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.
Shower caps are perfect to cover the bowl of delicious salad you made for the party. Due to elastic band you can cover with a shower cap salad or fruit bowls, plates or pots up to 20 cm in diameter.
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.
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.
Portional fruits baskets for a picnic or a birthday party
Create your own ideas and send them here. We publish the best ones.
To avoid mess in the kitchen while tenderizing meat manually by using a meat mallet, cover meat with a plastic wrap, so that meat juice doesn’t splash. Then pound both sides of the meat evenly with the mallet. The plastic bag will allow you to pound the meat without making a mess in the kitchen.
Crystallization of honey is a natural process, where liquid honey becomes solid. It proves the quality of the product. This process does not affect the taste and quality of nutrients. If honey in the jar happens to crystallize, place the jar for about half an hour in warm water. It will make the honey liquify again. It is not recommended to heat the honey over 37 Degrees C (98.6 F) or warm up honey in the microwave. Heating causes loss of components and it forms harmful substances. Overheated honey gets the taste of caramel. If you drink tea with honey, avoid adding it in hot boiling water.
Store honey in a glass container or jar with a tight cap in cool dark place. Keep honey away from direct sunlight as it could affect its properties.
Not all healthy food is tooth-friendly. Eat tooth-friendly food. Fiber-rich foods, such as vegetables and whole grain bread, clean teeth. Solid foods such as carrots strengthen jaw muscles and massage your gums. Dairy products provide calcium, which strengthens the enamel and green tea provides fluoride, which hardens the enamel. Tooth-friendly drinks are water, milk, and green tea.
Sugar-free dental gum has a certain cleansing effect. Gum chewing stimulates saliva production and and reduce harmful plaque acids. Dental chewing gums neutralize plaque acids in mouth and help to promote re-mineralization of tooth enamel. Xylitol chewing gums reduce the risk of tooth decay up to 40%.
Green tea prevents caries
How to get rid of bad odors in the refrigerator?
- First, you should turn off the a refrigerator and wash it with water and baking soda and dry it with a cloth. Use a microfiber cloth, it picks up and holds the dirt, and absorb liquid.
- To get rid of bad smell in the refrigerator put a piece of bread in it. The bread absorbs the smell. Change it every week.
- Cat litter absorbs odors. Sprinkle cat litter in a bowl and place it into the refrigerator.
- Ground coffee will fill your fridge with pleasant odor and will absorb the bad smell. For this purpose use coffee pods, also called coffee pads, the packages of ground coffee, similar to a teabag. Put a coffee pod into a refrigerator and change the pod weekly.
Do not defrost meat in the microwave. Defrost function of the microwave damage vitamins and minerals. After quick defrosting meat is less juicy.
Meat can be thawed in the refrigerator within 12 hours, so that it keeps its quality, taste and it is more hygienic. Thawing in the refrigerator stops growing harmful bacteria.
Nutrition professionals recommend eating fresh fruits and vegetables especially in winter months. Garden cress is an important source of vitamins C, B1, B6, E and A as well as minerals iron, folic acid and calcium. Garden cress improves your digestion, sleeps disorder, stimulates appetite, helps to increase the hemoglobin level, and boosts your immune system.
Garden cress is a fast-growing plant and can be grown all the year around on a windowsill. Garden cress can be added to soups, sandwiches and salads.
How to grow Garden cress on the windowsill?
You will need:
- Garden cress seeds
- Moist paper towel or facial tissue
Sprinkle daily. Garden cress prefers moisture. In 6-8 days, the plant can be carefully cut with scissors. It makes an excellent addition to salads and sandwiches.
Tip: Children like gardening. Garden cress germinates very quickly. It can be a great growing project for young children.