Monthly Archives: November 2016

Emergencies

C. E .P. from Hamilton, but previously Christchurch, has some advice about preparing for an emergency. “When stocking your emergency food supplies, where possible, include the types of foods the household would normally eat. Obviously any food is better than no food, but there is little point in just stocking up on tinned sardines and […]

Emergencies and eggs

Many thanks to those who responded to last week’s article about emergency supplies. C. E .P. from Hamilton, but previously Christchurch, has some advice about preparing for an emergency. “When stocking your emergency food supplies, where possible, include the types of foods the household would normally eat. Obviously any food is better than no food, […]

Worms

Carole from Auckland writes, “I have had a worm farm for a number of years now – in an old Auckland Council recycling bin (and on this matter the Council should be ashamed of itself with wheelie bins discarded and abandoned on sites around Auckland City – I could name a few which could be […]

Pinata

J from Whangarei writes, “Instead of buying a Piñata for a kid’s birthday, we made one. It’s easy. Coat an inflated balloon with paper mache, with the final coat being white paper. Leave an area at the bottom large enough to put goodies in. When dry pop the balloon and attach a string to the top. […]

Time saving chicken

Mel from Whakatane has this tip. “To save cooking time, you can buy a cold cooked chicken from PaknSave for about $7. Any leftovers can be frozen for use later.”

White vinegar

Alice from Putaruru writes, “White vinegar is my cleaner of choice for the whole house: windows, bath, shower, anywhere and everywhere”.

Offal

There were times gone by (usually during periods of world famine and severe deprivation!) that animal offal was a common nourishment. Nowadays, at least in New Zealand, it’s generally thought that offal is food more likely to be served to pets, than people – but not so. Lill from Whangarei considers it a special treat […]

Cheesy tips and Christmas gift ideas

Radio NZ’s Nine to Noon program had an interesting segment last week about making cheese. What will surprise many people is that it’s so simple, and you don’t have to wait a generation for it to mature – it’s one of those situations where good things don’t need to take time! The interview was with Jean […]