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Keep the refrigerator smelling fresh by placing an open box filled with baking soda inside it. It will neutralize the odor!
Mix a teaspoon of baking soda with žth teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide and then brush your teeth. It can be used as an alternative to commercial toothpastes.
Stuffed veggies like bittergoutds and potatoes, etc. can be stored in freezer bags, and thawed as required. Make sure to thaw completely before proceeding to cook it. Or else it will crumble easily.
To increase the shelf life of dry masalas store them in airtight containers with a cube of asafoetida
If instant coffee kept in a bottle hardens due to humidity, pour some hot water to dissolve it. Cool and refrigerate. Use as desired but not keep for too many weeks, as it may ferment.
To make vinegar last twice as much, divide the vinegar in two bottles and add water, which has been boiled. After a week it will come up to full strength again.
Sprinkle a little salt on the surface of the freezer before placing the ice-trays. It Keeps ice-trays away from sticking to the freezer surface.
To make tasty filter coffee - add a little sugar to the coffee filter before adding coffee powder, then add boiling water to it.
To peel baby onions/pearl onions easily,soak them in cold water for 20 minutes.
To set curd faster, add a slit green chillie to it.
When seasoning a salad, use coarse sea salt mixed with a little olive oil. It will stay crunchy when combined with the vinaigrette.
Smash garlic cloves inside a resealable plastic bag with the back of a knife. That way, your cutting board and knife won't smell.
For safety, put a wine cork on the tip of a knife before putting the knife in a drawer.
Store spices in a cool, dark place, not above your stove. Humidity, light and heat will cause herbs and spices to lose their flavor.
Soak wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes before using them so they won't burn during cooking.
While boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the natural sweetness.
Store mushrooms in paper bags rather plastic bags or trays. This stops them from becoming 'slimy'and prolongs their life.
While steaming fish, place a piece of cheesecloth at the bottom of the pan. The fish can be lifted out without breaking.
To peel an orange or a tomato less messily, dunk it in hot water for a minute or two and then in cold water for the same amount of time. You will have an easy to peel orange or tomato.
When boiling milk, smear ghee on the edges of the vessel to prevent overflow.
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