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That smell in our house.

Whenever I walked into our storeroom I could smell a really nice fragrance in the air.

Nowhere else in the house – only in our dark and cluttered storeroom. Even the husband could smell it so it wasn’t just my nose.

It’s so weird because we couldn’t determine what smell it was or where it came from, only that it was floral and quite pleasant.

Growing up, I had listened to my fair share of stories about how ghouls, ghosts and jins manifest themselves in the form of an intoxicating, floral scent and that one should never acknowledge the presence of such smell…in fact, if you ever smelled anything out of the ordinary, you should curse and complain out loud about the “smelly odour” to scare the presence away.

As days passed, I began to get quite worried as the fragrance got stronger and stronger. I wasn’t sure about going into the storeroom.

One day, the husband suddenly yelled out to me from the toilet, “Pudpud, it’s the tissue!”

“What?”

“The tissue. The smell is from the tissue.”

“What tissue????”

“Just now my poop too smelly so I used some toilet roll to cover my nose and that’s when I realised where the fragrance comes from”.

# – Now only noticed “Natural Fresh Scent” -_-
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So Kleenex has been quietly scenting our regular toilet rolls. No prize for guessing where we store our fresh toilet rolls.

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Everybody needs a Microplane grater

Cooked dinner last night, Moroccan lambs chops and spinach couscous.

Dinner wasn’t planned, otherwise it would have been Moroccan lamb chops with yogurt, hummus and sultana couscous.

Anyway, just want to say that anyone who cooks needs at least one Microplane grater. I’ve got three! Got them from ebay but you can find them pretty marked-up at specialty cookware shops.

# – Snowing nutmeg on me lamb chops.

It was so effortless to grate the nutmeg. Even to this day, whenever I zest lemons, I’m just filled with pure joy everytime because I don’t have to struggle!

Microplane started out as a wood file, before thankfully moving into people’s kitchens all over the world. So yeah, you don’t want to put your finger to it.

Next Microplane on my list….a mandolin.

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New kitchen toy

Finally my new toy has arrived! I bought it on a group deal site.

# – The Banana Yogurt.

This nifty gadgetry is supposed to turn frozen fruits into soft serve ice-cream.

The purchase was totally justified, I just had my dental braces put on and I thought I’d need a healthier alternative than store bought ice-cream.

But……

Now? Now I can chomp through solid food like a combine harvester /sheepish

Anyway, you’d think they would be more creative with the naming of the product. It’s actually an OEM version of Yonana, but Banana Yogurt? Really?

# – Yo? How does inserting fruits into a chute becomes “yo”?

Am really excited to use it. I’m going to freeze some fruits as soon as I get home.

Will review the product in detail!

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