Thursday, 21 June 2012


Below is a  video-recorded tutorial on how to make ricotta cheese using some fresh milk. It is quite easy to make your own and it does not consume much time. This is a must-try!

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Monday, 18 June 2012


Recently, I have seen someone freezing milk for later use as she had too much milk to consume for a short period of time and she did not want to waste any of it. I did some research on freezing milk for long-term storage and it seems that you CAN freeze fresh milk if needed. Here is the instructions for you: 
  • Use pasteurised milk only (if you have raw fresh milk, then first boil it and then let it cool). 
  • Put your milk in a freezer safe container, bag or a glass jar for health and safety purposes (leave some room for expansion).
  • Place it in your freezer for upto a month approximately.
  • When ready to consume, thaw it. 
Note: It is claimed that when the milk is frozen and thawed, the texture of it changes slightly and becomes somewhat grainy. It is also mentioned in various sources that frozen milk's quality lessens when compared with fresh milk (unfrozen). This type of milk is best consumed in cooking even though it is fine to drink it as well. Frozen milk is totally safe to consume. 

Sunday, 10 June 2012


My dear readers and followers,

For about a month, I will not be able to make regular blog entries due to my very busy schedule. However, I will be posting some random entries every chance I manage to find.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

DID YOU KNOW... ? (26)

Almost every mother can breastfeed successfully. Breastfeeding the baby frequently increases production of milk.

After 6 months of age, when babies begin to eat foods, it is strongly recommended that breastfeeding should continue for up to two years and beyond because it is an important source of nutrition, energy and protection from illness.

Thursday, 7 June 2012


Below is a set of visual step-by-step instructions on how to draw a seahorse for you or your child/student. (Click here for the original source of this project).


Tuesday, 5 June 2012


Today's tutorial comes from a 15 year old reader of mine, S. A. Thank you S. A. for the worded and pictured tutorial of yours. You are sure to be an inspiration to many!

For this artwork, you will need some crayons. The number of crayons depends on the size of your canvas and your preference. However, for this particular example, 24 crayons were used in various colours. Lay them on your canvas and secure with some sticky tape. You can arrange the colours according to your taste. It can be from light to dark or mixed. Once your crayons are stuck to the canvas, you need to use a hairdryer and put it close to the crayons to melt them. It doesn't take long for the crayons to start melting. It is recommended that you do not have your hairdryer working on high speed as it would result in some splashes in and outside of your canvas. 

art with crayons
If you believe that certain colours have melted more than others, then just put your hairdryer on others more for them to melt more as well. 
canvas art

art at home
How much you will need to let the crayons melt totally depends on the look you would like to have at the end. 

Friday, 1 June 2012


Citrus fruit
Here are some tested and recommended ideas for you to use lemon as a natural cleaning agent:

  • Put 2-3 lemon halves (could be used lemons) into your kettle. Put water in it. Boil the water in the kettle a few times  at night and pour the water out in the morning.
  • Clean your stainless steel pots with lemon halves. Just rub the pot with some used or unused lemon and then wipe it with a damp cloth. 
  • Vinegar and baking soda/bicarbonate soda mixture makes a great polisher for your stainless steel products such as kettles, teapots, stainless steel pots. You can replace vinegar with lemon if you like.