When we cut onions, we break cells, releasing enzymes that irritate our eyes. Water helps avoid tears when cutting onions. Put some water in your mouth and let it hang out while chopping. Do not swallow the water, until you finish cutting. Also you can cut onions in the sink under running water.
Use a very sharp knife while cutting onions. A sharp knife will cause less damage to an onion, and fewer irritants will be released.
A tip from the Chef: A sip of white wine will prevent tears when chopping onions.
Fruits and vegetables will be protected from mold while storing, if you put a sponge for washing dishes into the vegetable storage container.To get rid of mold in a storage container, clean it with vinegar water solution to kill mold spores. Wipe the container with vinegar and remove the residue with a dry cloth. Then leave to dry. If possible, dry it in direct sunlight. Vinegar and direct sunlight destroy spores of mold.
To prevent mold, wipe vegetable storage container this way every two weeks.
To prevent water from bubbling over, when you cook, put a wooden spoon over the top of the pot.
Surprise your family members with delicious lacy pancakes.
In order to make such pancakes, you need a plastic ketchup bottle.
Pour basic pancake batter into a squeeze bottle, for example, a ketchup container, and draw designs directly on hot pan.
Ginger with lemon and honey helps at the first signs of an oncoming cold. It is excellent for soothing a sore throat and cough. Ginger is considered to be one of the best healing plants that relieve cold symptoms. Lemon is an excellent source of vitamin C, which strengthens the immune system and protects you from the flu and colds.
To prepare ginger with lemon and honey jar, you need:
1. 1-2 fresh ginger roots (3-4 cm).
2. 1 lemon
3. Honey 50-100 gr.
1. Clean and peel ginger roots. Then slice them into small pieces, coin size pieces or rub on a grater.
2. Wash and cut a lemon into small cubes.
3. Mix the ingredients and put them into a jar. Pour honey over it slowly and let the honey sink down. Fill the jar to the top with honey and close. Store it in the refrigerator.
Add 1-2 teaspoons to hot drinks, tea, or milk.
You can serve a finger bowl filled with warm water and a piece of lemon each time you offer a hands-on meal such as lobster, ribs, corn-on-the-cob, fried chicken, shellfish, asparagus or chicken wings. Dip your fingers into the water, rinse them lightly and then dry with your napkin.
The finger bowl is usually served before the meal or immediately after the plate has been removed.
Many pregnant women suffer from heartburn very often. Almonds help prevent heartburn.
To get rid of heartburn during pregnancy, is sometimes enough to eat 4-5 almond nuts. Chew on raw almonds thoroughly. Chewing almonds helps to neutralize stomach acid and treats heartburn. Always carry a pack of almond nuts with you.
Decorate your table with portional fruits baskets. You can use such portional fruits baskets for a picnic or a birthday party.
How to make a portional fruits basket.
You need a square sheet of origami paper or any hard paper.
Surprise your family and friends!
Crafts from fruit and vegetables: Tomatoes for darling
After you have come from the grocery, separate your radishes from the greens. Wash the radishes and rinse them thoroughly with cold water. Then wrap them in a damp cloth, put them in a jar or bowl and store in the fridge. You can keep radishes longer for 5-6 days this way without losing their crunch and flavor. Before serving radishes, soak them in ice cold water to refresh.
If radishes start to lose some of their crunch, put enough water in the jar and put the radishes in it. Place them in refrigerator and they will become fresh as new.
To get rid of mold in a bread box, clean the bread box with vinegar water solution to kill mold spores. Wipe the breadbox with vinegar and remove the residue with a dry cloth. Then leave to dry. If possible, dry the breadbox in direct sunlight. Vinegar and direct sunlight destroy spores of mold in a bread box.
To prevent mold, wipe breadbox this way every two weeks.
Natural Cleaners: Lavender antibacterial spray