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FIVE TIPS TO HELP YOU MANAGE SMALL KITCHEN CABINETS

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Many city houses especially apartment buildings come with kitchen that we all feel are tight, just too small for the size of the house. In a case where the kitchen cabinets are small but there is space

SUGGEST BEST DISHWASHING LIQUID FOR NIGERIAN KITCHEN; FAIRY, SUNLIGHT, MAMA LEMON OR MORNING FRESH?

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Good evening Aunty Eya. Morning fresh has stopped foaming the way i used to. These days we have to pour so much dishwashing liquid on the sponge to wash dishes. I tried mama lemon and it's still not like I would have loved. Please help with suggestions for the best dishwashing liquids to use in Nigeria. I started washing my kitchen sink and plates with Klin and Omo

HOW TO GET RID OF ANTS IN THE KITCHEN

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Hello Aunty Eya. I just finished reading your post on how to remove cobwebs all over again. Had to return to read that again because of the way it saved my whole house in the village from cobwebs. Not only that, where we live here in the city too, with all

MUST HAVE: 5 ESSENTIALS OF A MODERN KITCHEN

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What do we mean by a modern kitchen? It is that kitchen that is equipped with essential appliances that cut down cooking time and make cooking less stressful and comfortable. A modern kitchen is that kitchen that's equipped with modern technological gadgets and appliances, not necessarily the most expensive brands of kitchen gadgets or appliances but the latest discoveries geared towards making life easier and simplifying the jobs done in our  kitchens like cooking. A modern kitchen makes comfort a priority, not

How to make self rising flour in your Kitchen

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Self rising flour has become so expensive in Nigeria in this recession but, that won't affect you if you know how to make yours right there in your kitchen with just 3 everyday ingredients. Many recipes, especially Southern recipes call for self raising flour and you don't need to skip that yummy recipe, make your own homemade excellent self raising flour and use. It's as easy as ABC. Self raising flour is used in baking biscuits, cakes, pancakes and even bread. This homemade self rising flour is what I use in my kitchen now.

Here is how you can make your own.
You'll need these three ingredients:

HOW TO BOIL EGGS IN A MICROWAVE WITHOUT EXPLODING

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If your eggs explode in the microwave while boiling, that means you didn't do it right. They shouldn't explode at all. Boiling eggs in a microwave is easy. Boiling wrongly can help explode the eggs right inside your microwave and turn the whole area messy. Never

MY EXPERIENCE WITH SWEET POTATO FUFU (RAW BLENDER)

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The best way to make sweet potato fufu is to boil and then pound. Raw blend fufu is for yams and plantain and other carbs. After I posted the raw blend yam fufu. A sister in the group asked if I can

SEE WHY LIST OF BEST COOKING POTS DO NOT INCLUDE ALUMINIUM POTS

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Best cooking pots here is not about the most expensive cooking pots, it is about the safest when it comes to our health. I'm one of those who used to argue that our grandparents cooked with aluminium pots and nothing bad happened to them. This argument

HOW TO COOK NIGERIAN SOUPS WITH DRIED MUSHROOMS

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This ugu leaf ogbono soup is really delicious, cooked with dried mushrooms. Mushrooms add flavour to foods. They are loaded with Antioxidants. Antioxidants help protect the body from

50 NIGERIAN KITCHEN TIPS AND TRICKS FOR THE HOME

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Do not soften female cow head with paracetamol tablets. Don't do it please. That drug abuse can destroy you and those eating the paracetamol meats in the long run. Imagine how many more times

HOW TO MIX EGG AND MILK FOR DRINKING

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Double Protein Egg and Milk Drink is a favourite for bodybuilders. I want to take it not necessarily trying to build but to see if I can get more toned at least. Even as a child growing up, we have heard of people drinking raw eggs or mixing them with evaporated milk and grudgingly swallowing. I will not take this without sharing my feelings about eating or drinking raw eggs. Eggs consumed raw are not safe sometimes. The best way to eat eggs and get all the benefits is not by taking them raw. Yoiu could get infected with Salmonella (Google it). You don't want to expose yourself to infections while trying to boost protein levels. Aside

FREEZING GUIDE: HOW LONG TO KEEP YOUR FOOD FROZEN IN THE FREEZER

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Freezing means that we can prepare food in bulk, and can make the most of foods that are in season like now vegetables like ugu leaves (fluted pumpkin) are in season are less expensive. If you have constant electricity and your freezer gets frosty, defrost every 6 to 12 months. If the freezer is opened often like in large households, the frost builds up often. Your freezer can become a black hole if it is a very large one and you just keep adding until things disappear to be discovered years later and thrown away- I don't think that can happen in Naija sha with this epileptic power supply.

The freezing chart below is just a guide, make sure you use frozen things/foods within the recommended period of time because storing soup for instance for longer than 2 months is not the best.

