Archive for January, 2014

How to – hints to help with making preserved sauces

When you  make tomato or plum sauce, the recipe will usually include a lot of sugar You don’t put a lid on the pan because the liquid needs to evaporate so the sauce thickens. You do need to keep stirring it so sauce doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan and burn. this can…..

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Cleaning natural tiles with textured finish

Diane writes “I have moved into a barn conversion and the kitchen floor has lovely natural tiles  which have a pretty uneven finish.  They look great but how do I clean them???  If I use an old fashioned mop it shreds and sticks and I cant use a flat sponge type mop as it sort…..

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gardening ideas for small spaces

Here are some innovative ideas for you to try if you want to have a garden but have very little room.  Or even if you have plenty of room but want to create something different. Linda Hancock suggests making garden boxes using old drawers.  Or you could create a herb or vegetable garden on your…..

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