Jif Lemon Juice Is Great For Pancakes and Taps

Friday, 6 February 2015

“ Well it's nearly pancake day again but we like to eat them anytime. I made some a few days ago, I love treacle on mine whilst hubby likes freshly squeezed oranges. My son likes lemon juice so I buy jjf lemon juice.
I noticed that it was just out of date so instead of throwing it away I squeezed it all over my sink tap and  plug hole.

I left it for an hour then rinsed it off. To my amazement all of the limescale had been removed. My taps are shiny like new so if your jif is out of date try it.

Why Yoghurts Makers Are So Good

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

“ I have had to alter my diet this year due to problems and remembered that as a child my mum had a yoghurt maker, the one that you plugged in. I found this one which was on offer at £12 and had good reviews.
I have been using it every week for the last 9 months and love it. It is so easy to use and works out much cheaper to make them yourself in the long run. You can also add your own ingredients such as fruit, nuts etc. I use the ice cream syrups and drizzle a bit of that on top, honey is also yummy.

I start off by sterilizing the jars and lids in a jug of  freshly boiled water. Place them on a clean tea towel and let them air dry. Once dry I put 1 5og carton of natural yoghurt in a mixing bowl and add 2 heaped tblsp of semi skimmed milk powder ( this helps it thicken more). Whisk it together then add 1 litre of milk and mix well.
Now pour the mix into the jars, place the lids and switch on. I switch it on for 7 hours. As it hardly uses any electric it is cheap. When the time is up put them straight in the fridge and once cool are ready to eat.

When you come to make the following batch just us one of the jars and continue in the same way. I put an s on one of the lids for the starter. You can buy a larger unit to make more in one go but this size suited me fine.

You will be amazed by how much better they taste . I also use them for baking with and in currys.

Snowy Ducks

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

It's that time of  year again for snow. As I live in a rural very flat countryside we do not usually get much snow and doesn't tend to last long when we do.
My ducks hate snow as it means no pond for them until it isn't frozen over. It's very comical watching them trying to have a wash in a washing up bowl.
This is an old picture as they are refusing to come out of their shed today for photo's , can't say I blame them.
When they are allowed back on the pond they go absolutely mad ducking and diving for ages. One good thing is next month they might be back to laying eggs again and they are the best eggs to eat and for baking with.

Cute things your cat does

Sunday, 1 February 2015

I have had quite a few cats down the years and my latest cat just amazed us with what she does when we first got her.
She was a rescued cat from an abusive home and is such a loving cat with us. Her favourite things are playing hide and seek with me and watching her favourite TV programmes.

She loves Shaun the Sheep and will literally stop in her tracks and sit glued to it until it has finished. She is also a fan of Scooby Doo and Hacker the puppet dog. She loves any animal programmes apart from when dogs start barking then she hides.

I have to play hide and seek with her a few times a day. I tell her go hide and she runs off and hides and this will go on for ages. I usually get fed up first.

Does your cat do anything that is cute and funny. I would love to hear your stories.
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