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1 When you buy food (like nuts or berries) that comes in a ziploc bag, after using up the contents save the empty bag to dispose of food waste for a day or two, resealing it to prevent odor. This really reduces bad smells and bugs. E-mail
2 To save time in the kitchen: grind in a (mini) food-processor large quantities (separately) onions, ginger, garlic etc. Put in clean glass bottles and just cover in good (light) oil. Refrigerate. Use as needed and don't add any oil while cooking. E-mail
3 It would be useful to have a vacuum packing option at fresh food shops. Keeps food longer.
4 To keep your refrigerator smelling fresh, put a cut piece of lemon inside the fridge. This reduces the bad odors. E-mail
5 Place sticky (honey, syrup, molasses and oil) containers on plastic lids in the cupboard or fridge to avoid sticky messes. E-mail
6 To open the caps of a new jar, I put a rubberband around it for a firm grip. Putting a little extra torque than usual opens the cap easily. This is my own original tried and tested trick you can use. E-mail
7 Take several polythene plastic bags, punched with holes, when you go vegetable shopping. Put your vegetables into these bags to save time when you get back, where you can straightaway wash them (the water drains off) and store them in the refrigerator. E-mail
8 Sell frozen coffee cubes. That way, perfectly brewed, fresh coffee can keep long-term and be served quickly and easily. E-mail
9 Use of brass and copper vessels in the kitchen is good for health and keeping food fresher longer. Use of copper metal utensils for drinking water reduces bacteria and increases healthy minerals. E-mail
10 Do not store any items in the freezer in any way that requires a person to take an item out of the freezer, partly thaw it, separate it into two or more parts and then return some of the parts to the freezer. Individually freeze items.
11 To prevent natural peanut butter from separating into oil and solid, invert boxes of the bottles weekly in factory, warehouse, and store, or sell quickly like perishable items. At home, store upside down to help mix it. E-mail
12 To prevent formation of ice, rub table salt on the insides of your freezer. E-mail
13 Opening brand new jars can be a feat in itself. Instead of banging a jar with a knife until it loosens up, just put the cap into warm water (only the cap) and keep on testing it until it opens. E-mail
14 To remove lingering smells from food storage containers, wash, dry, and stuff them with old newspaper. Close the lid. In a few days, the smell of onion or garlic will be gone. Or microwave them with a little water to boil out the odor. E-mail
15 Putting 3-4 cloves in the sugar container will keep the ants at bay. E-mail
16 To keep the chilies fresh for a longer time, remove the stems before storing. E-mail
17 Ancient Indian way to slim: Every morning on empty stomach take 1 spoon each of fresh lemon extract & honey in a glass of lukewarm water. You will start losing fat within a month. To preserve fresh honey add 5-6 black peppers per kg of honey. E-mail
18 Plastic gum containers: for the 15-18 gum packs like Wrigley's, Big Red, Ice Breakers. Place pack of gum in gum containers for presentation purposes, to keep your gum fresh and to remind you to use it. E-mail
19 To get a SUPER tight lid off of a jar, heat a bowl of water in the microwave and place it on top of the jar. This will slightly expand the metal, but not the glass. The lid will come off easily.
20 If you keep a piece of blotting paper at the bottom of the container, it will keep biscuits fresh for a longer time. E-mail
21 A frying pan with an egg cooker and a toaster all together.
22 When making tomato sauce from fresh tomatoes, place strained pulp and juice in an uncovered crock pot over low heat to reduce it. Stir occasionally. E-mail
23 If you have a sucker that you can't finish, then rub it in powdered sugar and it will be sweeter and will not stick to the sides when you put it in a plastic bag. E-mail