April 27, 2010

Kitchen Tip Tuesday: Odds and Ends

I thought I would share with you a few odds and ends of kitchen-y tips that work for me at the Old House Kitchen.

If you over-salt your soup, drop in a peeled potato.
The potato will absorb the excess salt.

To clean crevices and corners in vases and pitchers, fill with water and drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets. The bubbles will do the scrubbing. When I was a teen and wore a retainer, that's what the orthodontist recommended I use to clean my retainer.

To remove a splinter that you know is there but just can't see. Put a piece of packing tape on the area and then pull it off to remove the splinter.

If two glasses become stuck together after stacking... Put ice inside the inner glass and dip the outer glass in warm water. The warm glass will expand and the cold glass will contract. Voila!

To help old wooden drawers (without runners) open and close better... rub a candle or bar of ivory soap on the tracks.

*picture from stowstudio.com


Julie said...

Hi Carmen!
I didn't realize who you were until I went into your profile. Thank you for visiting my blog. I joined your "Blessings" blog, I want to read more later when I have time. I'm already a "fan" on facebook of Old House Kitchen and I must say you are a very busy woman!
Thanks again for leaving me a comment.

Carmen at Old House Homestead said...

Glad to see you here! Busy is my middle name! LOL! ; )

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