1. If you happen to over-salt a pot of
soup, just drop in a peeled potato. The potato will absorb the
2. When boiling eggs, add a pinch of salt to keep the
shells from cracking.
3. Never put citrus fruits(Oranges,Lemons,
limes, etc) or tomatoes in the fridge. The low temperatures
degrade the aroma and flavor of these fruits.(That’s why our
tomatoes don’t last in the fridge)
4. To clean iron cookl-ware,
don’t use detergents. Just scrub them with salt and a clean, dry
5. When storing empty airtight containers, throw in a
pinch of salt to keep them from getting stinky.
6. If you are
making gravy(stew) and accidentally burn it, just pour it into a
clean pan and continue cooking it. Add sugar a little at a time,
tasting as you go to avoid ‘over-sugaring’it. The sugar will cancel
out the burned taste.
7. Burned a pot of rice? Just place a piece of
white bread on top of the rice for 5-10 minutes to draw out the
burned flavour. Be careful not to scrape the burned pieces off of
the bottom of the pan when serving the rice.
8. Before you chop
fresh red peppers, rub a little vegetable oil into your hands and
your skin won’t absorb the spiciness.
9. If you aren’t sure how
fresh your eggs are, place them in about four inches of water.
Eggs that stay on the bottom are fresh. If only one end tips up,
the egg is less fresh and should be used soon. If it floats, it’s past
the fresh stage.
10. To banish ants from the kitchen, find out
where they are coming in and cover the hole with petroleum jelly
(Vaseline). Ants won’t trek through the jelly. If they are coming
under a door, draw a line on the floor with chalk. The little bugs
also won’t cross a line of chalk.
11. Don’t store your bananas in a
bunch or in a fruit bowl with other fruits. Separate your bananas
and place each in a different location. Bananas release gases
which cause fruits (including other bananas) to ripen quickly.
Separating them will keep them fresh longer.
12. To keep
potatoes from budding in the bag, put an apple in with them.
you manage to have some leftover wine, cocktail drinks at the end
of the evening, freeze it in ice cube trays for easy addition to
sauces (white wine works wonders in sauces, i don’t joke with
them) in the future.
14. After boiling pasta or potatoes, cool the
water and use it to water your house plants. The water contains
nutrients that your plants will love.
15. When defrosting meat
from the freezer, pour some vinegar over it. Not only does it
tenderize the meat; it will also bring down the freezing
temperature of the meat and cause it to thaw quicker. # Note
every woman should have vinegar in her kitchen.
16. Do you cry
while peeling off onions, then try this. After peeling off your
onions, refrigerate the onions for at least 5minutes, then dice it.
You will be glad you did.
17. For aluminium pans that are looking
dull, just boil some apple peels in them. This will brighten up the
aluminum and make your house smell yummy.
18. If your salt is
becoming lumpy, put a few grains of rice in with it to absorb
19. Always keep an aloe vera plant in your
kitchen. It’s invaluable when you scrape your arm or burn your
finger. Just break off a leaf and rub the gel from the inside on the
20. When making a soup, sauce, that ends up too fatty or
greasy, drop in an ice cube. The ice will attract the fat, which you
can then scoop out. This works wonders
21. To reuse cooking oil
without tasting whatever was cooked in the oil previously, cook a
1/4″ piece of ginger in the oil. It will remove any remaining flavors
22. If your milk always goes bad before you can finish
it, try adding a pinch of salt to the carton when you first open it. It
will stay fresh days longer.
23. If two drinking glasses become
stuck together after stacking, it’s not impossible to unstick them.
Just put ice in the inner glass and dunk the outer glass in warm
water. The warm glass will expand and the cold glass will
contract, making the glasses separate easily.
24. For splinters
under the fingernail, soaking the affected finger in a bowl of milk
with a piece of bread in it, it will help .
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