How to Setup a New Aquarium

Carefully lift the tank into position on top of the styrofoam, making sure it is square with the base. If undergravel filtration has been chosen, the bottom of the tank should be More »

How to Select and Organize a Campsite while Backpacking

Once you arrive at the place where you plan to spend the night, look around for a good area to pitch your tent. You’ll want to avoid obvious drainages (low points that More »

How to Prepare a New Tank

Once the decision to purchase a fish tank has been made, it is easy to get carried away by the excitement, and completely disregard advance planning; and we must stress once again More »

How to Plan a Backpacking Trip Food Menu

Breakfast: Hot cereals are a popular choice. Use one pot to boil water and get your grinder ready for your 11 oz colombian whole bean coffee or if you want to keep More »

How to Pack a Backpack

For years, we taught beginning backpack students to carry no more than 25% of their body weight in their backpack, but this generalization no longer holds true. For a small inexperienced backpacker, More »

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How to Choose Kitchen Electrical Equipment

You can cope in the kitchen without a single electrical gadget. However, there are some kitchen appliances that are not only very useful, but will also take a lot of the time and effort out of routine and repetitive kitchen tasks. Like many electrical products, it does not often pay in the long run to

How to Choose Cookware and Bakeware

It will always be a matter of argument as to what is necessary and what is not necessary in a kitchen. You could probably get away with not buying some of the equipment we have listed here as being essential. But these are all useful, multipurpose, labour-saving devices that do not cost a fortune. Cookware

How to Choose Fresh Fish for Cooking

Fish is rich in protein. Oily fish, such as salmon, herring and mackerel, is rich in vitamins A and D. White fish has very little fat Canned fish is often packed in oil, which adds fat The tiny bones are actually soft enough to be eaten and they contain calcium and phosphorous. Many of the

How to Choose Kitchen Measuring Tools

To get the best from any recipe you will need to be able to measure out the correct quantities of ingredients needed. So you will need measuring scales, jugs, cups and spoons in order to get the best results. It also means that you can use bulk ingredients, rather than buying more expensive packets that

How to Choose the Best Places to Shop for Groceries

It can be daunting; there are wholesalers, cash and carry, hypermarkets, superstores, outdoor and indoor markets, convenience stores, discount superstores, and online stores that offer great deals (click here). Expect to see the best-known brands in most of these, but between these smart displays of household names there are brands you may never have heard

How to Cook Poultry

Chicken, turkey, duck, goose and the more exotic quail are no longer seasonal birds but are available all year round, fresh or frozen. Intensively reared chicken is very cheap but they can lack flavor and can be watery, not to mention the ethical drawbacks. Free range or organic poultry may be more expensive, but with

How to Cook Rice and Pasta

Rice and grains are diet staples across the world. They can provide the basis of a huge number of different dishes, from risottos to stews and from cakes to salads. They are economical, healthy and delicious. Pastas are essentially Italian, but they come in a huge variety of different types: spaghetti, macaroni and lasagna, to

How to Find Grocery Coupons

There are coupons, vouchers and codes everywhere. If you have a store loyalty card, you can often find a coupon at the end of your receipt, personalized for your own buying habits. This is one of the best ones, but only if you really need it and it can offer you a good deal. Wherever

How to Make Homemade Stock

In order to make a good soup, you need to make good stock. This is where the carcass from Sunday’s roast chicken comes in handy! You will need to add herbs, such as parsley, thyme and bay leaves. As well as chicken carcasses, you can also use: fresh vegetable trimmings meat bones inexpensive cuts of

How to Make Your Own Pasta

You can find an enormous selection of dried and fresh pasta in the grocery stores. Some of it is really good and you can vary a meal by trying out different sauces. But how much better would it be to make your own? You might need to invest in a pasta making machine but you

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