Thursday, February 26, 2009


The tips given below are found in our local publication calles 'Vanitha' and have been helpful in our family for atleast three generations. 
Some are what we know already , some we may have forgotten and still others unheard I thought I'd share these tips with you. Do let me know what you think ...

  • To stop discoloration of brinjals/aubergines when cut, soak the pieces in water mixed with 1 tsp milk.

  • To squeeze out that extra bit of lime/ lemon juice, immerse the lemon or lime in lukewarm water for 20 minutes.

  • Before adding cashwew nuts to cakes or biscuits, soak them in a bit of milk. this will stop them from sinking to the bottom of the cake mix.

  • Stains in tea/coffee mugs will disappear if dampened and scrubbed with table salt.

  • Cut off the top of carrots and store them in a ziplock bag, in th evegetable tray to extend shelf life.


  1. hai dear..nice too hv posted mine in my check it out.....

  2. Thank you for sharing the tips; very practicable and easy to do!

  3. Thank you for the tips...I'm going to try the salt in the tea cup one soon, I have stains in my cup!!

    Also, I've left you something over at my blog...enjoy!

  4. Oh my goosh!! Thank you Swapna!! I did the salt in the cup thing....and now my tea cup is sparkling!!! I even did a few others that I thought were hopelessly stained.

    What a great tip!! Thank you!!