Stop Wasting Kitchen Food

03/07/2017 Main

Hello everyone, welcome back to my home and garden blog. Today I want to talk about my favourite party of any house, the kitchen. These rooms have all the food, and the are what brings everyone together so we can all enjoy a nice meal together. For this of course we need the food, which can sometimes get thrown away if we don’t care for and store it properly. I always feel terrible for throwing away spoilt food(and have given myself food poisoning plenty of times to avoid it), so I found these ways to curb down on my food wastage.  Read more

Hipster your Kitchen

28/06/2017 Main

Hey guys and gals, welcome back to Xephon! This is my home and garden blog, and today I wanted to stay in the home and talk about the kitchen. It seems like rustic and not very useful is the style these days, so I am giving my kitchen a little hipster update. How am I doing this you ask? Well, the tiles have been ripped up and replaced with some dark stained wooden boards, as well as having the countertops(that I cleaned so well in my last post) replaced with thick wood that has a rippled copper outlay. Now I am moving onto the smaller things, meaning all the stuff inside the drawers and countertops. Since this is all popular right now it can be quite expensive, but I do most of my shopping on http://www.used.forsale/canada/montreal so I save lots of money. Read more

Cleaning your Countertops

18/04/2017 Main

The kitchen is commonly known as the centre of the house.  The room where everyone gravitates towards, at a party, during the day and often late at night whilst looking for midnight snacks. It is also the room which harbours the most dirt and bacteria, and can quickly turn into a cesspool of grime.  And depending on the kitchen countertops you have it can be a nightmare to clean and maintain an attractive appearance.  Here are my tips and tricks for wooden or steel countertops. Read more

Kitchen Gadgets As Seen On TV

13/04/2017 Main

Hello everyone, welcome to another exciting post on my home and garden blog, Xephon. I am super excited to have all of you lovely readers joining me today as I have what I think is a very interesting post for you. Over the past couple months, I have been scouring garage sales and online for sale ads to find kitchen gadgets and appliances that were first shown on TV. I ended up with a box full of them thanks to a lovely lady on www.used.forsale that sold me the whole box of them! I put them all on the counter and tried them out one by one so that I could pick the best one for you to buy if you are looking to get some kitchen gadgets or appliances off of the television. Read more

Why banana peel can save your roses

01/02/2017 Main
Why banana peel can save your roses

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Chocolate avocado brownies

13/01/2017 Main

Hey everyone.  With it being just after the Christmas and New Year period I’m feeling pretty chubby after eating my body weight in Turkey sandwiches and Chocolate truffles.  However, I’m still loving all the carb heavy meals and cosy warm meals, so I wanted to share with you all one of my favourite healthier recipes for when you’re trying to be healthier but still in dire need of a chocolate fix. Read more

What to plant in January.

01/01/2017 Main
What to plant in January.

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Putting a swimming pool on your property

05/12/2016 Main
Putting a swimming pool on your property

Summer days, BBQs, cocktails and wouldn’t it be great to get a pool installed for fun for all family and guests? This would be a great addition to anyone’s backyard but particularly those with family, and of course live a warmer climate. Not only is building a pool great for relaxation, parties and so on, it adds a great amount of value to your property as obviously houses with pools are very desirable. Read more

You and Your Knife

24/11/2016 Main
Keeping Sharp: You and Your Knife

Good day folks, I would like to give you all a warm welcome back to my home and garden blog. Today we are going to be having yet another home post, curtusy of all the people selling their knives online at http://www.for-sale.com/ that just need a goog sharpening. I picked up a couple of pretty fancy knives last week online, some that are worth a pretty penny. The biggest issue seemed to be that people would get knives somehow but they wouldn't know how to properly use them. This would be chef knives sometimes or even just a small paring knife. Knives are something everyone has and needs as they are essential in cooking, but a lot of people do not ever receive proper training on how to use car for and store a good knife. If you are one of those people, stop looking so embarrassed because after reading this people will want you to come cook for them just to have sharp knives afterwards. Read more

Pumpkin Cookies

23/11/2016 Main
Pumpkin cookies

Hi all, I hope you’re all very well and excited about thanksgiving, I know I am.  If you’re a regular reader of my home and garden blog then you will know that my favourite room in my house is my kitchen.  I recently bought a Kenwood K-Mix and have been baking so much that my whole house smells like pumpkin cookies.   Read more