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If you don't have a cake stand, or need an extra one or two for special occasions, place blue-tac on an upturned handle-less…

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In cooking a tablespoon is not a serving implement but a precise measurement. If it helps, think of a tablespoon as 3 teaspoons…

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Rectifying Boo Boos

If you accidently add too much salt to a stew or something, put in a whole potato, peeled, and remove once the stew is done…

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General Tips

To thicken a soup that is too thin after blending, blend in a slice of white bread.

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Household Tips

Lemon juice: Surface cleaner, stain remover, deodorizer. Cut in half and leave in fridge to absorb smells. Mix with salt…

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Kitchen Maintenance & Clean Up

White wine vinegar cleans up old grimy floorboards and gets old wax off.

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A Rough Guide To Meat

Lamb needs 20 minutes per 500g at 200°C to make it pink but not rare. If you want your lamb better cooked, add another…

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Chef Maintenance

Do you sometimes get those little, maddening, hard and infected bits of skin sticking up at the sides of your fingernails?…

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