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Methods of Cooking

Some food can be eaten raw so that maximum food value is obtained from them. However, many of human’s foods have to be cooked. Cooked food is food that has been changed in the various ways by heat treatment. The heat may be applied in a number of ways. Heat may be dry or water…

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Preparation and Serving of Fruit Drinks, Beverages and Stimulating Drinks

The planning, preparation and serving of food are interesting tasks one can learn and do with ease. There are some skills one needs to learn and apply in order to carry out these tasks successfully. PREPARATION OF FRUIT DRINKS Fruit drinks are cold drinks which are usually prepared from different types of fruits, for example,…

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What to Write on Invitation Letters

Invitation letters for any occasion can be sent in various ways. They could be oral invitation or written invitation. An oral invitation could be given over the telephone or face-to-face with the guest. Written invitation could be through invitation cards and letters. A well written invitation card or letter should contain the following: – The…

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Simple Cooking and Serving Equipment

A Meal well prepared is as a result of a good organisation. This starts from the time of planning, purchasing, preparing and the use of right cooking method and equipment. Serving of food requires the use of the correct serving equipment and utensils too. There are different types of cooking and serving equipment. These are…

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Meal Planning

Meal planning is carefully selecting foodstuffs and preparation using appropriate cooking methods to meet the nutritional requirements (for growth, body building, energy supply and body protection) of people or persons. THINGS TO CONSIDER IN MEAL PLANNING 1. Type of foods in season: Foods in season are cheaper and may be more nutritious. 2. Health condition…

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Nutritional Needs

The nutritional needs of people vary according to their physiological stage, age, health conditions, religion and beliefs. SPECIAL NUTRITIONAL NEEDS1. INFANTSa. 0 TO 1 YEARThis is a period of very rapid growth. The kind, amount and situation of food as well as the manner of feeding are all important. The nutrient requirements of the child…

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Interior Decoration

This is the art of making rooms and other indoor areas of a house beautiful, attractive, and comfortable for living. The floors, walls and ceilings are often decorated using furniture and fixtures, carpets, rugs and curtains. The basic principles of art and design, such as colour, texture, style, form and pattern are used in decoration.…

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Dress Sense

Dress sense refers to a person’s ability not only in making/buying clothes but also the individual’s taste for good things such as the way he/she wears clothes, and how groomed the person is. One is not born with this ability. It is acquired by an individual who becomes highly interested in looking and learning from…

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Principles of Good Grooming

The principles of good grooming include the following: 1. Personal hygiene: Time should be devoted to personal care and paying attention to the body. Daily body care will include combing and brushing the hair, cleaning the teeth, bathing or washing and cleaning the nails. Weekly schedules will involve shampooing the hair, manicure and pedicure, repair…

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Good Grooming

Good grooming is the ability of an individual to take proper care of his/her body especially the hair, ear, nose and nail. When this is done, it makes the person look and smell fresh all the time.Good personal appearance, which amounts to good grooming, is a result of good health habits. Cleanliness at all times…

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Cloth Dyeing

Constant usage causes household articles and clothes to lose their original colours. In order to make them look new, they have to be renovated by dyeing, so as to make them still useful, attractive and pleasing to the eyes. A new colour different from the original can also be achieved. White and calico materials can…

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Repair of Clothes

‘A stitch in time saves nine’ is a good proverb. The garment is preserved if a repair is made or carried out immediately. However, if not made early enough, complications will arise. Wearing, washing and ironing will quickly enlarge a tiny slit into a lengthy tear and a thin hole into an extensive one. REPAIR…

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Dress Accessories

Accessories are those items which add beauty, taste and colour to clothes. Dress accessories include hats, shoes, gloves, handbags, buttons, belts, wristwatches: Jewellery, headgears, handkerchiefs, stockings and tights. Too many of the accessories must not be worn at the same time, as this can create confusion and the effect of simplicity will not be achieved.…

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