The Shopper

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...

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...

Easy to start outboard engine

TO make every moment on the water count, you need more than an engine behind you. You need a company. Once that makes owning an engine so rewarding and trouble-free there’s nothing to worry about. Except planning your next adventure. Mercury engines — easy to start, durable, fuel economical — powering more than the boat....

Quench your thirst with a fruity drink

TANG fruit flavoured drinks which have been around since 1959 continues to be the favourite drink of choice for billions of customers across the globe. Originally formulated by General Foods Corporation food scientist William A. Mitchell, the Tang brand is owned by Mondelz International and marketed in powdered form internationally. Packed with essential vitamins, Tang...

Grab it while it’s cheap

IF you want to make a nice, simple, straightforward recipe for chicken liver, you might want to first check out the ongoing Crest chicken liver specials at any supermarket near you! With limited time only, now is your chance to grab yourself 1kg Crest chicken liver for the price of 800g only. That’s right, now...

Rain harvesting system saves your money and health

CARPENTERS Hardware located at Argo Street Walu Bay is a major supplier of building and industrial materials. They provide building materials such as general hardware, plumbing, floor and wall tiles, steel, timber, paints, domestic and industrial electrical products. Last week, Wainibuka Secondary School water committee member Filimone Soqeta purchased a rain harvesting system. He said,...

Tamarind chutney family recipe

JAI Wati learnt how to make tamarind chutney during a pooja at a temple. When she was about 18 years old, she remembered taking down notes of all the ingredients and methods to cook a perfect one. She said her mother, who was sickly then, taught her how to cook all kinds of chutneys except...

Cooking is a family affair

COOKING is a family affair for Bridget Middenway-Blümel and her family. Her mum who resides in Savusavu makes an amazing tinned meat stew with potatoes, her mother-in-law cooks up a storm of amazing Thai food, her husband makes mouth-watering crackling pork and her children love to cook special breakfasts on Sundays and bake. Mrs Blümel...

Realtor keeps it balanced

PRANEEL Dass has a weekly training routine. Daily, he goes for a run, does two to three cardio gym sessions per week and yoga once a week. This week, the director of Inglewood Realtors in Nadi takes the spotlight as our shopper of the week. Originally from Natokowaqa in Lautoka, Mr Dass said he prefers...

It keeps you feeling fresh all day

REXONA gives you the confidence to handle whatever challenges the day has on offer because you know your deodorant won’t let you down. During your everyday encounter with those unexpected moments when the adrenalin — a hormone produced by the body in different moods and temperaments — starts to pump and the sweat starts to...

Specials for Ramadan

RAMADAN is a holy month of fasting and prayer for our Muslim brothers and sisters around the world. Considering the importance and great significance of the holy month of Ramadan Courts is offering some fantastic specials and offerings on homeware, kitchen appliances, home furniture like dining, lounge, and the best range of carpets and rugs...

Tips about dehydration you should know

DID you know that dehydration occurs when the amount of water leaving the body is greater than the amount taken in? The body is very dynamic and always changing. We lose water routinely when we * breathe and humidified air leaves the body * sweat to cool the body * urinate or have a bowel...

How to shop for vegies and fruits

DID you know that different coloured fruits and vegetables contain different phytochemicals that have varying nutritional benefits? As we all know fruits and vegetables are the cornerstones of a healthful diet because they are healthy and good for us. When you buy produce, you want the most for your money right? The good thing about...

One scrub gets it clean

IT might sound unusual for a leading laundry brand, but there’s a good reason for our philosophy. The team at Omo believes that dirt is the mark of adventure. It’s a sign that we are getting stuck in and learning from life. Children don’t only learn by being taught. They learn by doing. Hands-on experience,...

A high source of protein

HOW do you feel when dhal is cooked at home for dinner? It’s great to hear that few families occasionally have their special dhal days, where family members indulge in a nice bowl of dhal with either rice or roti. Even the latest cookbooks launched in Fiji by the Ministry of Health includes some great...

Health benefits of lemon

LEMONS is always a must buy ingredient for many families who love to eat fresh fish during Sunday lunch at home. It adds that citrus tangy and bitter taste that is familiar to many Fijians who love their simple traditional fish meals. You can never go wrong with lemon whether you’re making a fresh lemon...

17 Days to San Francisco

WITH only 17 days left to go before the promotion closes the Coke team are driving this promotion as hard as possible to ensure no one gets left out. The major prize is valued at $60,000 i.e. $10,000 per person for the six winners that travel to San Francisco and that includes airfares, accommodation, transfers...

Strengthening business in Pacific islands

ONE of Fiji’s most exciting information technology companies is offering IT products from personal use to delivering end to end IT solutions to all types of businesses. Ensuring that customers enjoy life, work, play and live using great brands at affordable prices, Daltron Fiji has what you’re looking for. Finding the right laptop comes down...

Stick to a healthy diet

APART from buying healthy food, Praneel Dass said people could maintain a healthy weight by regular exercise, not smoking and sticking to a healthy diet. “In my case, health is always first,” he said. “With heart attack , diabetes, asthma and stroke on the rise, it’s very important for people to sustain a healthy diet...

Verify labels

THE term cashier describes a person who primarily handles the cash register for traders and service providers. They are often one of the last people consumers see when it comes to paying for the goods and services. Their roles involve charging the correct price for goods and service, respond to any price disparity (different price...

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