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Old 04-07-2011, 06:19 PM   #191
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Just a tablespoon per pound.
That I can do--I have 3 lb of cheddar that I should shred and freeze before I leave on Monday.
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:01 PM   #192
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I heard what sounded like a good idea on TV. If you don't want to have to open a bottle of wine for cooking, keep a bottle of dry vermouth and use that instead of wine. The vermouth can sit around open for a long time without going off.
I discovered a small problem with this tip. I bought some French vermouth (Noilly Prat) to use in Julia Child's recipe for French onion soup.

I haven't made the soup yet, but the vermouth is gone. I had had vermoth on the rocks and it was okay. But I tried it neat. Oh dear! I have developed a definite liking for this stuff.
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:06 PM   #193
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I discovered a small problem with this tip. I bought some French vermouth (Noilly Prat) to use in Julia Child's recipe for French onion soup.

I haven't made the soup yet, but the vermouth is gone. I had had vermoth on the rocks and it was okay. But I tried it neat. Oh dear! I have developed a definite liking for this stuff.
That's the problem with any drinkable wine product.
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:16 PM   #194
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CONFECTIONERS' SUGAR FROSTING TIP
To color and flavor confectioners' sugar frosting, add a bit of
unsweetened powdered drink mix. Orange and lemon are especially
tasty. Mix in until you get the desired color and flavor. The results
are delicious!

BAKING POTATOES TIP
Potatoes soaked in salted water 20 minutes before baking will bake
more rapidly

TIPS ON BUGS
To keep ants away put either flour, coffee grounds or pepper in cement
cracks
Put a fabric softener sheet through your belt loop to keep mosquitoes
away from you
Don't have any wasp spray? Spray wasps and bees and hornets with
cooking oil spray. It immobilizes them and they eventually die
It is said that if you rub baby oil on your exposes skin like lotion -
you won't get bitten by mosquitoes
To keep weevils out of your dry food, place a bay leaf in each
container
Badia's meat tenderizer(has no flavoring or filler) is an excellent bug bite anti-venom. Wet the bite, shake on the tenderizer,let dry and wipe off. This has worked on 3 day old mosquito bites on me. Warning: When used for bee, wasp and hornet stings, the cure hurts as much as the cause. Good part is, that's all. No days of soreness, no bumps, zilch.
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:22 PM   #195
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TIPS ON BUGS
To keep ants away put either flour, coffee grounds or pepper in cement
cracks
To get rid of little black and red ants, boric acid powder mixed with canola oil to make a paste. Flavor with either honey or sugar for the black ones, bacon fat or dry mustard powder for the red ones. Yah, mustardFound the things had eaten lines to the bottom of my Coleman's container.
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:24 AM   #196
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actually i found that the fabric softener sheet better be Bounce or some equally strong and smelly variety...arm and hammer does not work on mosquitos...not strong enough

i like saving used toothbrushes for all intricate hard to reach places to clean...and they are good for getting the knap up and cleaning suede shoes
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Old 06-29-2011, 04:15 AM   #197
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If you can't get labels off empty jam jars spray the label with Doom, leave for 10 mins and wash with warm soapy water. Doom will also remove glue from clothing, spray on rub and wash as usual.
A splash of W/sauce on meat is a good cheats browning method.
A tea made from 1/2 tsp of cayenne and a splash of lemon will help reduce symptoms of colds and flu.
Put a few whole cloves in kitchen cuboards to keep weevils away.
If you've burned any food just add vinegar to the pot or pan and boil a few minutes to remove stuck burnt bits.
Leave an open container of Bicarbonate of soda in fridges to absorb bad smells.
Add a splash of lemon juice to the rinsing water when washing glasses to make them sparkle.
Eating a tsp of instant coffee relieves heartburn fast.
A spoon full of warm vinegar and butter mix relieves a cough.
Parsley tea eases period pains and stomach ache.
Add a splash of vinegar to final rinse when washing hair to make it shine.
The juice of bulbanella leaves rubbed on fever blisters will dry them faster.
Rose scented geranium leaf tea prevents bed wetting in children.
A cottonwool ball soaked in warm whiskey placed in a sore ear will relieve the pain.
Apple cider vinegar (1 tbs) in warm water relieves nausea.
Adding raw potato to over salted soup or stew will remove some of the salt (just remove the potatoes when cooked and disgard)
A tsp of marmite added to beef stew will give a rich meaty taste.
Apply apple cider vinegar to pimples to get rid of them faster.
A spray of vodka on clothes before washing will get rid of cigarette smoke smells.
Placing a cut onion in a the room of an ill person will help them recover faster as it absorbs germs.
Can't think of any others now, might think of some later
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:35 AM   #198
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I hadn't heard of Doom, but Goo Gone is available at Walmart. It sounds like the same thing. It works.
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:50 AM   #199
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Good tips, Snip, but why would you discard the potatoes?
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:23 AM   #200
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Snip reminded me of this one:
Place a slice of raw peeled potatoe on a sore that has become infected and tape it in place. Overnight it will draw out the infection. I have actually done this. I had a nasty infection and no money for a doctor. The sore was huge angry and painful. I was desperate and when my friend suggested it I was ready to try anything though I was afraid that it would make the problem worse. In the morning I was amazed that the sore was completely clean of the infected matter and it healed perfectly after that. I was amazed to say the least.
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