Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Useful Tips - Foods and home

Almonds: To remove the skin of almonds easily, soak them in hot water for 15-20 minutes.

Ants: Putting 3-4 cloves in the sugar container will keep the ants at bay.

Biscuits: If you keep a piece of blotting paper at the bottom of the container, it will keep biscuits fresh for a longer time.

Butter: Avoid the use of butter. If it is essential to use, use a butter containing low saturated fat or with plant stanols (which avoid absorption of cholesterol by our body) or similar substitutes.

Apples: Apply some lemon juice on the cut surface of the apple to avoid browning. They will look fresh for a longer time.

Banana: Apply mashed banana over a burn on your body to have a cooling effect.

Bee and Scorpion Sting Relief: Apply a mixture of 1 pinch of chewing tobacco and 1 drop of water. Mix and apply directly and immediately to the sting; cover with band aid to hold in place. Pain will go away in just a few short minutes

Bitter Gourd (Karela): Slit Karelas at the middle and apply a mixture of salt, wheat flour and curd all round. Keep aside for 1/2 an hour and then cook.

Celery: To keep celery fresh for long time, wrap it in aluminium foil and place in the refrigerator.

Burnt Food: Place some chopped onion in the vessel having burnt food, pour boiling water in it, keep for 5 minutes and then clean.

Chilli Powder: Keeping a small piece of hing (asafoetida) in the same container will store chilli powder for long time.

Chopping: Use a wooden board to chop. It will not blunt the knife. Don't use a plastic board, small plastic pieces may go with the vegetables.

Coriander/Mint: You can use dried coriander and mint leaves in coarse powder form in vegetable curry or chutney, if fresh ones are not available.
To keep them fresh for a longer time, wrap them in a muslin cloth and keep in a fridge.

Cockroaches: Put some boric powder in kitchen in corners and other places. Cockroaches will leave your house.

Coconut: Immerse coconut in water for 1/2 an hour to remove its hust.

Dry Fruits: To chop dry fruits, place them in fridge for half an hour before cutting. Take the fruits out and cut them with a hot knife (dip it in hot water before cutting). Dough/Rolling pin: If the dough sticks to the rolling pin, place it in freezer for a few minutes.

Egg peeling off: Make a small hole in the egg by piercing a pin before boiling it. You will be able to remove its skin very easily.

Egg fresh: Immerse the egg in a pan of cool salted water. If it sinks, it is fresh; if it rises to the surface, it is certainly quite old.

Garlic: Garlic skin comes off easily if the garlic cloves are slightly warmed before peeling.

Ghee: Avoid the use of ghee. If it is necessary, substitute it with canola oil. Even for making halwa, you can partly substitute it with oil.

Green Chillies: To keep the chillies fresh for a longer time, remove the stems before storing.

Green Peas: To preserve green peas, keep them in a polythene bag in the freezer.

Idlies: Place a betel (paan) leaf over the leftover idli and dosa batter to prevent them sour. Do not beat idli batter too much, the air which has been incorporated during fermentation will escape.If you add half a tsp of fenugreek seeds to the lentil and rice mixture while soaking, dosas will be more crisp.

Fruits: To ripen fruits, wrap them in newspaper and put in a warm place for 2-3 days. The ethylene gas they emit will make them ripe.

Frying: Avoid deep frying. Substitute deep frying with stir frying or oven bake. Don't pour the oil, but make a habit of spraying the oil in the utensil for cooking. Heat the utensil first, then add oil. This way oil spreads well. You will use less oil this way.

Left Over: Don't throw away the foods left over. Store them in Fridge. Use them in making tasty dishes.

Lemon/Lime: If the lemon or lime is hard, put it in warm water for 5-10 minutes to make it easier to squeeze.

Lizards: Hang a peacock feather, lizards will leave your house.

Milk: Moisten the base of the vessel with water to reduce the chances of milk to stick at the bottom.
Keep a spoon in the vessel while boiling milk at medium heat. It will avoid sticking the milk at the bottom of the vessel.Adding half a tsp of sodium bicarbonate in the milk while boiling will not spoil the milk even if you don't put it in the fridge.

Mixer/Grinder: Grind some common salt in your mixer/grinder fro some time every month. This will keep your mixer blades sharp.

Mosquitoes: Put a few camphor tablets in a cup of water and keep it in the bed room near your bed, or in any place with mosquitoes.

Noodles: When the noodles are boiled, drain all the hot water and add cold water. This way all the noodles will get separated.

