Dubbo Photo News - - Home. - BY JOANN DERSON

Gen­er­ally, for ev­ery de­gree you lower your ther­mo­stat dur­ing heat­ing sea­son, or in­crease dur­ing sum­mer, you re­duce your en­ergy costs by 3 per cent.

Want to in­clude more pro­duce in your diet? Sources say prep is the step that makes it work. Clean, chop, slice and oth­er­wise pre­pare all your pro­duce choices for the week on the day you shop. When it’s ready and wait­ing, you’re less likely to skip it in favour of some­thing more con­ve­nient (and likely less nu­tri­tious).

To save a pot of burn­ing soup, re­move from the burner and DO NOT stir. Pour the un­burned con­tents into a new pot, while try­ing not to dis­turb the burned-on bot­tom of the pot.

De­odorise car­pets with bak­ing soda: Sprin­kle lib­er­ally, and leave on overnight. Vac­uum in the morn­ing. Be sure car­pet is dry be­fore start­ing.

“On a health kick: Step one is to keep a food and ac­tiv­ity di­ary for a week. You can get an idea of what you eat, what times of the day you are overeat­ing and the ar­eas where you can make im­prove­ments. Knowl­edge is power!” – Con­trib­uted by V.R.

“Whip the whites of your eggs when you are work­ing with heavy flours, like co­conut and al­mond meal. The whipped whites will lighten cakes and muffins.” – Con­trib­uted by C.L.

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