• Tips - Skinless Chicken
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    Tips – Skinless Chicken. Save yourself money

    Tips – how to save money with Skinless Chicken If your preference or health choices require you to use skinless chicken then next time you are at the store compare the price of chicken with the skin on and with the skin removed. I think you will be surprised. I save anywhere from 50-75 cents per kilo if I remove the skin myself which takes some 5 seconds per breast for example. The small effort is well worth it.

  • Tips - streak free Mirrors and Glass
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    Tips – Streak free Mirrors & Glass, actually not hard

    Tips – our recommendation for streak free Mirrors and Glass For perfect streak-free mirrors and glass, clean as you normally would but then finish with a fine mist of water and polish with a chamois drying cloth (readily available in automotive shops for drying cars) and you’ll be amazed at the results. This method is also useful on any shiny or clear surface (I polish my stone benchtop with it and it reflects like a mirror).

  • Tips - Storage Space
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    Tips – Maximize Storage Space in the kitchen & pantry

    Tips – ways you can maximize storage space To maximize storage space and keep small items such as seasoning/instant soup packets organized use containers on your pantry shelves. The rotating turn tables shown in the picture are great for misc jars and packages that don’t stack well. Remove grains from original packaging and place in tightly sealing jars (old coffee jars are great) to keep them fresh and remember to cut the original package labels and cooking instructions and place in the jars to both help remind of the contents and preparation methods. And an  office labeler goes a long way to identify contents that appear similar.

  • Tips - Storing Stock in containers
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    Tips – Storing Stock so you’ll always have some handy

    Tips – Storing Stock After refrigerating until cool store stock in assorted container sizes and place in the freezer where they will be good for 6 months. Remember to leave a little head space because liquids expand when they freeze.  This also works for soups, stews, etc. Make sure to label the containers with the current date. In most cases they will be good for 6 months.  

  • Tips - Storing Celery
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    Tips – Best way to store Celery to make it last

    Tips – Best way to store Celery Store celery in aluminum foil and in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh much longer – plastic traps gases that encourages the celery to decompose. Don’t trim off the leaves – they add a nice flavor to stocks and soups

  • Tips - Absorbency of Towels
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    Tips – How to improve absorbency of towels

    Tips for improving absorbency of towels Wash towels, cleaning cloths, etc. without fabric softener to improve their absorbency. Fabric softener adds a coating which prevents moisture from being soaked up. Don’t worry – after a couple of uses their natural softness will appear and they will be nice and fluffy. This is also important for cloth mop heads or any cloth that is of a micro fiber design as the softener will clog the fibers and reduce their effectiveness.

  • Tips - Storing Tomatoes
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    Tips – Best way to store tomatoes is on the counter

    Tips for storing tomatoes Don’t store tomatoes in the refrigerator – it will dry them out. Store them on a counter, somewhere out of direct sunlight. This will help preserve their moisture. If they are ripe keep them stem side up, in a single layer, and not touching each other to allow air to circulate. To ripen green  tomatoes faster keep them in a paper bag. This traps gasses that encourage ripening.

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