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Hoosewifey Tips, Recipes

Homemade Yogurt Cheese

November 25, 2014

Ever tried to make your own soft cheese? No me either! Feeling inspired while reading about cheese making in one of my many Pioneer books I thought I would give it a try. Strained yogurt, yogurt cheese, labneh, or Greek yogurt is yogurt which has been strained to remove its whey, resulting in a relatively thick consistency, while preserving yogurt’s distinctive, sour taste. Yoghurt strained through muslin is a traditional food in many countries and it is regularly enjoyed throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean. Eaten plain as a dip, and used in cooking because it does not curdle at higher temperatures.…

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Preserving Herbs and Spices

February 23, 2014

I am sure many of you are guilty of letting fresh herbs and spices to go off or wilt. When a recipe only calls for a bit of ginger or half a chilli pepper the other half usually is left looking sad and forgotten at the bottom of the fridge… You all been here right?? What a waste especially during the winter months when fresh herbs are even more costly as they are often imported. Well no longer here are some simple tips to make the most out of your herbs and spices. Preserving Herbs and Spices Freezing Chilli Pepper’s and…

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Hoosewifey Tips, Money Saving

Homemade Draft Excluders

March 23, 2013

The wintry weather and snow storms continue to batter the UK today, it sure is cold I was out briefly earlier and could not wait to get home the wind was freezing!! It is important to stay cosy in the home and keep those drafts out.  Fancy draft excluders can cost anything up to £40 so if you have a few doors/rooms to draft proof this can be work out very expensive! I make my own very cheaply and very easily. All I use is a pair of tights, I bought these from Primark they cost around £2-3 for thick…

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Cleaning with Denture Tablets

February 24, 2013

Yes you did just read that title correctly! The humble denture tablet comes in very useful around the home and it is cheap!   Just some of the things you can clean with denture tablets Jewellery – Diamonds, Glass beads, Stainless steel jewellery and watchbands Drop a tablet into a glass of water, let it dissolve add your jewellery leave for a few minutes then rinse and dry. In the kitchen- Put some warm water in the teapot add a denture tablet, leave for a few minutes, swirl around and empty the water then rinse clean. This also works well…

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Cleaning your microwave oven

February 23, 2013

Looking after  your household appliances will prolong their life span so cleaning them regularly is really important. Does your microwave look like this inside? A simple tip can get this cleaned up easily with no need for harsh chemicals which could damage your microwave oven Take a microwaveable bowl and half fill it with warm water and a squeeze of lemon juice, then microwave on full power until the water boils for about 2-4 minutes. Stop the microwave and leave the bowl in a few minutes longer to let it fully steam up. Carefully lift out the bowl. The steamy…

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Hoosewifey Tips, Organising

Family/Household Management Organisers

February 12, 2013
Family Household Management Organiser

I like to be organised and I like to know where everything important is kept for the smooth running of my home. I know if something goes wrong with one of my appliances I can find the receipt or manual straight away. I have several organisers and this one below is for emergency numbers,receipts,manuals etc. I find this such a useful tool.  The Family/ Household Management Organiser I liked this cover as soon as I saw it I knew it would be perfect for updating my organiser. You could use something similar or a picture of your family would be…

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