1. Clean hands after chopping onions. For cleaning smelly hands after chopping onions or garlic, just rub them on a stainless steel spoon. The steel is supposed to absorb the odor.
2. Separate cutting board for fruit meat and bread. If you use a cutting board for cutting onions and garlic, then keep a separate board for cutting fruit, cheeses and other things that you'd prefer didn't absorb the odours of your previous meal.
3. Are your Eggs fresh? If you aren’t sure how fresh your eggs are, place them in about four inches of water. Eggs that stay on the bottom are fresh. If only one end tips up, the egg is less fresh and should be used soon. If it floats, it’s past the fresh stage.
4. Baking soda is an extremely effective cleaner. Use Baking Soda with vinegar to deodorize drains and clean stove tops and sinks saves our environment.
5. Dull Aluminium Pans. Aluminium pans that are looking dull, just boil some apple peels in them. This will brighten up the aluminium and make your house smell yummy.
Giant Anzac Biscuit
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cups desiccated coconut
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1 cup brown sugar
185g butter, chopped
1/4 cup golden syrup
1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
Method Preheat oven 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
Combine oats, coconut, flour and sugar in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre. Place butter, syrup and 1/4 cup cold water in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir for 4 to 5 minutes or until butter has melted. Remove from heat. Stir in bicarbonate of soda. Stir butter mixture into oat mixture.
Using 1/4 cup mixture per ball, roll mixture into 12 balls. Place 2 balls, 10cm apart, on each prepared tray. Using the palm of your hand, flatten each ball into a 1cm-thick, 8cm (diameter) round. Bake for 17 to 18 minutes or until golden. Stand on trays for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Repeat process with remaining mixture. Serve.