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Tips'n'Tricks 4 Soups n BrownSugar n Insects

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  1. tejudatla

    tejudatla Bronze IL'ite

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    <TABLE height=1 width=550 border=0><TD align=left width=325 height=1>[SIZE=+2]<TABLE height=1 width=550 border=0><TD align=left width=325 height=1>[SIZE=+2]Tips on Soup[/SIZE]<TABLE height=1 cellSpacing=4 cellPadding=2 width=550 border=0><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>1. <SMALL>Vegetables added to a soup taste better if you sauté them in a little butter first.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>2. <SMALL>Did you know that Lettuce loves fat: Fat can be removed from hot soup by floating a large lettuce leaf on the surface.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>3. <SMALL>Eliminate fat from soup and stew by dropping ice cubes into the pot. As you stir, the fat will cling to the cubes. Discard the cubes before they melt.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>4. <SMALL>Never over-boil soups as they lose their color .</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>5. <SMALL>You can camouflage the burnt taste from your soups & Stews by pouring the liquid gently and carefully into a clean pan and flavor it with curry powder or mustard or some chutney.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>6. <SMALL>Salty Soup - Place a raw potato in the bowl & it will absorb the extra salt.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>7. <SMALL>Thickening for the Soups - Put instant mashed potato and gravies to thicken. Stir thoroughly and Keep on adding as much desired.</SMALL>[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=+2]Brown Sugar Tips[/SIZE]
    <TABLE height=1 cellSpacing=4 cellPadding=2 width=550 border=0><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>1. <SMALL>To keep brown sugar moist, store it in an airtight container with any of the citrus fruits like whole orange, lemon, or lime.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>2. <SMALL>Hardened brown Sugar - Place a slice of bread in it to soften it back.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>3. <SMALL>Brown sugar is available in light and dark forms. Dark brown sugar has more molasses and therefore a more intense flavor than light brown sugar.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>4. <SMALL>Brown Sugar - To often it when it is as hard as a rock or if it has lumps; put it in the microwave for 15 minutes or until soft with little water. You can even put it in a jar with a piece of moist paper towel under the lid.</SMALL>
    <TABLE height=1 width=550 border=0><TD align=left width=325 height=1>[SIZE=+2]Tips on Ants[/SIZE]<TABLE height=1 cellSpacing=4 cellPadding=2 width=550 border=0><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>1. <SMALL>When you see too many lizards and cockroaches around the house, all you've to do is keep empty egg-shell halves at those places. You will never see a lizard again on that spot.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>2. <SMALL>Store all purpose flour, semolina and gram flour in the refrigerator and they will remain fresh and insect-free for long.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>3. <SMALL>Keep Cockroaches away by placing cucumber peels in drawers and in corners.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>4. <SMALL>Sprinkle Turmeric powder or crushed cloves around sweet boxes so as to avoid ants.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>5. <SMALL>Save rice from insects - Dry 50 g. of mint leaves, powder them and add to 10 kg. of rice. This will keep insects away AND will also add a delicious flavor to the cooked rice.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>6. <SMALL>Keep Ants away - Put two to three cloves in the sugar. In case of honey place a few peppercorns to the bottle of honey.</SMALL><TD width=800 bgColor=#f7f7f7 height=1>7. <SMALL>House flies - Put a sponge in a saucer and saturate with oil of lavender.</SMALL>
     
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    knbg Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Lettuce and Ice cubes to remove fat from soups.....that's interesting.....
    Thanks for sharing Teju.
     
  3. shashiv

    shashiv Gold IL'ite

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    WOW!!!!!!!!! Interesting tips... Thanks for sharing Teju...



    Shanti
     
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    vjbunny IL Hall of Fame

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    HI
    Very nice tip Thank you for this interesting tip
     
  5. poornimasathish

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    Interesting and helpful tips. Thanks for sharing.
     

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