Hints And Tips

Bright Tips 1978

Perfect Pudding

When making a rice pudding sweeten with demerara sugar as this gives a lovely caramel flavour. Perfect Boiled Eggs and Save Fuel:- Economy tip for boiling eggs. Boil water in pan, add eggs, when water is boiling put on a well fitting lid and leave (off the heat) for 6 minutes for a perfectly cooked egg. Read more......

Bright Tips 1982


Cut a banana into slices. Melt a bar of chocolate, coat the slices, then roll them in coconut. Children love these. - Miss Mabel Mustard, Cullen. Read more......

Frozen Tights - 1982

If you keep tights in the fridge it will strengthen the fibres and help prevent ladders in them. Mrs G. Harrold, Caithness.

Bright Tips 1983

Shining Jewellery

Blackboard chalk, kept in your trinket box, will help to prevent tarnish on jewellery. Mrs Harold, Caithness. Read more......

Bright Tips 1960

Easy Cleaned Pot

To make the scrambled egg pan easier to clean, grease it beforehand with a margarine paper. After use, fill it with cold water to which has been added a dessertspoonful of salt and allow it to sit for 20 minutes before cleaning. Mrs M.B., Dundee. Read more......

Bright Tips 1985

Unpleasant Smell

To prevent an unpleasant smell while cooking cauliflower, cover with slices of bread. The bread can then be given to the birds when cold. Mrs I McIntosh, Ellon. Read more......

Bright Tips 1986

Hanger for Belts

If you have no drawer space for your belts, screw a line of hooks on to a wooden coat hanger and hang belt buckles over them. You then have a see-at-a-glance selection to hang in your wardrobe. Miss Cooper, Rutherglen. Read more......

Bright Tips 1961

Beads are the Answer

When knitting with two wools, slip a fairly large bead over each end before commencing to knit and you will find the strands do not become tangled. Miss Milne, Fraserburgh Read more......

Bright Tips

Hole in the Linoleum

To repair a hole in the linoleum, melt a matching was crayon or coloured candle over the hole until the hole is filled. Allow to harden. The floor can then be polished. The hole will be almost unnoticeable, and the repair last for years. G.Innes, Portknockie. Read more......

Bright Tips 1985

Frost Free - On a frosty night, polystyrene trays from apple boxes are handy to put behind plant pots on a windowsill. They keep the plants from getting frosted and nobody sees them behind the curtains. Mrs G.Grant.