Onions: To avoid crying, cut the onions into two parts and place them in water for 15 minutes before chopping them.Wrap the onions individually in a newspaper and store in a cool and dark place to keep them fresh for long time.

Oven: Watch from the oven window to conserve energy because the
oven temperature drops by 25 degrees every time its door is opened,
To clean the oven, apply a paste of sodium bicarbonate and water on the walls and floor of the oven and keep the oven on low heat for about half an hour. Dried food can easily be removed.

Paneer: To keep paneer fresh for several days, wrap it in a blotting paper while storing in the refrigerator.
Do not fry paneer, immerse it in boiling water to make it soft and spongy.

Papad: Bake in microwave oven.
Wrap the papads in polythene sheet and place with dal or rice will prevent them from drying and breaking.

Pickles: To prevent the growth of fungus in pickles, burn a small grain of asafoetida over a burning coal and invert the empty pickle jar for some time before putting pickles in the jar.

Popcorn: Keep the maize/corn seeds in the freezer and pop while still frozen to get better pops.

Potato: To bake potatoes quickly, place them in salt water for 15 minutes before baking.Use the skin of boiled potatoes to wipe mirrors to sparkling clean.Don't store potatoes and onions together. Potatoes will rot quickly if stored with onions.

Refrigerator: To prevent formation of ice, rub table salt to the insides of your freeze.

Rice: Add a few drops of lemon juice in the water before boiling the rice to make rice whiter.Add a tsp of canola oil in the water before boiling the rice to separate each grain after cooking. Don't throw away the rice water after cooking. Use it to make soup or add it in making dal (lentils).Add 5g of dried powdered mint leaves to 1kg of rice. It will keep insects at bay.Put a small paper packet of boric powder in the container of rice to keep insects at bay. Put a few leaves of mint in the container of rice to keep insects at bay.

Samosa: Bake them instead of deep frying to make them fat free. Don't fry the filling potato masala. Preserve the samosas in freezer. For eating, take out of the freezer two hours in advance and bake them over low temp.

Sugar: Put 2-3 cloves in the sugar to keep ants at bay.

Tadka: Use sprouted mustard seeds (rayee) and fenugreek (methi) seeds for your tadkas. Both of them when sprouted have more nutritional values. Also this add flavour to the dish and can be more beneficial, besides giving decorative look to the dish.

Tomato: To remove the skin of tomatoes, place them in warm water for 5-10 minutes. The skin can then be easily peeled off.When tomatoes are not available or too costly, substitute with tomato puree or tomato ketchup/sauce. Place overripe tomatoes in cold water and add some salt. Overnight they will become firm and fresh.

Tamarind: Tamarind is an excellent polish for brass and copper items. Rub a slab of wet tamarind with some salt sprinkled on it on the object to be polished.
Gargles with tamarind water is recommended for a sore throat.

Utensils: Use nonsticking utensils. Use thick bottom utensils, they get uniformly heated. For electric stoves, use flat bottom utensils.
Add a little bit of common salt to the washing powder for better cleaning of utensils.

Vegetables: Don't discard the water in which the vegetables are soaked or cooked. Use it in making soup or gravy. To keep the vegetables fresh for a longer time, wrap them in newspaper before putting them in freeze.
Chop the vegetables only when you are ready to use them. Don't cut them in too advance. It would spoil their food value.

Sink (Blocked): To clear the blocked drain pipe of your kitchen sink, mix 1/2 cup sodium bicarbonate in 1 cup vinegar and pour it into the sink, and pour about 1 cup water. In an hour the drain pipe will open.

Soup Salty: Place a raw peeled potato in the bowl, it will absorb the extra salt.

Yoghurt (Home Made): To set yogurt in winter, place the container in a warm place like oven or over the voltage stabliser.

Yogurt: If the yogurt has become sour, put it in a muslin cloth and drain all the water. Then add milk to make it as good as fresh in taste. Use the drained water in making tasty gravy for vegetables or for basen curry.To keep the yogurt fresh for many days, fill the vessel containing yogurt with water to the brim and refrigerate. Change the water daily..

