Linda from Dunedin writes, Storage containers – The containers that Anatoth jams and pickles come in are excellent storage containers. I use them to store nails and screws in the workshop, to store frozen soup, and now I am painting them to use as kitchen canisters. They are a perfect size to hold and the screw-top […]
The first day of September is a Red letter day for the DIY oily rag community. But first to your letters. Alchemist from Dunedin writes, “Sometimes buying meat from a butcher is cheaper than the supermarket. Shop later in the day and make friends with your butcher. S/he will be happy to tell you how […]
Alchemist from Dunedin writes, Sometimes buying meat from a butcher is cheaper than the supermarket. Shop later in the day and make friends with your butcher. S/he will be happy to tell you how to get the best out of cheaper cuts.
A reader writes, I am looking forward to the next Little Garden promotion by New World. My kids love collecting the seeds and watching them grow in the raised garden we have created. The Little Garden website says they are planning some exciting things ahead. Can’t wait. Oily Rag Ed’ – Unfortunately in the last […]
Peedeenz from Hastings writes, To get a better tasting citrus juice, do not – or try not to – get the oil from the skin in the juice. This is the stuff that they make into the citrus cleaner and is quite bitter. Next time you peel an orange or lemon, squeeze a bit of […]
Rosiesview from Whangarei writes, When we are lucky enough to get free Limes we juice them and freeze the juice. We use it all year for cooking – and in drinks. Homemade Lemon Lime & Bitters is a particular favourite, along with Thai recipes.