The Shopper

Farming not for the faint-hearted

FARMING has never been for the faint-hearted, but for Marama Dalikoro it is her bread and butter. Originally from the village of Soa in Ra, the 46-year-old mostly farms produce from root crops, eggplants, bananas and even breadfruit (uto) at the back of her home in Vunikavika settlement road in Nausori. Mrs Dalikoro used to...

Homegrown food is best

PLANT produce with whatever piece of land you have — big or small.” These were the words of 59-year-old Mere Ratukalou who also adds homegrown foods are more healthier and cheaper. “I have to shop healthy because my husband has just been through a big operation in India,” she said. “One of his valves has...

Taking care of your cookware

FINDING the right type of cookware can be a miracle for some as it cooks the food to your liking without having it stick at the bottom. With the right type of cookware you can save a lot of hassle of cleaning it as well. Although one needs to know how to take care of...

Home remedies to get rid of black neck

EVER heard of the medical term acanthosis nigricans or in other words, dark patches? Mostly found on your neck and even armpits, there are are home remedies that could easily help remove this condition. According to website curejoy.com. below are a few easy methods that could help you get rid of it. Mash up some...

Natural rust remover

Rust can be an eyesore, as any metal object or structure can be affected by it as it comes into contact with oxygen as well as moisture. Most rust removal methods can be costly and quite complicated. However having a good, cheap rust remover from your household ingredients can save you a lot of money...

Quality, good taste and value

ATTENTION all cake lovers. The Betty Crocker name has quality, good taste and value. It has won the hearts of families, ordinary cooks and professional chefs for almost a century now and no doubt it would win yours too! The quality assorted cake mix, muffins and cookies come in a range of flavours with accompanying...

Homemade mouthwash with essential oils

WITH almost everything so pricey these days, it’s so much easier if we learn to use whatever we have from our kitchen. Have you ever tried a natural mouthwash that kills harmful bacteria and leaves your breath smelling minty fresh? Not to worry because according to website smarticular.net, this recipe for homemade mouthwash will give...

Best way to clean your toaster

IF it’s high time you cleaned your toaster then this is for you. After all it’s always important to clean up those crumbs to avoid further hazardous problems in your kitchen. According to website goodhousekeeping.com, get in the habit of unplugging your toaster and other small appliances (like your toaster, oven or slow cooker) when...

Carpets and upholstery cleaning

CARPETS International at Courts offers carpets and upholstery cleaning services. This is an opportune time when our Muslim brothers and sisters are preparing for Ramadan and cleaning homes and workplaces will be on top of the agenda for Eid preparations. The most noticeable thing in any home or office is the flooring and thoroughly cleaned...

Wines for all occasions

NO doubt wine has been one of the best companions with food and entertainment for thousands of years now. In fact, wines have literally evolved with civilisation over many generations. Thanks to Motibhai Group, there are wide range of wines for all occasions and suited to all tastes. Motibhai Group manager hospitality, Nitesh Chand said...

Mere manages money wisely

WITH Mother’s Day just around the corner, our shopper of the week advises mothers and single parents that even little faith leads to huge results. Originally from the village of Nukutubu, Rewa, Mere Ratukalou, a wife, mother of three children and grandmother of four adds when scrambling to shop or pick out the perfect gift...

A merry Christmas to you

TODAY is a very special day for Christians around the world. Today is when Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. They will remember, and rejoice with the story of the little baby who was born in a manger in Bethlehem. It is a story that has been retold many times. It is as familiar...

Business on a remote island

BULA Batiki is a product name that represents a sustainable community, committed to providing for its people and its future generation. Bula Batiki represents the possibility that remote islands can be completely sustainable with a thriving communities. It is a brand that wishes to continue to grow so future generations of Batiki children would be...

Drinking water makes skin glow

Bridget Middenway-Blumel tells her children: “We are like that beautiful rose plant — if you water your plant, it will blossom into beautiful bright flowers but if you don’t, your rose plant will wither, dry and eventually die.” Like our body, she adds if you drink a lot of water daily, you would notice the...

Say cheese

An Australian favourite since 1926, Kraft cheddar cheese has been the first choice for generations of Fijians as well. While the Kraft cheddar story began in the 1920s when food entrepreneur Fred Walker began developing ways to pasteurise cheese, making it possible for the first time to store cheese indefinitely, little did he know that...

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