Posts Tagged 'Kitchen & Cooking'

4-Ingredient Christmas Recipes

4-Ingredient Christmas Recipes

If Christmas carols tell us anything, it’s that the festive season is full of cheer. What carolers often fail to mention, however, is that Christmas can also be rather chaotic. Between shopping for the perfect gifts for your family, wrapping said gifts and frantically cleaning your house before the in-laws turn up on your doorstep, there’s almost no time left to cook Christmas dinner.

This Christmas, focus on the things that matter by spending less time in the kitchen and ...

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Food That Should Never go in the Fridge

Food That Should Never go in the Fridge

Did you grow up in a household where your mum used to keep bananas in the fridge door shelf? And generally, everything was better off in the fridge than sitting on the kitchen counter?

As it turns out, there are some food and non-food items that definitely should not go in the fridge, even though most of us like to store them there and keep them cold.

Food Items

Spreads like jam and honey or condiments like ketchup and mustard don’t belong ...

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What are the Best Family French Door Fridges?

What are the Best Family French Door Fridges?

Family life can be turbulent and busy, especially during mealtimes. It helps to have a lot of workbench space in the kitchen and an oven and cooktop that can handle 4 or more people. Most larger families also choose a bigger fridge to accommodate not only mealtimes but also events like Christmas, Birthday parties and dinner evenings with friends.

Fridge Options

There are a lot of different fridge options to choose from. Households of 4 to 6 or more people benefit ...

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Blend and Go with the ‘Mix & Go’

Blend and Go with the ‘Mix & Go’

We’ve all been there-

The initial excitement at the idea of whizzing up a smoothie. But then we realise it’s hardly ever just a matter of a simple whizz. After the whizz there’s the rummage-around-for-an-appropriately-sized-glass-or-bottle, and then it’s the leave-the-mixer-for-someone-else-to-wash-up-later.

George Foreman – pioneer of the health grill – say it’s time for no more buts; instead try their new compact blender Mix & Go.   

Pop your ingredients into the bottle, attach the blade, ...

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How to: Organise Your Fridge and Pantry

How to: Organise Your Fridge and Pantry

Since the kitchen is the heart of the home, it’s important to keep it well organised. In fact, a recent study in 2012 estimated we spend over three years of our life in the kitchen! To make life a little easier in all these hours, take some time out of your day to implement a few good organisation practices in your fridge and pantry. We’ve put together a few handy tips below.

Lose the original packaging

One of the best habits ...

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How To: Save When Buying an Appliance

How To: Save When Buying an Appliance

Buying a new appliance for the home, whether big or small, can be a lot of fun, or it can be a little stressful, depending on how you approach it. It’s a delicate balance between getting what you want, and staying within your budget. For saving money on appliances, some ideas are pretty obvious: shop the sales, check around for the best price, etc. Others might not be so clear, so in this post, we’re going through a few of ...

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Frozen Summer Treats

Frozen Summer Treats

When it comes to summer fun, there’s one thing on every kid’s mind, one thing that can make a day running around the park or beach even better. That thing, of course, is ice cream.  There’re plenty of flavours, toppings and ways to serve it, but no matter what, it never fails to put smiles on the faces of kids and big kids alike.

Ice cream from the tub is an Aussie staple, but a lot of people don’t know just ...

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A Refrigerator for the Goldilocks in All of Us

A Refrigerator for the Goldilocks in All of Us

Choosing a fridge can make you feel like you’re living out Goldilocks’ story: you want one that’s big enough to house all your family’s favourite goodies from the supermarket yet also one that will fit comfortably inside your kitchen.

Some factors Goldilocks didn’t think about when turning the Three Bears’ house inside out but which you should consider when buying your new fridge are noise (loud whirring in the middle of the night is less than desirable) and lighting (digging around ...

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The Good Looking Kitchen

The Good Looking Kitchen

You might not realise it but the kitchen is the most important space in your home. It’s where everyone comes together to partake in one of the greatest joys in life: food. It’s for this reason that keeping the kitchen tidy and pleasant is serious business. A tidy, good looking kitchen starts with organisation. Once you’ve got the basics in our guide below down pat, it’s just a matter of keeping up appearances!

  1. Don’t give clutter a chance part 1: So ...
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