My Favourite Homemade Bread

I’ll happily admit that I get a wee thrill of pride from being able to say that I make all my own bread. I mean, that’s kind of cool, right? Or if not actually cool, it’s neat (please, let me have neat), and tells people that I have some free time and a lot of flour in my house. Anyhow, it took me some time to find a bread recipe that made a great, all-purpose loaf. Something soft enough for toast & eggs, with good flavour, a bit of healthy fat, and some flexibility. It also needs to freeze well because I don’t have that much free time.

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My DIY Grease-Busting Cleaning Powder

This started out as laundry powder, but then I started using it for other things, and it still hasn’t made it’s way into the washing machine. It’s too busy in the kitchen, melting away tea stains and blasting greasy pans from DIY projects clean. I always keep a bag or jar of it under the sink to add to especially dirty messes (it’s particularly awesome for getting beeswax-y grease off things when combined with boiling water).

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Translucent Anti-Shine Powder

Shine can be a wonderful thing—we love it in jewellery and bathroom faucets, lip gloss and silver. But faces? Less so. Kamila got in touch a few months ago asking for solution for oily skin. She told me she was having to re-apply her make-up halfway through the day and was very frustrated with the entire situation. So, I devised this translucent anti-shine powder, designed to be put under and over make-up, as a touch-up powder through the day.

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