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  • Grate your cheese for sandwiches, salads and the like with a very fine grater (what you would use for zesting), it looks voluminous and is actually much less than you realise and probably as much as you really should have.

    "Posted by potatohead"

  • 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"