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6 Reasons Why Vinegar is the Ultimate Cleaning Product | Expert Advice Made Easy

Posted by Gillian Whitaker

Most of us think of it as little more than a delicious condiment to add to our fish and chips, but vinegar is also an effective all-purpose cleaner that is perfect for use around the home. In fact, records show that vinegar has been produced commercially and used for all kinds of cleaning from as early as 3000 BC! Remarkably versatile, antibacterial and safe, vinegar is a simple, eco-friendly option that is great for regular use. Today we’re going to look at how it can be used in the kitchen: kitchen surfaces and items are used on a daily basis, and their role in food preparation means that it is highly important to keep these areas hygienic. There is no end of its uses there, from dealing with soap build-up in dishwashers and microwaves, to tackling food containers that have been stained and scented by strong foods and liquids. With a few of these quick and easy solutions you can make the most of this miraculous product and keep your kitchen and cooking implements free of germs and unpleasant odours.

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Topics: kitchen and home, vinegar

Best-Kept Secrets of Europe: 7 Beautiful Autumn Destinations

Posted by Josie Mitchell

Setting off on a new adventure can be one of the most exciting things to do, whether it's with a significant other or a group of friends, you're sure to make some amazing memories. If you've never considered Europe before, or if you're getting itchy feet after your Summer holiday, then look no further! Here are some great Autumn destinations in Europe, with a few unknown treasures thrown in.

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Cheesy Chicken Burgers | Quick and Simple Recipes

Posted by Matt Knight

I'm really sorry, but we have to talk about it.

Summer is over.

We enjoyed the sun whilst we could but it's already starting to get cold. Annoyingly, it's only going to get colder. For many, this is far from ideal news. However, here at Flame Tree we're putting on our bravest faces and trying to embrace the colder seasons. 

For instance: with colder weather comes comfy jumpers! Reading books by the fire! AND cooking yummy, hearty food!

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Topics: quick and easy recipes, cookery

10 Tips for a Fantastic Holiday | Expert Advice

Posted by Matt Knight

Travelling the world can be a hugely exciting and life changing experience as there are so many incredible sights to be seen. If you are thinking of jetting off, or have already booked your tickets, you're probably pretty excited. However before you go take a look at our top tips that may help you make the most of your journey.

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Topics: Travel

Children and Cycling | Expert Advice Made Easy

Posted by Matt Knight

 

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Cycling is great for children in all sorts of ways, whether as passengers on your bicycle going to school or the shops, travelling independently on their own bicycles, or simply enjoying cycling for sport and recreation. It’s all good, wholesome fun. Today's blog looks at the basics of getting children involved in cycling and cover the key safety issues.

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Buying A Bike | Cycling Made Easy

Posted by Matt Knight

There are so many types of bicycle that finding the right one can be daunting. Today's blog might not be able to tell you which bicycle is right for you, but it will help you to narrow the choices down from the many to a few.

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Working with Photos | Windows 8.1 Made Easy

Posted by Matt Knight

A key part of home computing is sorting and viewing photos. Windows 8.1 is a fantastic way to enjoy your pictures but sometimes keeping on top of this digital deluge can be difficult. Don't let yourself become overwhelmed, today's blog helps get you started with photo management in Windows 8.1. 

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Topics: expert advice made easy, Everyday Guides, Microsoft Windows

Adding Images | HTML & CSS Basics Made Easy

Posted by Matt Knight

Most websites contain a lot more than just text. Images, video and audio can greatly increase your visitor numbers and encourage them to stay longer. Advanced HTML5 features such as geolocation can improve your site’s interactions with your visitors and, of course, adding a sprinkle of visual polish is always a good idea.

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Topics: technology, expert advice made easy, computing and apps, Everyday Guides

Make Your Own Apple Ad | Photoshop Tutorial Made Easy

Posted by Matt Knight

If there's one reason we love Apple products, it's because they market their products excellently. Their signature style is the timeless 'product on white', and though their approach has evolved over the years one of the most typical examples of this is the product in a white, slightly reflective room.

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Topics: Photoshop, expert advice made easy

Gardening With The Whole Family | Expert Advice

Posted by Matt Knight

Summer is a time when many parents get out into the garden and make the improvements that were postponed through winter. But gardening doesn't just have to be for adults. There are plenty of things outside to interest children and by working on some fun activities together you may be able to spark their interest and have fun as a family.

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Topics: expert advice made easy, Gardening

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