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Old 08-01-2006, 07:31 PM   #51
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Here's a couple of my favorites:

1. Chop up a big pile of onions or red/green bell peppers all at once. Freeze individual portions in ice cube trays. When the cubes are fully frozen, remove from trays & place in Zip-Loc freezer bags. Remove a cube or 2, as needed. This means that I always have onions & peppers ready when I need them & I'm not throwing onions & peppers away because they've gone bad. I also seem to use less onions than I would if I was chopping them fresh.

2. Thoroughly clean a "Sports Bottle" (Dasani/Poland Springs, etc.) after you drink the water. (Sports bottles are the ones with pull-up or twisting openings.) Fill with oil to use for cooking. I have one for olive oil & one for vegetable oil. I buy large containers of oil at BJ's & keep refilling the bottles. When I need some oil in the pan for sauteing something, it's so easy to just squirt as much as I want into the pan.
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Old 08-02-2006, 08:40 AM   #52
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Here's a couple of my favorites:

1. Chop up a big pile of onions or red/green bell peppers all at once. Freeze individual portions in ice cube trays. When the cubes are fully frozen, remove from trays & place in Zip-Loc freezer bags. Remove a cube or 2, as needed. This means that I always have onions & peppers ready when I need them & I'm not throwing onions & peppers away because they've gone bad. I also seem to use less onions than I would if I was chopping them fresh.

2. Thoroughly clean a "Sports Bottle" (Dasani/Poland Springs, etc.) after you drink the water. (Sports bottles are the ones with pull-up or twisting openings.) Fill with oil to use for cooking. I have one for olive oil & one for vegetable oil. I buy large containers of oil at BJ's & keep refilling the bottles. When I need some oil in the pan for sauteing something, it's so easy to just squirt as much as I want into the pan.
The sports bottle idea is cool.
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Old 08-02-2006, 08:50 AM   #53
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Don't think I posted this before, but if you dip cut fruit like apples and bananas in Sprite or Diet Sprite, the fruit won't turn brown as quickly.
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Old 08-10-2006, 03:17 PM   #54
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Don't think I posted this before, but if you dip cut fruit like apples and bananas in Sprite or Diet Sprite, the fruit won't turn brown as quickly.
How interesting! I didn't know about Sprite but I knew lemon juice kept apples, avocadoes and eggplant to turn brown...
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Old 09-21-2006, 01:08 PM   #55
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I use a melonballer to scoop seeds from halved cucumbers, apples, squash, etc. Works like a charm!
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