This is a bit of a cooking n00b question, but I usually use heart smart beef mince from Woolies, which is $13-14/kg. What cut of beef can you use to make your own mince that will be low in fat? I keep reading about how it's more economical, but the cheaper cuts either have a fair amount of fat or gristle. Or does gristle not matter once it's all minced up?
Issues around children learning to read are rarely out of the news. Which is hardly surprising – becoming a successful reader is of paramount importance in improving a child's life chances. Nor is it surprising that reading creates a virtuous circle: the more you read the better you become. But what may come as a surprise is that reading to dogs is gaining popularity as a way of addressing concerns about children's reading.