How to remove bitter taste in zucchini

Sometimes the zucchini has a slight bitter taste. To remove the bitterness from zucchini, peel the skin off. Slice zucchini into pieces and soak them in warm salted water for 30 minutes or leave overnight, then drain. The salt draws some bitterness out. Cooking zucchini in water also removes some bitterness.

Always taste zucchini before cooking because one bitter zucchini is enough to spoil the whole dish.

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A natural insect homemade repellent

You can make a natural insect repellent by yourself. It is safe and repeals mosquitoes, flies, ticks and fleas very well. You will need essential oil of clove, eucalyptus, rosemary, citronella, cedar, catnip, lavender, mint or tea tree oil.

To make a natural insect homemade repellent you need:

6 tablespoons of a plant oil, baby cosmetic oil or alcohol
5-10 drops of any essential oil

  • Mix 5-10 drops of essential oil with 6 tablespoons of any vegetable or baby cosmetic oil. Rub the natural insect repellent onto skin. If you use alcohol as a carrier you can spray the solution. Such natural insect repellent may be stored in a closed bottle in the fridge for two months.
  •  Add 10 drops of essential oil on a wet cloth and wipe the window frames and doors. The smell of essential oil repeals insects.
  • While you’re jogging through the park or walking, place cotton balls soaked in essential cloves, lavender, rosemary, or citronella oil a pocket or a pram.

 

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How to chill a beverage fast

The drink is supposed to be served ice-cold or you need cold and refreshing drinks to enjoy during the hot summer days. Here are some tips how to chill your favorite drink very fast.

  • To chill a beverage fast, wrap the bottle with a wet paper towel and put it in the freezer. In about 10 minutes the drink is refreshing and cold.
  • Fill a bowl with cold water and put ice cubes in it. Add 2 tablespoons of salt. Mix the ingredients and place the bottle in this ice water solution. Salt affects the cooling process. In 10 minutes you can enjoy your cold beverages.

Read more:

Fruity ice cubes for beverages

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Fixing a broken lipstick

A lipstick has been broken off at the base. No problem! Repair your broken lipstick by yourself!

Swivel the base of the lipstick and stand it upright. Take a match, a candle or a lighter and melt the area that is broken. Attach carefully the broken part to the base of the lipstick and hold it together for a few seconds. Put the lipstick in the refrigerator for an hour. After cooling you can use the lipstick as usual.

If your lipstick has melted in the car, but is still in a good form, put it in the refrigerator for half an hour.

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How to test the freshness of an egg by using cold water

To be sure if an egg is still good to consume, make a test.

How to test the freshness of an egg by using cold water. Pour some cold water in a bowl, place eggs into it and wait a few seconds.

  • If eggs sink to the bottom of the bowl, they are fresh and can be consumed.
  • Eggs sink but stand up. Such eggs should be used immediately.
  • If eggs float at the surface, they are bad.

How to store fresh eggs?

By storing eggs with the fat end pointed downward, the eggs stay fresh longer. Store eggs in the original carton container in the fridge.

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Crafts from fruit and vegetables: Tomatoes for darling

Want to surprise your family members? Use fruits and vegetables to create exciting compositions and crafts. Here are simple and easy tomatoes for darling.

You need: Cherry tomatoes, a knife and tooth picks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cut tomatoes as shown.

 

 

 

 

 

Make a heart and stick them together with a tooth pick.

 

 

 

 

 

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Portional fruits baskets for a picnic or a birthday party

Create your own ideas and send them here. We publish the best ones.

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How to keep bread fresh for a long time

In order to keep bread fresh for a long time, it is necessary to cut a loaf into slices and divide into portions.

 

 

 

 

 

Wrap sliced bread tightly in foil. Then place it in the freezer. When storing bread in the freezer, make sure that the bread is well wrapped.

 

 

 

 

You can store bread in the freezer for 3-4 months. Before use remove the foil and allow it to thaw at room temperature.

Remember that bread stored in the freezer will dry out and become stale much faster than bread stored at room temperature. Eat your thawed bread within an hour or two.

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Fruity ice cubes for beverages

Fruity ice cubes for beverages are very delicious and can be made from watermelon or lime flesh. Remove rind from fruit and slice watermelon or lime flesh into small 1-inch cubes. Cover them, and freeze at least 1 hour in the freezer. After a stay in the freezer, cubes of watermelon become “ice cubes with fruit notes” for a cocktail, ice tea, mineral water or another beverage.

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How to chill a beverage fast

How to chill a beverage fast
How to chill a beverage fast
How to chill a beverage fast
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How to get gum out of child’s hair

There is a good way to get gum out of child’s hair without cutting it. Put the part of your hair where the gum is fixed in coke and wait for a few minutes. If the hair is short, rub a generous amount of coke into the gum and hair and let it sit. Then comb gently and rinse with water.

Another method to get rid of gum is using peanut butter. Peanut butter works really well for getting rid of gum stuck in hair. Coat the gum with peanut butter in the hair and wait for 10 minutes. Comb gently and wash the rest out with soap and water.

No peanut butter or Coca-cola on hand, use nail polish remover. Apply a generous amount of nail polish remover on the gum. Let the nail polish remover sit on the hair for 10 minutes.Then use a comb to remove the gum. Rinse thoroughly.


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