Author: Lerato Mhlanga

How to be like a Frenchwoman

Posted on Jul 22, 2012 by Lerato Mhlanga

Ah, France! The country of love, elegance and fashion. And, of course, French women. Just how do they ...

Remember that stuff we had as kids?

Posted on Jul 22, 2012 by Lerato Mhlanga

I don’t know whether you were lucky and missed the odd dose of Epsom salts when you were ...

Apple cider vinegar

Posted on Jul 22, 2012 by Lerato Mhlanga

Try mixing half a cup of the vinegar to one cup water and use it for cleaning bathroom ...

How to be an individual

Posted on Jul 19, 2012 by Lerato Mhlanga

To be an individual is to follow your heart, establish your own ethical principles, and actively resist social/peer ...

Who said chalk was only for blackboards?

Posted on Jul 19, 2012 by Lerato Mhlanga

If you put a couple of sticks of chalk in the same place you store your silverware you ...

Get out the oatmeal

Posted on Jul 19, 2012 by Lerato Mhlanga

If you are making meatballs, meatloaf or hamburgers and you are running out of breadcrumbs, substitute them with ...

Fix the fish

Posted on Jul 17, 2012 by Lerato Mhlanga

If you have decided to poach your fish, keep it poaching evenly and firmly by squeezing fresh lemon ...

For red meat munchers

Posted on Jul 17, 2012 by Lerato Mhlanga

Burgers on the braai will cook much faster and more evenly if you make three dents in the ...

Please pass the pasta

Posted on Jul 17, 2012 by Lerato Mhlanga

To make a pasta dish more appetising and colourful, clean and peel a carrot or two.Then shave the ...

How to teach your children compassion

Posted on Jul 16, 2012 by Lerato Mhlanga

Children learn compassion just by watching you, absorbing your attitude with regard to compassion, and participating in your ...

Extra care for special things

Posted on Jul 15, 2012 by Lerato Mhlanga

After winter you may want to wash your down duvets and pillows.When you put them in the drier, ...

Homemade drain cleaner

Posted on Jul 15, 2012 by Lerato Mhlanga

I picked up this recipe from Reader’s Digest (More Extraordinary Uses) some time ago and have tried it ...

When Mum was the Medicine Man

Posted on Jul 15, 2012 by Lerato Mhlanga

The best thing our family found that cured hiccups was peanut butter.No, there is no magic potion in ...

Chopsticks, not only for eating

Posted on Jul 13, 2012 by Lerato Mhlanga

Most kitchens usually have quite a few chopsticks left over from takeaway Chinese meals, or home cooked ones ...

How to help your children avoid drugs

Posted on Jul 12, 2012 by Lerato Mhlanga

Every addictive drug or habit forming substance is potentially dangerous if used or taken incorrectly or carelessly. Use ...

Wooden spoons are not for spanking!

Posted on Jul 12, 2012 by Lerato Mhlanga

Wood is naturally anti bacterial so wooden spoons are no less hygienic than any other utensil, if properly ...

Colanders, not only for straining

Posted on Jul 12, 2012 by Lerato Mhlanga

There are other uses for these funny looking things that look like out of space helmets.I have the ...

Handy hints for the handyman

Posted on Jul 10, 2012 by Lerato Mhlanga

If you are using razor blades to cut things out for some project, don’t rush for a new ...

Safety tips for ladder climbers

Posted on Jul 10, 2012 by Lerato Mhlanga

Wrap a fat bandage of sacking around the bottom step of your ladders.This will stop you from slipping ...

Tips from painting pros

Posted on Jul 10, 2012 by Lerato Mhlanga

No one wants globs of thick paint marring your efforts to freshen up the bedroom walls.Stretch a piece ...

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