Friday, March 30, 2012

The Gallery of Favorites with The 21st Century Housewife

Gallery of Favorites

Alea of Premeditated Leftovers and I want to welcome you to our weekend blog hop, The Gallery of Favorites, a place for you to feature favorite posts from your own blog. 


Although Alea and I both spend a lot of our time writing about food, we do have many other interests and know that our readers do as well. The Gallery of Favorites is a place for all bloggers - not just food bloggers - to share their ideas, interests and passions. Of course, recipe and food posts are very welcome too.


As spring is beginning to arrive in the northern hemisphere, Alea and I have chosen to feature two posts about this new season. 


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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Dress Your Home For Success



Here are some tips for dressing your home for success - especially handy when unexpected guests are due to arrive, but great advice for every day too.  

 1.  Tidy is best, but desperate times call for desperate measures
Just a quick daily flit round to pick up the clutter can make a huge difference.  However, if things have gotten out of hand as they are wont to do and you are pressed for time just get rid of the glaringly obvious stuff.  Although stuffing things in cupboards is clearly not a long term solution, in an emergency it is a great short term one, provided you go back when you have more time and actually go through the cupboard to de-clutter it!  Make sure you never use a guest room closet for this.  There is nothing like remembering the closet is a complete mess just moments before guests arrive to stay! (Please don’t ask me how I know this!)

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spring Cleaning Tips


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We have had the most gorgeous weather here the last few days. It really has put me in the mood for spring cleaning so I thought I would share some of my favourite hints and tips for looking after your home. 

Descaling the Kettle
For a lovely scale free kettle without the use of chemicals, put about a cup of plain white vinegar in the bottom of the kettle, fill it up with water, boil it and rinse thoroughly. Follow with plain water in the kettle and re-boil it a couple of times just to avoid any residual vinegar taste. If your kettle is still not scale free at this point, repeat the whole process one more time. 

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Need a Little Glamour in Your Life?



Does your wardrobe consist of all dark colours to avoid the stains of little hands? Was the last time you got dressed up so long ago you can’t remember it? Have you forgotten the last time you felt glamorous and sexy?

The trouble is, when most people think of glamour the first thing to spring to their mind is probably their favourite Hollywood star. However, you don’t have to live up to the beauty ideal the media are promoting to be glamourous, and it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money either. Glamour is unique to each individual. It’s not an age, a colour, a height or a size. Some of the most glamourous women I have met simply do not fit the media’s beauty mould. Anyone can be glamourous, and it really can change your life. 

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Hearth and Soul Hop with The 21st Century Housewife

Hearth & Soul Hop

Welcome to the Hearth and Soul Hop, the blog hop that shares food from the hearth to feed your soul. Recipes should include healthy ingredients and can be old or new recipes or posts. Articles on real food, slow food, foraging, herbal remedies, local food, sustainable food, organics, gardening or any healthy eating information written in a positive light are also welcome. 

To see last week's featured recipes, and to share your posts, please click here...

Friday, March 23, 2012

The Gallery of Favorites with The 21st Century Housewife 23 March

Gallery of Favorites

Alea of Premeditated Leftovers and I want to welcome you to our weekend blog hop, The Gallery of Favorites, a place for you to feature favorite posts from your own blog. 


Although Alea and I both spend a lot of our time writing about food, we do have many other interests and know that our readers do as well. The Gallery of Favorites is a place for all bloggers - not just food bloggers - to share their ideas, interests and passions. Of course, recipe and food posts are very welcome too.


This week we have two delicious featured posts, made using favourite tipples. To read more and to share your posts, please click here....

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Feeling the Fear and Doing It Anyway

Years ago I read a book called ’Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway’ by Susan Jeffers. It’s a really encouraging read, with great strategies to help you deal with your fears and move forward with your life. It has led me to some wonderful adventures, and this was one of them.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Hearth and Soul Hop 20th March

Hearth & Soul Hop

Welcome to the Hearth and Soul Hop, the blog hop that shares food from the hearth to feed your soul. Recipes should include healthy ingredients and can be old or new recipes or posts. Articles on real food, slow food, foraging, herbal remedies, local food, sustainable food, organics, gardening or any healthy eating information written in a positive light are also welcome. 

To see last week's featured recipes, and to share your posts, please click here...

