In a previous post, I informed you, oh dear reader, of our seriousness when we buy garlic. Well our seriousness also extends to two other items…onions and ginger. We use onions in just about everything…well, we use garlic too, in just about everything!
|20kg is equal to 44lbs.|
|The banana is there for comparison|
For us, the three major food groups are onions, garlic and ginger, especially when cooking Indian food. 🙂
Did you know that some foods have uses other than giving you something to nosh on? Here’s a few helpful ideas that you can use everyday…
APPLES: Extend the shelf life of a cake by storing it with a half of an apple in its tin. It will help the cake to maintain its moisture.
BANANAS: You can use a banana as a natural moisturizing face mask. Mash a medium size banana with 2 Tbsp. plain yogurt and 2 Tbsp. honey. Gently apply over your face and neck and let it set 10-20 minutes. Rinse off with cool water. Your skin will look and feel softer.
BEER: Get a coffee or tea stain out of a rug by pouring a little beer right on top. Rub the beer lightly into the material and the stain should disappear. You may have to repeat the process a couple of times to remove the stain completely. Feel free to consume any remaining beer!
BAKING SODA: To clean food splashes from the inside of a microwave, put a solution of 2 Tbsp. baking soda in 1 cup water in a microwave-safe container and cook on High for 2-3 minutes. Remove the container and wipe down the moist interior with a paper towel or sponge.
LEMONS: You use your chopping board to onions, garlic, meat, poultry and fish…no wonder it smells! To get rid of those nasty smells and help sterilize the board, after cleaning it, rub it all over with the cut side of a lemon. Allow to sit for a few minutes and then dry it off with a clean paper towel.
MARSHMALLOWS: Place marshmallows between your toes when applying nail polish. Make sure your feet are completely dry though or they could get sticky!
OLIVE OIL: Gently heat 3 Tbsp. olive oil (don’t boil it) and then liberally apply to hair. Cover head with a plastic cap or bag and wrap it in a towel and let set for 30-45 minutes. Shampoo and rinse thoroughly.
SALT: Fresh spinach leaves are an ideal health food, but their curving surface makes it difficult to wash away all the dirt that collects in the crevices. Wash spinach leaves in salted water; the dirt is driven out along with the salt in the rinse water.
YOGURT: For a quick, temporary relief of minor sunburn, apply cold plain yogurt. It adds much needed moisture and its coldness soothes at the same time. Rinse with cool water.
Terri’s Tasty Tip…
If your fruit or veg has a brown spot or two on it, don’t throw it away. Just cut off the bad parts and eat the rest. Love food, hate waste.
Time for a cup of tea….