TIPS & TRICKS

Bathroom tips

  • You can prevent soap scum from accumulating on shower doors by applying a light coat of lemon oil. The oil will also keep doors shiny and, bathroom smelling fresher.
  • Clean stained toilet bowl - Pour a capful of liquid bleach and leave for an hour after that add soap powder and brush.
  • Cleaning Metal fittings in Bathroom - Apply a thin Clorox powder paste over them and keep for an hour. After that wash off with the warm Bathroom tipsand soapy water and scrubber.
  • Keep the toilet bowl sprinkling - Mix equal parts baking soda and borax around bowl, add white vinegar, and finally clean with toilet brush. For stubborn stains, leave mixture in overnight.
  • A drain clogged with grease or hair - Mix equal parts of vinegar, salt, and baking soda. Let it stand for 15 minutes, then pour boiling water down the drain.
  • Stained tub - Soak rags (a torn Piece of cloth) in bleach & keep it over the stains for 12 hours.
  • Remove mildew from bathtub, tile, or shower curtain :- Clean the area with half-cup mixture of vinegar & borax mixed with two cups of water. Or dip half a fresh lemon in borax powder and rub it over the affected area.

Food tips

  • Rubbing the inside of the cooking vessel with vegetable oil will also prevent noodles, spaghetti, and similar starches from boiling over.
  • Give mashed potatoes a beautiful whipped cream look by adding hot milk to them before you start mashing.
  • To test if the consistency of your dahi-wada batter is correct, drop a little batter into a cup of water. If it floats it is ready to be fried.FoodTip
  • Run your ice cream scoop under hot water and it will cut through the ice cream more easily and make neat smooth scoops.
    To ripen tomatoes-put them in a brown paper bag in a dark pantry and they will ripen over night.
  • To keep cauliflower white while cooking, add a little milk to the water to cook it.
  • Tender corn: when boiling a corn, do not add salt to the water, add a little sugar, salt toughens the corn.
  •  When a recipe calls for adding oil, garlic, and onions to a pan, always add garlic last. This keeps it from burning and tasting bitter.
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Household tips

  • Drain running slow: Pour 1 cup of salt, 1-cup baking soda, than a pot of boiling water. Or add ½-cup baking soda with 1-cup vinegar. Mixture will foam, then run hot  household water.
  • Use a toothbrush to clean a grater
  • Citric fruit rinds will remove grease spots from oven tops.
  • Rub Alum powder on jari work of a saree to regain its shine back.
  • Rusty curtain rings: Dip it in hot vinegar for two hours.
  • Clean combs: by dipping them for a while in a solution of washing soda and warm water.
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Honey and Cinnamon

  It is found that mixture of Honey and Cinnamon cures many diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Honey Cinnamon

  • Arthritis 
    Take one part honey to two parts of luke warm water and add a small teaspoon of cinnamon powder, make a paste and massage it on the itching part of the body slowly. It is noticed that the pain recedes within a minute or two, or arthritis patients may take daily, morning and night, one cup of hot water with two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. If drunk regularly even chronic arthritis can be cured.
  • Hair Loss 
    Those suffering from hair loss or baldness, may apply a paste of hot olive oil, one tbsp. of honey, one tsp. of cinnamon powder before bath and keep it for approx 15 min and then wash the hair.
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Left over tips

  • Left over curds can be added to vegetables and meat curries, in place of tomatoes to make rich and delicious gravy. leftover
  • Left over rotis can be broken into small pieces and sautéed with butter and sugar. Kids love this lot.
  • While making sandwiches, do not throw away the sides of the bread. Cut them into small pieces and deep fry them, when they become crisp, add them to your soup or salad.
  • left over dal or sour curd/buttermilk is very useful for curry leaf plant.

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