How to Make Life Easier at Home

Your home is a place where you should feel safe and relaxed after a tiring day. Modern life is extremely hectic and demands a lot from the individual. It seems that you are expected to manage your family and professional life with little complaint, all while trying to find a moment to yourself where you can relax undisturbed. It should be the case that your home is your haven, a place where you can lock out unwanted distractions and pursue your real pleasures. However, too many people still find … [Read more...]

All You Need To Know About Kitchen Knives

Whether you prefer a fancy knife or a simple but functional one in your kitchen, you definitely know the convenience that comes with a nicely designed kitchen knife. Cooking is a form of art with the knife being an important piece of equipment. To ensure you have a pleasant cooking experience, you will have to keep your knife clean, sharp and well-protected. Any kitchen enthusiast will assert that using a blunt or poorly designed kitchen knife is a painful experience. A great kitchen knife will … [Read more...]

How to Make Cooking for Your Family Easier

If you want to make cooking for your entire family much easier and more convenient, there are a number of tips that you will want to follow. The fact is that cooking doesn’t have to be extremely tiring and time-consuming, provided you have the right information. These tips will help you to become a more efficient cook at home so that you can prepare meals without wasting any time. Make Lists One of the best things you can do when it comes to making cooking for an entire family easier is to … [Read more...]

Yorkshire Pudding Day, 2 Feb 2014

Each February, the first Sunday of the month is designated British Yorkshire Pudding Day.  And being a Yorkshire lass this is really a day that could not pass without celebration.  It's a long time since I lived in Yorkshire, but one thing that I haven't forgotten is how to make good old Yorkshire puddings and they are a great reminder of my Yorkshire roots. The Yorkshire pudding was traditionally made in a large tin, rather than the individual puddings that we are familiar with today.  Often … [Read more...]

Celebrate New Year’s At-Home, In Style w. 48 Worthy Appetizers!

48 New Year’s Eve-Worthy Appetizers Bringing the right food to a party is important. Whereas a poor appetizer is noticeable — hard to eat with one hand, messy, doesn’t stand up to the test of time — a great appetizer is actually fairly inconspicuous. It will be raved about because it is delicious, but no one should notice the effort it takes to eat it or any lingering sign it was eaten (no stains or crumbs). If the food you bring is unobtrusive, people can focus on how good it tastes and … [Read more...]

Policy for domestic workers, ”a matter of urgency” says ILO

Domestic workers in India have more than doubled in number since 2005. Talking to BBC World News, ILO's, Tine Staermose stressed the importance of policies aimed at protecting a very vulnerable section of the society. India's domestic workers are considered to ''uphold the economy'', with a rising population of over 10 million. Making decent work a reality for domestic workers worldwide: Domestic workers comprise a significant part of the global workforce in informal employment … [Read more...]

5 Breakfast Recipes Worthy of Christmas Morning

Some people eat breakfast every day and others rarely if ever eat breakfast, but there’s something about Christmas morning with your family that just screams for a fabulous breakfast, but one that won’t stress out the cook because Christmas dinner is yet to come. Give one of these a try this year and see if you think they are Christmas morning worthy. Cinnamon rolls - Heat 1 cup of milk in a saucepan until it bubbles and add ½ cup of butter to the milk and stir until the butter melts. … [Read more...]

PARENTS, How to Save Money by Making Your Own Mixes in Bulk

Nearly everyone accepts a little help from the store when it comes to seasoning mixes, baking mixes and even cake mixes. Take a look at the ingredients of those mixes. Many times they are full of salt and other preservatives that are just not all that good for you and your family. To avoid getting all of the bad stuff, but still having these convenient mixes, you can make your own. Since you are doing the work you are also saving money over buying the mixes from the store. Check out some of … [Read more...]

Kitchen Safety Tips for Nannies

Few areas in the home are as full of sharp objects, heat sources, slippery floors, and dangerous chemicals as the kitchen. Even kitchens that have childproofing measures installed can be very dangerous, and nannies should take special care to supervise their charges while in the kitchen and reduce the risk of injury to her charges or herself by taking the proper precautions. Keep Surfaces and Utensils Clean – Food-borne illnesses like salmonella and E. coli can be very serious, especially for … [Read more...]

Kid’s State Dinner – The Whitehouse on August 20, 2012

Hello -- Tomorrow is going to be a special day at the White House, and I wanted to make sure you got a chance to be a part of it. At lunchtime, 54 kids from all over the United States will join me in the East Room for the first-ever Kids'State Dinner. Each of these young people worked with their parents to create an original lunch recipe. We asked them to design a dish that was healthy, affordable, and tasty -- and which met the nutritional guidelines set up by the U.S. Department of … [Read more...]

NEPAL – Better health, particularly women and children

KATHMANDU, July 2012 (IRIN) - Nepal will produce nearly half a million improved cooking stoves over the next five years to benefit rural communities and bring the chance of better health to millions of people, particularly women and children. The target of 475,000 stoves was set by the National Rural and Renewable Energy Programme, a new effort to bring all rural energy programmes under one management and funding body, and will be implemented by the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION – Chantal Ch Boudreau

  A Celebration of Women   is elated to Celebrate the Life of this Power of Example in both Motherhood and Womanhood. Learning lessons from her personal family experiences, this lady has chosen to devote her life to helping others to heal, grow past the impact past emotional traumas and develop areas of their lives from the inside out ....using Love, Compassion and Authenticity.     WOMAN of ACTION       Chantal … [Read more...]

El Salvador – Women create “La Cocina Económica”

In the municipality of San Rafael Cedros located in the province of Cuscatlán (central region of El Salvador and some 83 kilometers from the capital city of San Salvador), five women have set up a small business now known as “La Cocina Económica” (Economic Kitchen). This business is managed by an association of women entrepreneurs that supply ready to eat school meals for students attending the local public school in this municipality. Almost a year ago, this project had its not so easy … [Read more...]

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