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Help! I accidentally defrosted the freezer
Yikes I accidentally defrosted the freezer – Can I refreeze thawed food? This article covers what you can safely refreeze, what can be cooked and frozen and what you should throw away. Refreezing itself is not inherently unsafe although the...
How to Bottle Fruit Step by Step
Want to learn how to bottle and preserve seasonal fruit simply and cheaply? This easy step by step method will let you enjoy enjoy the seasons surplus throughout the year and the only equipment you need are jars, seals and...
How to Cook Dried Beans, Lentils and Pulses
Dried beans, and legumes such as lentils, kidney beans, chickpeas and the rest contain protein, iron and fibre and no fat whatsoever and ar, among the foods dieticians and nutritionists would most like us to eat more of. They're also...
How to Cook Fluffy White Rice
I use basmati by preference - it has a lovely flavour and texture and is the only white rice that is low GI so makes you feel full for longer. I like fluffy rice with curries. You don't need to...
How to Fix a Fussy Eater
Fruit and vegetables are inexpensive, healthy and delicious, and large numbers of kids – and adults - simply don’t eat enough of them for good health.  Many of us have to contend with picky eaters.  It is easy to presume...
How to Make Ant Poison
We wage a never ending war with ants in our area. I use a home-made ant poison which is much cheaper and every bit as effective as a bought one. Because its cheap I use it more regularly and liberally...
How to Waste Less Bread
Roughly 1/3 of a loaf of bread is crust so cutting off the crusts can become a costly habit. Those unwanted crusts along with other not so fresh bread can be used in all sorts of ways – from adding...
How to Win at School Lunchboxes
I daren’t calculate how many packed lunches I have made in my lifetime. The fact is that for the best part of two decades I began the day with a roll of lunch wrap and a scowl. My first waking thought...
Make in Bulk Master Meatball Mix
I find meatballs time consuming to make for a single meal, but keeping a load ready prepared in the freezer makes a meatball meal quick and easy and the kids help out with the rolling. This mixture can also be...
Slow Cooker/ Crock pot Cheat Sheet
If you’re just want a hot meal ready and waiting as soon as you get home from work at the expense of some flavour, then the slow cooker is going to deliver that for you. Unlike slow cooking in the...
What Foods Can You Freeze?
Since the freezing process may affect the texture of some foods not all are suitable for freezing. What happens when you freeze food? Freezing involves changing the liquid content in a food to ice; Freezing slows the process that causes...
Yeast - Substitutions and Swaps
Want to know how to substitute one type of yeast for another?  Instant yeast, active yeast, Breadmaker yeast or fresh yeast -this easy guide will show you how. Yeast is a living organism requiring food, warmth and moisture to thrive....
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