Category: Tips

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Blueberry Cake Tip

Blueberries have a tendency to sink to the bottom of the cake. BUT WHY DO MY BLUEBERRIES SINK? Answer is simple .. GRAVITY. Anything additional added to a cake whether be chocolate chip, blueberries, or any other berries or nuts they will sink to the bottom of the cake because of gravity. To stop them from sinking just follow this...

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How to soften butter for Cakes and Cookies

When it comes to baking all the recipes call for “ingredients at room temperature” and people often tend to overlook this step. Why is this step so important – let’s dig deep look into this concept and find out the connection between room temperature and baking and how to soften butter for cakes and cookies? With cold butter sticks the end result will...

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How to store Cilantro leaves

Have a large bundle of cilantro herbs on hand and wondering how to store Cilantro leaves. Follow these step by step process and storing cilantro could be a breeze. Cilantro/coriander leaves is a very flavorful herb and it taste good only if it used fresh. Cilantro leaves can get mushy and wilt away pretty soon if not stored properly. Went...

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Fluffy Puris

For fluffy puris – While kneading the dough adjust the amount of water with 2 tablespoon of milk. For example – if the dough requires 1 cup of water adjust it – minus 2 tablespoon of water from 1 cup and add 2 tablespoon of milk.  

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Paintbrush magic

A dry paintbrush or a make up brush on hand can be very helpful. Use it to dust cook-top and burners, dust frames, blinds and small areas and grooves where dust gets trapped.

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Kitchen sponge

Overnight soaking in liquid household bleach will rid a kitchen sponge of odors and remove any food stains at the same time.

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Soothe a bee or jellyfish sting

Stung by a wasp or bee – dot the irritation with vinegar and relieve itching. Acidic nature of vinegar will help neutralize the toxins of the sting and soothe you.

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Freshen up the washing machine

Periodically, pour a cup of vinegar in the machine and let it run through a regular cycle (no clothes added). Will dissolve soap residue and keep your washer clean.

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Remove mildew and odor from kiddie/children’s pool  by washing it with baking soda and warm water.

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Magic cleaner

Clean your cutting boards, inside of microwave, fridge and freezer with dry soda sprinkled on a damp cloth. Wipe/ rinse with clear water.


Get organised

Forgot your appointment or a dear friend’s birthday. Next time have a  calendar in your kitchen or study area to write all important dates, appointments, meetings & special Occasions.


Clogged drain cleaning tip

 A  clogged drain – Mix equal parts of vinegar, salt, and baking soda, pour it in the drain. Let it stand for 15 minutes, then run hot water down the drain.


Wax paper tip

Have leftover burgers, rotis or kebabs – place wax paper in between each burger/patties/rotis for easy storage.This way they will not stick to each other and can be easily removed later . Roll kebabs in wax paper and store them in a plastic bag/container.


Boiled Eggs

Hard Boiled eggs will peel easily when cracked and placed in cold water immediately after taking out of the hot water.