howtoremovestains

Over time kitchen utensils will get stains. Coffee, burning and some greens will result in staining. Soap is just not enough sometimes and you may also need some elbow grease to get the stains out. I have used baking soda for cleaning around the house before but just never thought of using it for my pots and dishes. I usually use it for my sink it leaves it shining. Just make a paste of water and baking soda and scrub the sink. The sink will be shining. I saw this trick on HGTV,...

Fluffy French Toast

My favourite meal of the day is breakfast. I start with some kind of porridge followed by anything from eggs to fruit. On occasion I like to make French toast. For as long as I can remember, I have made French toast by dipping bread in a beaten egg and frying it. It was OK and I loved it like that. I wanted to try something new so I tried a method; adding flour to the eggs. It makes the French toast fluffy. ...

How I Make Cleaning Easy

I hate cleaning the house. If I could spend all my time reading, cooking, and creating stuff that is what I would do. My sister on the other hand does not mind cleaning the house, she enjoys it. The one thing I struggle with is floors. Most houses in Zimbabwe have concrete floors and you have to put floor polish and shine them kneeling on the floor. I CAN”T! My knees just can not handle it. In my mother’s house I could get my sister to do it for me but when I got married...

When I found out I was going to have a baby boy, I got really scared. I was not sure I knew how to be a mother to a boy, boys seemed more complicated than girls. Boys play rough, are loud and like getting dirty! Now that I have Leo, these are now the least of concerns. I am now more aware of societal pressures and stigmas that boys have to deal with on daily basis. The best I can do is teach him lessons now that he can take as he grows. I will not be present daily to guide him...

caramelised onion and cabbage

Growing up we had cabbage two ways; in coleslaw salad or boiled to death. It is the later method that will make you hate cabbage for life. In Zimbabwe, cabbage is a cheap vegetable and it is usually the vegetable of choice for large gatherings and mission boarding schools, like the one I attended. It is roughly chopped and if you are lucky tomatoes and onion are thrown in. It is for this reason that after high school I had promised to never eat cooked cabbage again. After years...

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