Thursday, 20 October 2016
Sunday, 9 October 2016
Remedy for Rats: Winter is arriving in the northern hemisphere and the rats are getting into roofs. Here's a non toxic safe recipe to use around pets that won't poison them or our owls that prey on rats. Save the owl population that is in decline because of supermarkets selling finale in South Africa which should be banned!
How to Make Rat Poison. The old fashioned poison that is safe, cheap and easy to make, is to mix equal parts corn meal and plaster of paris and place it in the rat holes.
The plaster of paris hardens in the stomach of the rat causing death and trust me this one always works.
1 cup of flour 1 cup of sugar 1 cup of baking soda (Bicarbonate of soda) Mix together and place in small bowls where you notice rodent traffic. (This is the one I use which I place in black polystyrene trays "the ones your meat comes in") Says it's safe around household pets.(The bicarb will react with stomach acid and produce carbon dioxide gas, obviously in excess to create the swelling. Apparently, most of these vermin and creatures cannot pass wind, hence the internal combustion)
Remedy for Roaches: Mix boric acid (obtainable from chemist) with sugar (I mix half & half) on a black polystyrene trays and slip it under my fridge and freezer. Within 3 days they are gone!
Remedy for Moles: If you have moles digging up your lawn if you want to drive them to your neighbors. You have dogs ? Put a glove or plastic bag over your hand and push their poops into the moles holes. I don't bother with moles but it worked for a friend of mine who used to do it.
Warning: Just keep boric acid away from children & pets to be safe.
Friday, 7 October 2016
Roasted Chicken pieces with succulent veggies consisting of steamed sweet potatoes, carrots, green beans and rice.
Makes a lovely quick and easy supper dish. The dish is not rich at all but just absolutely divine!
Chicken thighs are best for this dish.
Sweet Potatoes are absolutely delish dipped into the roasting juices of your crispy chicken. So what ever you do DO NOT LOSE THE JUICES !! I just eyeball the ingredients, adding all to my own taste.
Very healthy, non rich, tasty and delish served simply in a bowl with sweet potatoes to mop up the juices.
The below are just estimates. You may vary your quantities according to taste.
What ever you do, do NOT get salt near your green beans or potatoes until they are thoroughly softened or texture will be spoiled and they will stay hard !!
Scrub or wash potatoes well. Never peel them. It destroys a lot of their good nutrients which lie just beneath the skin and your colon will thank you for the fiber!
Quick to just steam onion whole in skin. Allow to sweat in sealed container on cooling down, makes it easy to peel off skin. Just remove root end and skin followed by snipping top section off with scissors. Onion pops out of skin so easily if done this way, does not burn the eyes and retains its sweetness.
Chicken must be grilled alone on its own. Do not add any veggies to chicken whilst roasting as it will draw in moisture and not crisp up. If you want to roast your veggies then you may pre-steam them 1st, followed by roasting or grilling them separately.
1.1 kg Chicken pieces, skin on (bone in)
5 ml cayenne pepper or to taste
salt to taste
1 (67 g) lime, whole (zest & juice) lemon if unavailable to taste
400 g carrots, peeled
1.5 kg sweet potatoes, whole (skin on)
200 g green beans, fresh (whole)
1 onion, large (unpeeled)
300 g Rice (Optional) or 100 g per serving
Pop chicken pieces under grill in metal container to catch juices and fats. Sprinkle with salt and cayenne pepper to taste. Grill both sides until lovely and crisp. Sprinkle a bit more salt and cayenne pepper on the other side when you turn chicken pieces over.
Add all the juice & zest of 1 lime when chicken is done and with knife and fork, remove bones and dice it up in all its lovely juices. Set aside.
I just empty Rice into microwave steamer followed by adding whole peeled carrots, 1 large onion (skin on, whole) with 2 sweet potatoes on top. Add just enough water to just cover rice.
Pop sealed container into 1000 watt microwave for 30 mins and steam.
Remove and add green beans (I just snip them in on the top with scissors. Close lid and cook a further 8 mins or just until green beans are cooked through.
Once complete remove onion skin, remove bones from chicken, discard and dice up meat, onions and all veggies (Far easier to dice once all have all been steamed). Mix rice together with chicken, it’s juices and veggies.
Serve and Enjoy!
Thursday, 6 October 2016
Made from fermented cream cheese with a scoby to boost probiotics! Loaded full of homemade probiotics to replenish your gut bacteria! Heal your gut and who knows.. you might even heal your allergies! This is how I bypass my dairy allergy – Just a few mouthfuls and I’m able to eat any meal that contains unfermented dairy!