Terri’s Tuesday Tips ~ Feb 5

Good Morning World!

It’s a bright and sunny morning here in the south-east, but very cold….brrrr.  The kitties are all in their favorite spots in the sun having a lovely nap.

Having a nice warming bowl of quinoa right now, so let’s get on with today’s tips..

dry fruit To stop raisins and dry fruit from sinking to the bottom of a cake or muffins, coat in flour before adding to the batter.

TT: Don’t usually have this problem, so haven’t tried it.  However, I do see this tip quite a bit.

∞ To clean rust from stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, mix cream of tartar with a little lemon juice and run in.  Leave for a few hours before wiping clean.

TT:  Who has rust on their appliances unless they’ve been stored in the cupboard for 20 years!  If they haven’t seen the light of day, I really don’t think you’re too concerned about the rust!

∞ Store honey in the cupboard, not the fridge.  If the honey becomes crystalized, put the jar in very hot water until the crystals disappear and the honey is fluid again.

TT:  I do this all the time.  Depending on how crystalized it is, you may have to add fresh hot water.

apple∞ Add an apple to an open bag of potatoes to delay sprouting.

TT: I’ve never done this so don’t know how well it works.  Depending on the advancement of the sprouts, we either just cut them off, plant them or put them into the compost heap.

∞ When kneading bread dough, there’s no need to add any more flour once it comes away cleanly from the work surface, even though it may stick to it.

TT:  When I knead dough, I put a bit of olive oil on the work surface as it prevents it from sticking and doesn’t add unnecessary extra flour.  The oil helps give a softer dough.

∞ When cooking cauliflower, add a little milk to the water to keep the cauliflower bright white.

TT: I’ve heard of adding lemon juice, but not milk.  I don’t do either of them.  I don’t need to wear sunglasses while I’m eating.

I’d like to hear your thoughts on the tips!  Have you tried any of them?

♥♥  Terri  ♥♥

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