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Kitchen Wisdom

  • to easily peel a garlic, place the cloves in the microwave for 10 seconds, the skin peels right off.

    "Posted by Brods1985"

  • Spray a 50/50 vinegar and water on your feet after showering and allow to dry to help prevent athlete's foot.

    "Posted by Annie22"

  • When chopping onions, stick your tongue out, and you won't cry! The chemicals that make you cry are attracted to the most moist area nearby - these are usually your eyes, but sticking your tongue out diverts them! A more dignified approach is to wet your wrists before you start chopping.

    "Posted by emmagrimwood"

  • The smells of onions and garlic are especially difficult to get off your hands, even if you wash them straight away. Try washing your hands under running water with soap - and a metal teaspoon! No idea why this works but it gets rid of the smell almost immediately.

    "Posted by emmagrimwood"

  • To avoid mould growing on an opened and unfinished jar of tomato puree, pour a little olive oil on top after each use and the puree will remain fresh and mould free.

    "Posted by Scott"

  • 1 cup of rice to 1 1/2 cups of water, salt to taste ... put in a saucepan bring to the boil (with out lid) stir once then turn off the heat, put the lid on ...and in 10mins perfect fluffy rice x

    "Posted by thebrats"

  • To quickly warm up plates place some wet paper towel between each plate and microwave on high for about 30 seconds. Remove the paper towel and wipe with a dishcloth before dishing up your delicious goodies!

    "Posted by Waynie"

  • before peeling a pineapple, wash it under running cold water. peel it use the flesh and boil de skin and the heart. it will make a wonderful diuretic , digestive hot tea or wonderful chilled juice.

    "Posted by isabel santos"

  • Briefly heat a lemon in the microwave to get more juice out of it when squeezing

    "Posted by tinycaroline"

  • If trying to get something unsuccessfully out of an intricately shaped silicon mold, e.g. cake, let cool and put in fridge until completely chilled and firm

    "Posted by dazzy08"