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Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - CONTENTS -

Georgina Bit­con has help­ful so­lu­tions and tips for a va­ri­ety of house­hold sit­u­a­tions, both in­doors and out.

Avo to go

When av­o­ca­does are cheap and plen­ti­ful, blend the ripe flesh with a lit­tle lemon juice and freeze in sealed con­tain­ers. The frozen purée is great for smooth­ies, dips and spread­ing.

Travel tip

Use an in­ex­pen­sive, lid­ded plas­tic ice-cube tray, se­cured with a rub­ber band, to carry and store pairs of ear­rings when trav­el­ling.

Yule­tide tip­ple

Celebrating Christ­mas in July? Use your slow cooker to make and serve mulled wine or hot choco­late.

Eggs-el­lent idea

Fry eggs in rings of cap­sicum in­stead of an egg ring – it’s nu­tri­tious and there’s no messy clean-up.

Mind the gap

To avoid gaps when pick­ing up stitches on a neck­line or arm­hole, pick up a stitch in ev­ery pos­si­ble stitch along the edge. On the next row, work enough K2 tog or P2 tog evenly spaced around the open­ing to get the num­ber of stitches you need and pro­ceed as per pat­tern.

Snow sim­ple

If you live in a snowy area, spray your shovel with cook­ing spray and the snow will slip right off when shov­el­ling.

Homegrown spuds

Use two or three iden­ti­cal poly­styrene food boxes to grow pota­toes. Plant seed pota­toes in one box (make sure there are drainage holes), then cut the bot­tom out of the sec­ond/ third boxes and hill the plants by plac­ing the sec­ond box over the first, and adding more pot­ting mix as the

plants grow.

Close shave

Use an in­ex­pen­sive plas­tic ra­zor to re­move pilling from jumpers and other cloth­ing quickly and eas­ily.

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