Sweet and Spicy Zucchini Muffins



My wonderful friend Swathi, who you may already know as one of my fellow co-hosts at the Hearth and Soul hop, recently asked me to do a guest post for her. I was very pleased to be asked, and decided to share one of my favourite muffin recipes. My Sweet and Spicy Zucchini Muffins are made with lots of wholesome ingredients. Although the pretty green flecks in these colourful muffins do give away the fact that they contain healthy stuff, even kids seem to love them. 

Please click here to head on over to Zesty South Indian Kitchen for the recipe!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St Patrick's Day!


This young lady is the reason I have Irish blood.  She’s my Grandma on my Dad’s side, one Mary Elizabeth Eddis from Belfast, Northern Ireland. She left Ireland in 1920 when she was not quite as old as the century, with a group of girls heading to Canada to work in the mills at Galt, Ontario, Canada.  She left behind her parents and several brothers and sisters. 


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Friday, March 16, 2012

The Gallery of Favorites 16 March

Gallery of Favorites

Alea of Premeditated Leftovers and I want to welcome you to our weekend blog hop, The Gallery of Favorites, a place for you to feature favorite posts from your own blog. Thank you to everyone who shared posts last week. 

This week we are featuring some of the St Patrick’s Day themed posts from the last couple of weeks. 

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Air Travel Tips

As regular readers will know, I travel a lot, and particularly by air. I try to be careful to keep my carbon footprint small in as many other ways as I can so that I can to make up for the amount we fly. 
If you travel by air as I do, my tips really can make the difference between travel being a pleasure or being a hassle. 

To see my 12 top tips for travelling happily and safely by air, please click here...

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Hearth and Soul Hop with The 21st Century Housewife

Hearth & Soul Hop


Welcome to the Hearth and Soul Hop, the blog hop that shares food from the hearth to feed your soul. Recipes should include healthy ingredients and can be old or new recipes or posts. Articles on real food, slow food, foraging, herbal remedies, local food, sustainable food, organics, gardening or any healthy eating information written in a positive light are also welcome. 

To see last week's featured recipes, and to share your posts, please click here...

Friday, March 09, 2012

The Gallery of Favorites March 9

Gallery of Favorites

Alea of Premeditated Leftovers and I want to welcome you to our weekend blog hop, The Gallery of Favorites, a place for you to feature favorite posts from your own blog. We are posting the hop a bit early as I am in California this week, and so in the same time zone with Alea for a change! 


Although Alea and I both spend a lot of our time writing about food, we do have many other interests and know that our readers do as well. The Gallery of Favorites is a place for all bloggers - not just food bloggers - to share their ideas, interests and passions. Of course, recipe and food posts are very welcome too.


To see this week's featured post, and to share your posts, please click here...

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Spring Travel Ideas from Danielle Robb of A Place in the Sun


Photo credit A Place in the Sun
Danielle Robb is the executive producer and host of A Place in the Sun, an eclectic lifestyle, property, and travel show on Discovery’s Velocity Network. A Place in the Sun is dedicated to helping home buyers break boundaries in their own lives, while searching for affordable property around the world either for relocation, as an investment property, or as a vacation home. Last month, Danielle shared her Vacations on a Dime suggestions and today she highlights her favourite vacation destinations for this time of year. So without further ado, over to Danielle.

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Tuesday, March 06, 2012

The Hearth and Soul Hop with The 21st Century Housewife

Hearth & Soul Hop

Welcome to the Hearth and Soul Hop, the blog hop that shares food from the hearth to feed your soul. Recipes should include healthy ingredients and can be old or new recipes or posts. Articles on real food, slow food, foraging, herbal remedies, local food, sustainable food, organics, gardening or any healthy eating information written in a positive light are also welcome. 


To see last week's featured recipes, and to share your posts, please click here...

Friday, March 02, 2012

The Gallery of Favorites with The 21st Century Housewife

Gallery of Favorites

Alea of Premeditated Leftovers and I want to welcome you to our weekend blog hop, The Gallery of Favorites, a place for you to feature favorite posts from your own blog. Although Alea and I both spend a lot of our time writing about food, we do have many other interests and know that our readers do as well. The Gallery of Favorites is a place for all bloggers - not just food bloggers - to share their ideas, interests and passions.


To see our featured blogs and to share your posts, please click here...