Household hints and tips


  • Don’t throw away the sauce from the can… rather add it into the meal as it’s full of nutrients.
  • Don’t throw away the bones. They are soft, digestible and a good source of calcium.
  • Rubbing your hands with lemon before working with fish will ensure any smell washes off easily.
  • Cooking your pilchards with cabbage will reduce the smell and taste of the pilchards.
  • The outside leaves of cabbage, spinach, beetroot and lettuces, are full of iron, calcium and vitamin A, so, don’t throw them away! Rinse them, chop them up and add to soups and stews.
  • Strangely enough, the body more easily absorbs lycopene if it has been processed in some way. An uncooked tomato, for instance, will not provide as much lycopene as one that has been cooked.
  • Instead of buying expensive oven cleaners, leave a small bowl of ammonia in the oven overnight and the fumes will loosen the fat deposits. Simply wipe your oven clean with a damp cloth the next morning.
  • To get rid of unpleasant smells in the fridge, wash thoroughly with a solution of bicarbonate of soda and warm water.