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- February 9, 2009 at 9:05 pm #270459
● A pinch of salt on top of citrus fruits brings out the fruit’s crisp taste immediately.
● Place freshly peeled fruit in a salt water bath to prevent the fruit from browning.
● Try a dash of salt in warm milk for a relaxing beverage.
● A pinch of salt also improves the flavor of cocoa.
● Add a pinch of salt to coffee grounds before brewing. The salt enhances the true coffee flavor by removing some of the acid taste.
● Sea salt tends to make lettuce and other vegetables crisper.
● Wash spinach and other greens more easily by rinsing in salted water. Not only does the salt draw out the dirt, but it also kills any little critters that might be in your fresh organic lettuce or greens.
● To preserve milk or cream, add a pinch of salt to it. You can also add a pinch of salt to milk before freezing it.
● Do you have problems peeling the shells off hard boiled eggs? Try boiling the eggs in salted water. The salt water also helps a cracked egg stay in the shell while boiling.
● To test freshness in eggs, place an egg in a cup of water and add a couple teaspoons of table salt. A fresh egg will sink; a spoiled egg will float.
● Add a pinch of salt to cheese before placing in plastic wrap to prevent mold on cheese.
● A dash of salt in gelatin will help it set faster.
● Does something smell fishy? Dip a lemon wedge in salt and rub the item (hands, cutting board, counter, etc.) and rinse with water.
● If you drop a raw egg on the floor, pour salt on it and leave it for 20 minutes to make the cleanup easier.
● Did you burn something in the stove or oven? Salt can eliminate that burned food odor.
● Throw salt on fresh spills in your still-hot oven to aid the cleaning process when the oven is cool.
● Burned milk stains are very difficult to remove. Salt can make the job much easier. Wet the burned pan and sprinkle with salt.
Wait about 10 minutes, then scrub the pan.
● Remove coffee or tea stains from cups by rubbing them with kosher salt.
● Salt is great for removing lipstick from glassware.
● You can even use table salt to remove stains in vases. Either rub the stain with salt or soak it in a strong salt solution.
● Add boiling water and three tablespoons salt to a casserole dish with stubborn, baked-on food in a casserole dish,. Let the dish stand until the water cools; then wash it as usual.
● Salt makes copper shiny. First, sprinkle the tarnished bottoms with salt. Then scour the stains away with a cloth dampened with vinegar.
Rinse the pan, and wash as usual.
● Regularly pour hot, strongly salted water down the kitchen sink to remove odors
● Hot salt water also prevents grease build up in sinks.
● Clean greasy iron pans by sprinkling about a teaspoon of salt in the pan. Wipe the pan out, and then wash as usual.
● Prevent grease splatters that can burn you or make a mess of your kitchen by adding a few dashes of salt to the pan before frying foods.
● If you have a grease fire, toss salt on it. (Never put water on a grease fire which can make the grease splatter and the fire spread.)
● Kneading or rolling dough can make a mess on counters. Sprinkle your countertop with salt, and neatly wipe away everything with a sponge.
● Mix half a cup of salt and baking soda to a gallon of water to wash away stains and odors inside your refrigerator.
● Cook food faster by adding a little salt to boiling water.
● Adding a pinch of salt to your cream or egg whites makes them whip more easily and faster and higher
- February 9, 2009 at 9:07 pm #414420
Lots of salt ideas… Salt also helps melt ice if you need to get rid of a pesky patch infront of a walking path
- February 9, 2009 at 10:29 pm #414437
Great ideas! Thanks so much!!! 🙂
- February 9, 2009 at 11:57 pm #414453
Salt and ice in a glass vase or glass coffee pot swished around and around till most of the ice is melted. You’ll see end results as a cleaner pot or vase.
- February 10, 2009 at 12:01 am #414454
I use salt and ice cubes in my coffee pots and it works wonders!!!
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