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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Kitchen Tips, Tricks and more (E)

Egg shells can be easily removed from hard-boiled eggs if they are boiled in salty water and quickly rinsed in cold water.

Egg whites should always be at room temperature before whipping. Be certain there is no yolk in the whites and that the bowl and beaters are perfectly clean. Cream, on the other hand, should be well-chilled. For the largest volume, chill the bowl and beaters before whipping.

Egg white can brightened a gilt frame by applying it with a soft brush.

Eggplants Retaining Color ~~~ When cooking eggplant add a spoon of milk to a bowl of water and add the cut up pieces to that water. The eggplant will  retain their color without becoming black. 

 Easy way to remove garlic skins ~~~ Use 'Jar Openers'- round flat pieces of rubber. Put the clove of garlic in the center of the jar opener and fold it in half over the garlic. Then press down with your hand while rolling it back and forth over the garlic. OR you can give it a good whack with the side of a chef's knife and the skin will peel off easy.

Easy Peeling Kiwi ~~~ To peel kiwi, I cut them in half and slide a small spoon between the peel and the fruit.

Easy Peeled Peaches ~~~ Placing them into boiling water for 30 seconds. Remove and place them into ice water to stop the cooking. Their skins will slip off. Sprinkle with lemon juice to retain color.

Egg slicer can be used to slice mushrooms.

Egg stuck to carton ~~~ Wetting the carton should free the egg.

Electric push buttons can easily be seen in the night if they are touched up with a little luminous paint. This saves time, temper and bumps.

Empty aspirin boxes that shut tightly make excellent holders for pins, thumbtacks, small beats, buttons or snap fasteners. Use separate containers for the various items and label each box.

Embroidery floss has a number of uses. It is excellent for mending socks, sweaters and babies’ woolens. The colors are usually easy to match. Also try sewing buttons on a ready-made garment with it.

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