Could your cooking oil be toxic to your health?

Have you thought about the health effects of the type of cooking oil or fat that you use? Do you cook with butter, coconut or olive oil? Or do you go for one of the polyunsaturated oils such as safflower?

For recent studies have shown it’s true that oils ain’t oils!

Originally published in Aussie Health Products. Read the full article here.

Planning a new lawn?

What to ask yourself before you take advantage of the summer months to put down that new lawn.

Originally published in ComparetheTradie. See the full article here.

How to make signage work hard for your marketing buck

One of the oldest, and most effective, forms of advertising is signage.

Originally written for The Brand Foundry. See here for full article.

Owner builder vs hiring a builder

Are you thinking of renovating your own home? Perhaps you already have the required building skills and need to stick to a limited budget? One option is to apply for an owner builder license and carry out much of the work yourself.

Written for ComparetheTradie. See full article here.

Thinking through your Perth roof restoration

Careful planning is the key to success for any renovation. However nowhere  is this more so than if you should decide to restore your roof.

Article written for ComparetheTradie. See full article here.

6 Ways Turmeric can Heal

Turmeric is one of the most versatile — and colourful — of all spices. Drawn from the root of the perennial Curcuma longa plant, it has a range of uses in traditional Indian cuisine where its taste and colour are highly sought after by cooks. But did you also know about its healing properties?

Originally published in Aussie Health Products.

Expect the unexpected when you renovate an older house

Why you should always expect more than you planned for when you renovate an older house. Whether electrical wiring, faults with walls and ceilings and roofing, the problems may reveal themselves as you work your way through the project and the costs add up!

Originally published in ComparetheTradie.

Teff, the not so new supergrain on the block

“While teff has been touted as the latest “supergrain” amongst foodies and health food advocates, there’s actually nothing “new” about this ancient grain. In fact it’s been harvested and treasured by African people as an important form of sustenance for many generations. As dietician Georgie Rist told Good Food magazine, “Every week there is a new superfood. We forget that [people] have been eating superfoods for years, but just not calling them that.” Read more at Aussie Health Products.

Book review: The End of Plenty — Joel K. Bourne Jr

the-end-of-plentyPart warning and part survival manual, author, journalist and agronomist Joel K. Bourne Jr refuses to mince words in his book “The End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World” (Scribe 2015). He argues coherently that the world is running out of food and that we must meet this challenge to avoid the accompanying social and environmental disaster such a policy failure will bring.

To read the full review see here.

7 Easy Ways to Declutter your Home

1464584798Ever thought about getting rid of the mess in your house but need a few ideas to go about it the right way? Looking to reclaim the back room and turn it into a study?

Decluttering may be exactly what you need. Check this article written for Bargain Spot back in June 2016.