be especially challenging at breakfast time, however. From cereal to bread and oatmeal, going carb-free can be a challenge when starting your day. With some planning and new ways of cooking traditional ingredients, it’s not just possible, but can even be easy.
Vacuums are extremely useful appliances when it comes to regular cleaning of dust and dirt around the home. Sometimes however, we may find ourselves wishing they could extend their cleaning prowess to even more situations. Here are some new and novel ideas for using your vac outside of your usual cleaning routine.
Potluck gatherings are a godsend for hosts who need to share the load of cooking for a large group. But it can be stressful if you’re not particularly adept in the culinary arts and aren’t sure what to make. Here are a few tips for potluck dishes that can help ensure you turn up with a dish that isn’t going back home with you.
Living with new people can be challenging. Everything from paying the bills, cleaning up the house or even having visitors over for a period of time can be a cause for disagreements. But sharing a home – and rent – is becoming more commonplace as individuals start leaving the family nest to strike it out on their own. A peaceful co-existence, however, may not be too hard to achieve.
Using a little stick could make the difference between a grassy-tasting cocktail and a tasty concoction with a variety of subtle flavours. Muddling is an age old cocktail mixing technique where a wooden stick is used like a pestle to press herbs and spices in the bottom of a glass to release their flavour. This [...]