Author: Lerato Mhlanga

How to be an individual

Posted on July 19, 2012 by Lerato Mhlanga

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

Fix the fish

Posted on July 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 July 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 July 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 July 16, 2012 by Lerato Mhlanga

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

Homemade drain cleaner

Posted on July 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 July 15, 2012 by Lerato Mhlanga

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

Extra care for special things

Posted on July 15, 2012 by Lerato Mhlanga

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

Chopsticks, not only for eating

Posted on July 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 July 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 July 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 July 12, 2012 by Lerato Mhlanga

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

Safety tips for ladder climbers

Posted on July 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 July 10, 2012 by Lerato Mhlanga

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

Handy hints for the handyman

Posted on July 10, 2012 by Lerato Mhlanga

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

Snakes and other creepy things

Posted on July 9, 2012 by Lerato Mhlanga

When buying a snake, make sure it is healthy and comes from a reputable breeder.It will likely be ...

How to deal with a controlling person

Posted on July 9, 2012 by Lerato Mhlanga

It is not easy to deal with a controlling person. And especially not when the controlling person is ...

Rabbits, guinea pigs and white mice

Posted on July 8, 2012 by Lerato Mhlanga

One can add hamsters to that lot too.  The worst thing that your pets can suffer from is ...

Birds in cages

Posted on July 8, 2012 by Lerato Mhlanga

To clean a bird cage, clear out all the seed husks, shredded paper and droppings etc, and then ...

Dust no, ashes yes!

Posted on July 5, 2012 by Lerato Mhlanga

Dull pewter is difficult to clean because one always imagines it should be brighter, so you rub harder!Cigarette, ...

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