FREEZING TIPS: 

Once frozen food is thawed, never refreeze it because it may cause food poisoning and may not be the same. Look at ice cream for instance, once it's thawed and frozen again, it becomes cr…

KNOW YOUR COOKING TERMS

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These are cookery terms we come across daily, in the kitchen, market or at the dining.


SIMMER:
To cook liquid, or food over low heat, below boiling point. The surface of the liquid will be moving with a few small bubbles.AL DENTE:
An Italian phrase used when Pasta and sometimes vegetables are slightly underdone, still with some bite. This is how pasta should be cooked, a little bit underdone, not very soft.GLAZE:
To glaze is to brush a substance over food to give it some shine, could be jam or beaten egg. Like meatpies are glazed with beaten eggs, that's why they look shiny when baked.PARBOIL:
To partially cook in boiling water before some other form of cooking, Rice is parboiled to reduce starch before the main cooking.MARINATE:
To flavour or tenderize food especially meat by leaving it covered in seasoned liquid for some time before cooking.BOIL:
 To cook liquid or cook food in liquid, at 100 degrees C. When liquid boils, large bubbles break on the surface.ZEST:
 The coloured skin of c…

THE REASON YOUR SPAGHETTI SPOON HAS A HOLE IN THE MIDDLE

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The spaghetti spoon in your kitchen is way more useful than you thought, it's not just for scooping out or serving already cooked spaghetti. I always thought that the hole was there to drain water but that's not all... That hole in the spoon holds the recommended portion for 1 serving of spaghetti , that's for those interested in eating the right portions and losing weight. Usually, I just cook the entire pack of spaghetti, with the best intentions of eating the leftovers  the next day. However, that old

WILL USING A MICROWAVE OVEN INCREASE MY CANCER RISK?

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Hello Aunty Eya and wives connection family, please help. I have a life saving microwave oven in my kitchen, and it has honestly made my life so much easier when it comes to heating up food for me my husband and the kids. I use it to warm up leftover food,  pop corn, boil water sometimes and even use it to clean my kitchen sponge (kinda just nuke the sponge for 30 seconds to kill off bacteria and germs).
Whenever the microwave oven is on, I'm always careful not to stand near it, for fear that there may be

I NEED HELP WITH COOKING FOR 150 PEOPLE

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Good evening aunty..please help me.how do I go about cooking for 150
people? Give me guidelines.thank you. I need help with the quantity or bags of rice and

NIGERIAN GOLDEN TOMATOES

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In Nigeria today, tomatoes might be more expensive than gold. What is really happening? These are times when most Nigerian women pray our hubbies go do the shopping because no amount of house upkeep allowance will be enough if your family consumes tomatoes a lot; In salads, stews, egg sauce etc.

Why did tomato become so expensive all of a sudden? This rainy season is when there should be tomatoes everywhere rotting in baskets beside market women. What is going to happen in December this year? Then we'll all need tomatoes in bulk for Christmas and New year celebrations? Hope a basket won't sell for hundreds of thousands of Naira oh?  Na small small e dey take start.You know I

Fried Beef Tomatoes Stew Cooked With My Frozen Tomatoes

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After I read the old post on how to preserve tomatoes until they are in season again, I learnt something. This stew is cooked with my frozen tomatoes. I just took out only the quantity I needed for the stew. I had to boil them first, the way I make my tomatoes stew, before blending. No, I didn't blend, wanted that type of stew you eat at the village where there are no blenders and tomatoes is coarrsely pounded with mortar and pestle. I used a food processor to get what I want. Fried the tomatoes, then added my well cooked and fried beef so the taste of the stew can simmer in a make the beef yummier. We all know how to cook Nigerian tomatoes stew na. You know my secret for the best tasting Nigerian tomatoes stew already.
Enjoy boiled rice with coarsely chopped tomatoes, pepper stew this weekend.

Read Hilarious Facebook Comments On Our Noodles Recipe

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Recipe Still Got 106 Facebook SharesSo, I shared our  indomie noodles recipe on Facebook. Normally, I would try copy some comments there to the blog for those who don't visit wives connection on Facebook but this time, I think it would be better to take screenshots of the forty something hilarious comments and pictures for us. You can visit the page to like and see for yourself.

See comments when you continue...

How To Preserve Tomatoes For a whole year

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Big round and firm tomatoes are in season and cheap now. This is the time to buy and store for long time use. I got the biggest series basket for N3500 here in Ilorin last Saturday. It will still come cheaper between now and mid February, especially if the fuel situation improves. To store, sort the tomatoes to ripe and firm, unripe and firm and soft whether ripe or unripe. Wash the ripe and the soft, removing the stalks and pack in freezer nylons. Stack the

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