What to do when leather furniture fades
QUESTION: We have four light tan leather chairs and the sun has yellowed parts of them that were not shaded by a table. What can we do to restore them so they look uniform? George, Winnipeg ANSWER: Discolouration is most prevalent on dark colours. Leather-repair kits are available online or in stores, although matching the colour is difficult and can often accent the area instead of hiding it. Leather recolouring balm is a great option because you don’t need an exact colour match. Rub balm onto the surface, the leather becomes softer and all colours blend together well. Leather protective products help prevent this from occurring. QUESTION: I find your hints helpful. I am especially interested in the details on boiling perogies as I am planning to make a first-time batch with a friend’s help. Where can I buy netted gem potatoes? My friend told me to buy that kind and I didn’t want to let her know I didn’t know what they were. Also, what size cutter should I use to cut the perogy dough? If I want to put bacon in the potatoes, do I cook it first? She also said she could teach me how to make holubtsi and I would like to know how to pick the right kind of cabbage? Are small ones better? Thanks for your help. Heidy, Winnipeg ANSWER: Netted gem is just another name for russet potatoes. Roll dough so it is one-quarter inch thick and use a 3-inch round cutter to cut the dough. Cook the bacon until crisp before adding it to the dough; chop finely. Regarding Ukrainian stuffed cabbage rolls known as holubtsi or little pigeons; use thin, loose greenleafed cabbage. The size depends on how many cabbage rolls you wish to make.