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Celery Storage
The best way to store fresh celery is to wrap it in aluminum foil and put it in the refrigerator--it will keep for weeks.
Garlic Peeling
Microwave garlic cloves for 15 seconds and the skins slip right off.
Roast Cooking Tip
A roast with the bone in will cook faster than a boneless roast - the bone carries the heat to the inside of the roast quicker.
Meat Slicing
To slice meat into thin strips, as for Chinese dishes - partially freeze and it will slice easily.
Hair Care
Tie a scarf on your hair when it is windy. This would avoid tangles, knots and breakage of your hair.
Make small pieces of potato and cool them in your fridge. Give you child pieces of cold potato and tell him to place them inside his mouth on the tooth that is paining. The cold will sooth the pain. This works well with cucumber too.
Baby Costipation
Just keep your baby on his back and firmly hold his legs in a half bent position. Next, start moving his legs in a manner, as if he is paddling a bicycle. See that you do it gently. Maintain a steady pace, neither do it too fast, nor make it too slow. This will help in controlling your baby constipation.
Crispy Dosas
To get crisp, golden dosas add a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds to the urad dal and grind it.
Avoiding Onion Tears
Chill onion is refrigerator before cutting to avoid tears. One other way to avoid tears is to soak peeled onion is water before cutting.
Controlling oil forming while deep frying
While make any deep fried dish, if the hot oil starts foaming and rises in the pan, add a small piece of tamarind to the oil. This will prevent foaming and spill over.
Cooking Rice
To avoid sticky rice, soak washed rice in water for at least ten minutes before cooking. A teaspoon of oil can be added to get separate grains of cooked rice.
Retaining Vitamins
When you soak rice and urad dal for idlis and dosas, wash everything thoroughly before soaking. Later use the soaked water while grinding. If you wash rice and dal after soaking you will lose most of the vitamins.
Fix candle in a container. Fill half the container with water before lighting the candle. This way, the candle lasts longer and the overflowed wax is easier to remove from the water. The container becomes easy to clean too.
Emery Paper
To make Aluminium vessels look good again, rub them with emery paper. Mere washing can't remove the black stains.
Sketch Pen
To get a dry sketch pen working again, pour three or four drops of hot water into the sponge tube inside and wait a while.
Wrap Fruits&Vegetables
Wrap the fruits and vegetables in newspaper before refrigerating to keep them fresh for long.
Keep Water
Never discard the water in which vegetables are cooked, use it in gravies or soups.
Hot Oil
Add a Spoon of hot oil to homemade pastes of garlic, ginger or green chili, along with salt to make it last longer and taste fresher.
Cedar shoes trees
Cedar shoes trees can extend the life of your leather shoes up to three times their expected life span. They draw moisture out of try our shoes; re-awaken the shoe's natural structural memory; and prevent the leather from wrinkling and cracking.
Leather Shoes - Maintenance
Adding a sole protector prolongs the life of your shoes. Stylishly thin, this rubber top sole protects the outer sole from wear and tear.
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