Where has the family dinner hour gone? There once was a time when we would all come home from a long day and sit down with our family for a nice home-cooked meal. In today’s fast paced world, we need more bonding time with the family. One might say that in today’s day where people pile way too much on the plate of life, that it is impossible to have a family dinner everyday. I disagree. Wouldn’t you like to get back to the way it used to be?
When many think of Japanese interior design, their first thoughts are of large pillows in the middle of a room surrounding low tables with paneling of rice papers. Much of the western opinions of Japanese interior design are the fault of misrepresentation on television and in movies. Eastern art, for example is simple and strong while western art be more complicated and in many ways confusing.
Wood furniture is an elegant and beautiful way to furnish your home. Just like everything else in the house however it will need cleaning and regular care to ensure it stays in tip top shape. When cared for correctly, wooden furniture can easily outlast its owners and because of this it is quite often passed down between generations. It is common for furniture to become heirlooms in families in fact. How many wooden items are furniture can be found in antiques shops across the world? Wood stays looking good for[...]
Crock-pot cooking can offer some very tasty meals and desserts however some basic rules should be followed when using a crock-pot to cook with. You should be careful not to over stir their food while it’s cooking in a crock pot. Taking the lid off during cooking causes vast amounts of heat to escape, therefore the food should only be stirred if it is clearly stated in the recipe. Some elements can only be added at the end of the cooking time. When using milk and sour cream be sure[...]
Shallow-frying includes sauting, sweating and stir-frying. A frying pan is usually chosen for shallow-frying, but for large quantities some kitchens use a shallow tilting pan or brat pan. Good shallow-frying requires complete attention and skilled heat control. Because a small amount of frying medium is used in relation to the quantity of food being fried, the food may be easily burnt or poorly cooked.
Before we go into the tips for tough stains, remember when cleaning carpet with a vacuum, walk through the house and pick up any loose debris. Items such as string, buttons, pins, paperclips and coins can clog or damage your machine. A little prevention could end up saving you a lot of money. Gum on the carpet can leave behind a sticky, gooey mess! Don’t panic if you have to remove carpet stains made by gum, however. It’s quite easy. Spray the area with WD-40, or smear with peanut butter[...]
There is nothing more beautiful than a woman’s hand fresh from the salon. A professional manicure can turn even the most damaged of fingers into a work of art. But, manicures are expensive and need to be redone on a regular basis. Professional manicure results are simple to achieve at home with a few manicure secrets.
The second trimester is a great stage of pregnancy to go on holiday. You won’t be too big yet, you’ll be feeling pretty good and it will be still safe to fly. However, there are some safety precautions you should take when travelling during pregnancy.