Saturday, 24 May 2014

Turn a orange into a candle

Try this a quick, easy and natural orange candle, you can make it in about 5 minutes and with only two ingredients.

Photo from handimania

What you need.
Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon
Any type of oil, Vegetable, Olive, Canola, etc.

Cut the orange skin only. Use the paring knife to slice into the peel of the orange. Insert only as far as the pith, taking the knife around the middle of the orange, going all the way around the circumference.

Peel the orange. Gently push your finger under the skin of the orange and peel only one half of the skin away at a time so that it separates from the orange without tearing.

Locate the "wick". Once separated from orange flesh, the orange peel should be easy to remove. When removing the orange flesh, a white wick-like “stem” part should remain––leave this intact, still attached to the peel.

Add oil. Pour a small amount of olive oil inside and wait a minute or two until the skin and wick soak with oil. It is really important that you wait because if you do it too soon you will burn the biggest part of your wick and there won’t be enough of it left to burn nicely.

Light it. Usually you have to try few times before it inflames for good but keep trying and don’t give up!

Friday, 9 May 2014

Corn and Feta Fritters

These are a tasty, budget friendly option for breakfast or lunch, serve with a salad or as shown in recipe


Prep time:
5 mins plus standing
Cook time:
10 - 15 minutes
about 20

1 1⁄2 cups self-raising flour
3 eggs
1 tsp salt
freshly ground pepper
3⁄4 cup soda water
2 cups corn kernels
2 tbsp chopped mint
1⁄2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Mix flour, eggs, salt, pepper and soda water together until smooth. Stir in corn, mint and crumbled feta. Stand for 10 minutes. Cook spoonfuls in 1⁄2 cm hot oil in a pan over medium heat until golden on each side. Makes about 20.

Serve with sliced avocado and tomato chutney.