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The Eating Well website offers many useful kitchen tips and techniques, here

To remove stale smoke smell, place a dish of vinegar in the room overnight.

A quick way to chop walnuts or other nuts is to place them in a paper bag and roll with a rolling pin.

Instead of cutting a lemon for only a few drops of juice, just pierce it with a fork and squeeze out the desired amount.

If the yolk of an egg breaks when separating it from the white and mixes with the latter, you can remove it with a cloth dipped in cold water; the yolk will stick to the cloth.

Before measuring syrup, molasses, etc: grease the measuring cup and the ingredients will not stick to it.

If a pan is rinsed in cold water before heating milk in it, the milk will be less likely to stick to it.

Bake apples, green peppers or stuffed tomatoes in large muffin tins to keep them from losing their shape.

Grease the lip of the cream or milk pitcher with butter to prevent the drip.

When frying with butter, put several drops of cooking oil in the pan first to prevent the butter from burning.

Fried potatoes will be deliciously golden brown if sprinkled lightly with flour before frying.

Rolls and muffins which have hardened may be freshened by sprinkling with water, placing in a brown paper bag and warming in a hot oven for a few minutes.

Chicken soup can reduce inflammation by slowing down the white blood cell activity responsible for causing it. It will not cure illness but will reduce and alleviate some symptoms.

A study in the UK, 2013, found that if people aged over 50 ate one apple per day, it would prevent or delay 8500 heart attacks and strokes every year.

Chocolate contains nutrients and antioxidants (e.g. anandamide,) which can have a calming effect to help relieve premenstrual cramps. Chocolate cravings due to mood-boosting chemicals in chocolate, happen for physiological reasons, especially before a period; a deficientcy in magnesium for example. But watch your sugar levels though; dark chocolate has less sugar and fat

Hair of the dog – It was the 16th century English dramatist John Heywood who first suggested that the best way to recover from a hangover was to have the ‘hair of the dog’. Studies disproved the theory years ago. However, recent research has shown that consuming small doses of alcohol can actually relieve alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Better still, to avoid a hangover drink a big glass of water before going to bed.

Hot peppers can help to heal ulcers by stimulating bloodflow due to the chemical they contain called capsaicin.





Vinegar was discovered about 10,000 years ago, seemingly by accident by forgetting to cask their wine until it had naturally fermented past the alcohol stage. The word ‘vinegar’ comes from the French, who named it ‘vin aigre’, which translates to sour wine. It can be produced from ingredients such as grapes, fruits, berries, beer, potatoes, and grains.

There are literally hundreds of really useful things that vinegar can be is ideally used for. Mainly it is a superb cleaning agent.


Pour vinegar into the toilet bowl and flush after 15 minutes.

Mix equal parts vinagar and tepid water, dampen a cloth with it and squeeze water out. Use the cloth to clean items like your computer keyboard and mouse. Also clean windows and slats of blinds, piano keys, etc. This is also great to clean the fridge

For a stronger cleaning solution than the 50/50 method, use a cloth dipped in neat vinegar to wipe your scissors when they become grimy and sticky and dry off with a dish towel.

Rub light carpet stains with a mixture of 2 tablespoons salt dissolved in 1/2 cup white vinegar. Let the solution dry, then vacuum.

To unblock drains mix 1 cup vinegar with 1/2 cup baking soda and pour into drain. Wait 5 minutes then flush with hot water. Wait 5 minutes then flush with cold water. This method also deals with odours.

To clean your microwave use 1/4 cup vinegar with 1 cup water and place inside microwave. Heat on full power for 5 minutes. Hey presto. Use the cooled liquid to brush away stubborn stains.

To keep your car windscreen frost free, 3 parts vinegar with 1 part water and wash the outside window or spray it. The coating may last up to several weeks


In 1907 One of the ad campaigns for Kellogg’s Corn Flakes (then the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company) offered a free box of cereal to every woman who would wink at her grocer.





Can you believe it. Yes I actually found this recipe card on the internet for how to make bread and butter. It has to rate as the most pointless and stupid recipe card out there, even stupid people probably wouldn’t ba able to read it.