April 25, 2018
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Sweeping up solutions

By: Irene Hilsendager
April 20, 2018

Did you know that if your head of garlic sprouts, you can chop them up and add to salads for a delicious garlic treat?

Did you know you can peel garlic easier if you put it into the microwave for about eight seconds?

Did you know that if you add too much garlic to a stew you may add a small amount of parsley to the stew and simmer for about 10 minutes?

Did you know that you can put peeled ginger through a garlic press for crushed ginger?

Did you know that you can grate rinds of citrus fruit and store them in tightly covered glass jars in the fridge? They make excellent flavoring for cakes and poultry.

Did you know that if you first roll a lemon on the counter under your hand, you will get more juice from the lemon?

Did you know that if you add a peeled raw potato to a batch of over salted soup and simmer it, the potato will absorb the salt? After simmering for about 15 minutes, remove the potato and the soup should be just right.

Did you know you may add some raw rice to your salt shaker to keep it flowing more freely in high humidity?

Did you know you can fix a salt shaker that empties too much salt out, just paint over a few of the holes with clear nail polish?

Did you know when making muffins, reduce the amount of sugar in your recipes by half but double up the cinnamon? Cinnamon will help control blood sugar levels.

Did you know that when you spill something on your favorite cookbook you simply blot the page with a paper towel and then put a piece of waxed paper on the page before closing? The pages won’t stick.

Did you know you can keep your remote control in a plastic bag while cooking? The buttons are still visible and the control will stay clean.

Did you know you can keep your potholders looking good by washing frequently and then spray with starch? Spray starch repels grease.

Did you know you can keep your ketchup caps looking new by simply putting the cap in the dishwasher after the bottle is empty? Save the bottle tops and when your current bottle top gets all yucky, simply switch it out with a clean top and throw the dirty one in the dishwasher.

Remember, these are just tips. Use at your own discretion.