Cooking Tips & Tricks 4

Tomatoes and Household Uses for Vinegar!


To increase the shelf live of tomatoes, store them with the stems pointing down

Direct sunlight will soften but not ripen tomatoes. Instead store them in a warm dry spot.

Save the juice from canned tomatoes in ice cube trays. Store the cubes in plastic freezer bags for cooking or use in tomato drinks.

To improve the flavor of inexpensive tomato juice, pour the can into a refrigerator jar and add one chopped green onion and a cut-up stalk of celery.

To freeze tomatoes for use in sauces and soups, just throw them in a freezer bag and place in the freezer. To defrost just place the bag in a pot of hot water. When they're thawed out just squeeze them and the skin should come off in one piece.

(Some Practical Household Uses)

Add a few tablespoons of vinegar along with the dishwashing detergent when washing dishes. The vinegar cuts the grease and leaves dishes sparkling.

Use crumpled up black and white newspaper dipped in vinegar to wash windows. Dip paper in vinegar and wipe the glass until almost dry, then shine with dry newspaper or cloth.

Children's stickers can be removed from wood by applying white vinegar to the sticker, letting it soak and then scraping off.

To remove perspiration stainfont-size: clothing, soak in warm vinegar and water.

Use vinegar and water to remove salt stains from shoes and boots.

For soft, shiny hair (brunettes and redheads), just add a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to the rinse water. For blondes, use a few tablespoons of lemon juice.








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