Solutions & Substitutions

Solutions & Substitutions by Reena: Pineapple for Guests

By Reena Nerbas Steam Marks Cabinets Dear Reena, My electric kettle didn’t shut off and the steam caused a white…

Solutions & Substitutions by Reena: Don’t Step on my Suede Shoes

By Reena Nerbas Scuff Marks on Suede Shoes Dear Reena, I have a pair of navy suede shoes that have…

Solutions & Substitutions by Reena: Unclog that Slow Drain

By Reena Nerbas Shrinking Pie Crusts Dear Reena, Can you tell me how to bake a single pie crust so…

Solutions & Substitutions by Reena: Spreadable Butter

By Reena Nerbas Discolouration Left on Walls by Pictures Dear Reena, I love your natural, non-chemical solutions. Is there anything…

Solutions & Substitutions by Reena: Home Baked Cookies

By Reena Nerbas Thawing Frozen Meat Safely Dear Reena, I was a guest at a friend’s home recently; and I…

Solutions & Substitutions by Reena: Double Duty with Rubbing Alcohol

By Reena Nerbas Spreadable Butter Dear Reena, Years ago, your column featured a suggestion for making spreadable butter. What were…

Solutions & Substitutions by Reena: Keeping Rabbits out of your Garden

By Reena Nerbas Stain on White Denim Dear Reena, About 10 days ago I purchased a bouquet of flowers from…

Solutions & Substitutions by Reena: How to Rid an Artificial Plant of Strange Odour

By Reena Nerbas Dear Reena, I read your column in our paper and quite enjoy it. I bought an artificial…

Solutions & Substitutions by Reena: Fresh Fruit Hints

By Reena Nerbas Cleaning Acrylic Tub Dear Reena, We replaced our bathtub and surround with a molded unit made of…

Solutions & Substitutions by Reena: Interesting Grocery Shopping Observations

By Reena Nerbas Reaching Vacuum Under Fridge Dear Reena, I would like to vacuum under the fridge without having to…

Solutions & Substitutions by Reena: Peppermint for Spiders and Cornmeal for Weeds

By Reena Nerbas Sour Cream Substitute Dear Reena, Do you have any ideas of a good substitute for sour cream?…

Solutions & Substitutions by Reena: Getting the Yellow Out of Clothes

By Reena Nerbas Tarnished Silver Dear Reena, I found an old silver necklace in a box in the basement of…

Solutions & Substitutions by Reena: Easy Solutions for Everyday Problems

By Reena Nerbas Diesel Fuel Odour Dear Reena, How can I get diesel fuel odor out of upholstered boat cushions…

Solutions & Substitutions by Reena: Burn Smells Linger in Microwave

By Reena Nerbas Built-up Hairspray Dear Reena, Can you please tell me how to remove built-up hairspray from my hair?…

Solutions & Substitutions by Reena: Strawberries

By Reena Nerbas Greasy Stove Dear Reena, I like to cook my steaks on a skillet on the stove top.…