Thursday, April 17, 2014


First and foremost before you undergo tooth extraction:

1. NEVER DRINK ANY PAIN RELIEVERS i.e., ibuprophen, paracetamol, mefenamic acid, acetaminophen.
2. REVEAL TO YOUR DENTIST any medical conditon so special procedure may be arranged such as, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, arthritis. and special anesthetic solution may be used to prevent complications.
3. BRING RADIOGRAPHS requested by your dentist.
4. Acquire the necessary medical clearance.
5. NEVER DRINK ANY ALCOHOIC BEVERAGE as this may interfere with the effeciency of the anesthetic solution.
6. Reveal to your dentist if you have any medications being taken to prevent adverse reactions with medications to be used by your dentist


1. Swelling may reach it's maximum up to 48hrs and may last for 3-5days.
2. Slight bruising of the gums and other soft tissue is expected.
3. Slight bleeding may be experienced for several hours which can be controlled by biting on a gauze.
4. Some discomfort may be experienced but is controlled by pain relievers as prescribed by your dentist.


1. Avoid rubbing the area with your tongue.
2. Avoid sucking or drinkingthrough a straw as this may dislodge the blood clot.
3. Avoid smoking.
4. Avoid eating hot food for it may promote bleeding and spicy foods.
5. Avoid foods that requires excessive chewing.
6. Avoid strenous activity such as; running, sports and even sex.
7. Avoid spitting.
8. Avoid brushing teeth on the area of extractionfor at least 12 hours.
9. Avoid rinsing or gargling vigorously.
10. Avoid carrying heavy thing or your child.


1. Bite on a pack of gauze for at least 30mins to control bleeding. then remove gently.
2. Be on a cold, soft diet for the next 3-5days
3. Apply cold compress on the area 3-5 hours after surgery for 20mins within 24 hours to lessen the swelling.
4. Drink plenty of water and juices.
5. Get enough rest at least 8-10hours.
6. Keep your head elevated with at least 2 pile of pillows.
7. For stitches, your dentist will give you instructions as to when to come back.


1. Drink pain relievers almost always with a full stomach and with a glass of water as needed ONLY for pain.
2. Drink prescribed antibiotics according to the number of times per day, number of hours interval and number of days.
It is important to complete the antibiotic therapy to avoid the development of resistance of the infection or further infections.


1. Pain can not be controlled by the pain relievers.
2. Swelling progresses after 3 days.
3. Bleeding can not be controlled by biting on a gauze.
4. You have a fever.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Breathing Technique

image from google
Here's certainly useful information.

Practice this way and it will help you...

Our noses have left and right nostrils. Are these nostrils having the same
function for inhaling (breathe in) and exhaling (breathe out)?

Actually it's not the same and we can feel the difference. Accordingly, the
right side represents the sun and the left side represents the moon.

When having headache, try to close your right nostril and use your left
nostril to do breathing for about 5 min. The headache will be gone.

If you feel too tired, do it the opposite way. Close your left nostril and
breathe through your right nostril. After a while, you will feel refresh

Because the right side belongs to heat, so it gets hot easily. The left
side gets cold easily.

Women breathe mainly with their left nostril, so they get calm down easily.

Men breathe mostly with their right nostril, so they get angry easily.

When we wake up, do we notice which nostril breathes faster? Is it the left
side or the right side?

If the left nostril breathes faster, you will feel very tired. Close your
left nostril and use your right nostril for breathing and you will get
refresh quickly.

You can teach your kids about it. The effect of breathing therapy is much
better for adults.

I used to have painful headache. When consulted a doctor, he told me
jokingly," You will be all right if you get married!" The doctor did not
bullshit me as he had his theory and supported with testimony.

During that time, I used to have headache every night and I was not able to
study. I took medicine but I was not cured.

One night as I sat down to medidate, I closed my right nostril and breathed
with my left nostril. In less than a week, it seemed that my headache
problem had left me! I continued doing it for about a month and since then
there was no recurrence of headache in me.

This is my own experience. I used to tell others who also suffer headache
to try this method as it was effective for me. It also works for those who
have tried as well. This is a natural therapy, unlike taking medicines for
a long time may have side effect. So, why don't you try it out?

Practice the correct ways of breathing (breathe in and breathe out) and
your body will be in a very relaxing condition.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Test your vision..

Are they ship or pillars?

Are they audience or buildings?

How many horses in this picture? (should be 7)

How many people are there?

Impossible ring

Live carpet

Waterfall or human fall?

In the forest there are 5 hiddin deer can u find them?

How many pillars are there 3 or 2? look at the middle column where does it end?

hoe many people are there?

A face or the word Liar?

Who is the tallest?

What do u see? LIFT or a bunch of black splotches?

next find the faces