Hints And Tips

For Breakfast

This is a treat and very nice without eggs. Mrs McCabe, Lanark.

When frying bacon for breakfast fry one side, then turn and put thin sliced of cheese on top. By the time the other side of the bacon is cooked the cheese has melted. Read more......

To Keep Parsley Fresh

Mrs Mc., Aberdeen - Instead of keeping parsley in water, which makes it turn yellow, put it in an air-tight jar in a cool place. This will keep it fresh for some time. To restore the colour to parsley that has dropped, place it in a basin with a small piece of cooking soda pour boiling water over it, and instantly the parsley will look as though just picked.

Economy In Tea

Do you find your tea allowance too small? Read what Mrs Hill, Thornliebank says, and learn how to make more of it: - Instead of putting two or three spoonfuls of tea into the pot, fill a saucepan with water and let it boil, then put in one spoonful of tea and let it boil for one minute, not longer. Stain into a pot leaving the leaves in the saucepan. Fill up with cold water, and bring to the boil again, when you will have a second infusion ready for the teapot. Where there is a large family considerable saving can be effected by making tea in this way. Read more......