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Some Useful Home Hints – 03/26/2018

 

Perfect barbecued  Asparagus – When barbecuing asparagus, thread a wooden satay stir (soaked in water first) through the top and bottom of several pieces at a time, they are much easier to turn and won’t disappear through the gaps in the grill.

2. Dip your toes for a better sleep This I am not sure I would do but if it helps with sleep I am all for it – If you find it hard to sleep in the hot, humid weather especially if there is no air-conditioning, a bowl of iced water by the bed and cold  your feet in it when you are wakeful as it helps regulate the whole body temperature.

 

3. Prevent a clogged sealant cartridge – After using a sealant cartridge  plug the nozzle with blue tac and it will prevent drying out and clogging.

4. Prevent garden mould – To control sooty mould on gardenia and citrus, vigorously shake 250 ml vegetable oil and 60 ml dishwashing detergent in a screw top jar until white then use 2 tablespoons of the emulsion in a liter of water to spray your plants thoroughly. Good for pumpkin and cucumber plants I would say to stop that mould establishing itself.

 

5. Recycle the scoop – Recycle the plastic scoops that come in the laundry powder. This is great a measure to use in dry goods and dry pet food. Make sure you wash it well first though and leave it in the sun a while so it looses its perfume.

6. fashion tip – To remove gum from your clothes, cool the gum using an ice-cube then flick it off with a butter knife.

 

Source – The Australian Womans weekly.

 

 

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies

Saw these on Facebook and they looked delicious and easy.

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No Bake Pumpkin Spice Bites

These look delicious

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Ingredients
1 3/4 cups oat flour (can sub for rolled oats, oat bran or quick oats)*
1/4 cup coconut flour (can sub for almond or extra oat flour)**
2 T granulated sweetener of choice (I used coconut palm sugar)***
1 T pumpkin pie spice (or a mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and a dash of ginger)
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup cashew butter (can sub for any nut butter)
1/4 cup brown rice syrup (can sub for any sticky sweetener)**** Maple maybe
1 T + milk of choice*****
Cinnamon and granulated sweetener of choice, to coat bites in (optional)

Instructions
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sweetener, pumpkin pie spice and mix well.
In a microwave safe bowl or stovetop, heat your nut butter with your sticky sweetener until combined. Mix in your vanilla extract. Pour your wet mixture and pumpkin to the dry mixture and mix well. Depending on consistency, either add dairy free milk of choice or extra flour until a firm texture is formed.
Using your hands, form into small bite sized balls. Roll balls in optional cinnamon/sugar mixture and place on a baking tray or plate. Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes to firm up.

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