Home made geen cleaning spray

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Sep 062012
 

Here’s how some people solve the problem of the use of chemicals in cleaning products. Ann from Fountain Avenue Kitchen decided to test the power of vinegar as a cleaning agent, but has improved recipe by adding the peel of 2 oranges and leaving the mixture to sit for 2 weeks in a 500ml jar and then transferd into a bottle with a pump. The result, according to her is “sweet smelling success” and comparable, if not better of using chemical sprays. This is confirmed by her blog readers comments and they even share new ideas foradding  grated lemon peel and cloves.

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Recipes for food made of … leftovers

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Aug 302012
 

A cookery book featuring winning recipes from residents and restaurants across North London has been produced as a result of a recipe competition to showcase a range of tasty meals and snacks made from leftovers.
The cookbook gives leftovers such as old pasta, stale bread and even old tea bags a new lease of life as they are transformed into a series of starters, mains and desserts by 26 budding chefs from across North London.
To reduce food waste, Haringey Council along with other North London organisations are running a campaign called ‘Love Food Hate Waste’. The campaign includes roadshows, workshops, online food waste diaries, local advertising and competitions. The aim of this campaign is to reduce around 9,000 tonnes of food waste.

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Summer look

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Aug 242012
 

Spent the weekend in Portsmouth with my lovely boys. Finally the weather in UK was sunny and hot so I was wearing my favourite maxi dress. The dress is not only comfortable but the colors definitely scream “summeeeeeer”

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On-line tools for choosing your own colour scheme

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Aug 232012
 

Everyone happened to fall into the dilemma of choosing the color of the room, furniture, textiles for home styling. Even more difficult is when you need to combine several colors in the correct proportions to have a corresponding effect and do not irritate the eye. New technologies for the production of materials make the task virtually impossible for someone who hasn’t at least small experience in combining numerous patterns, colors, veneers, paints and coatings. Therefore, even designers nowadays tend to the use of applications that offer color combinations based on a set color and choice of one of the basic rules for combining colors:

Monochromatic scheme – using darker and lighter shades of the selected color adding black or white to it;

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Be smart with your small space

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Apr 182011
 

Aki’s 30m2 flat in Tokyo is proof that a small space can have it all – room for eating, sleeping and living

“The reason I chose this flat was location. It is very quiet and convenient – with parks and shrines – even though it’s in central Tokyo. The area’s also great for interior shops and cafes, which I enjoy”

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The Top aphrodisiac foods for St. Valentine

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Feb 232010
 

The food you consume can have a direct impact on your sex life, affecting your hormones, brain chemistry and energy and stress levels. Some foods have psychoactive properties, others arouse because they are psychologically suggestive, and some can actually increase blood flow to the genitals. And if it does not have all that aphrodisiac effect, at least it’s healthy and it will do you good!valentines_day_520

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Christmas recipes from all around the world

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Dec 292009
 

Cookies and cake can be seen in everyone’s kitchen during the Christmas season. Children as well as adults love cookies. One great aspect of Christmas is that people get a chance to enjoy the kind of food that they normally don’t eat in the rest of the year. I’m offering some of the great ideas for the Christmas food and recipes to impress you family and friends.

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Modern Christmas trees

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Dec 192009
 

The Christmas time is near so many of us will choose christmas trees thanks to old tradition. The first Christmas tree was decorated at Riga in Latvia, in 1510. Legend has it that Martin Luther began the tradition of decorating trees to celebrate Christmas. One crisp Christmas Eve, he was walking through snow-covered woods and was struck by the beauty of a group of small evergreens. Their branches, dusted with snow, shimmered in the moonlight. When he got home, he set up a little fir tree indoors so he could share this story with his children. He decorated it with candles, which he lighted in honor of Christ’s birth. Although what if you don’t want to like everybody but still want to have the tree? Than you should by some modern Christmas tree alternative. Here are some:westelm-tree-01

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Yet another article for the re-usable shopping bags

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Nov 152009
 

With the Holidays approaching everybody is in a hectic rush for all stuff shopping. I don’t want even to think about the enormous amount of plastic bags given with each purchase and thrown immediately after use. And the result of this shopping madness is thousands of bags landed on the tree’s branches, plastic and glass bottles rolling empty down the streets and gift paper wraps flying everywhere.plasticbag1

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Feng Shui home tips

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Sep 112009
 

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese philosophy, which believes that the positioning and physical characteristics of a home affect the fortunes of the owner. By changing your furniture, colors and object positions Feng Shui can affect how energy flows through your home or garden and thus help you to achieve more prosperity, better health, and happiness by .  Here are some easy to do tips for your home:

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