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Amazing Kitchen Tips (Part II)

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Did you have a lovely weekend? Anyone tried Amazingly Kitchen Tips (Part I)? In this Part II, I kinda' find Tip 4 rather interesting..... ants won’t cross a line of chalk?

Remember to share these kitchen tips with your friends if you found them useful!

  1. Burned a pot of rice? Just place a piece of white bread on top of the rice for 5-10 minutes to draw out the burned flavour. Be careful not to scrape the burned pieces off of the bottom of the pan when serving the rice.
  2. Before you chop chili peppers, rub a little vegetable oil into your hands and your skin won’t absorb the spicy chilli oil.
  3. If you aren't sure how fresh your eggs are, place them in about four inches of water. Eggs that stay on the bottom are fresh. If only one end tips up, the egg is less fresh and should be used soon. If it floats, it’s past the fresh stage.
  4. To banish ants from the kitchen, find out where they are coming in and cover the hole with petroleum jelly. Ants won’t trek through the jelly. If they are coming under a door, draw a line on the floor with chalk. The little bugs also won’t cross a line of chalk.
  5. Before making popcorn on the stove or in an air popper, soak the kernels in water for 10 mins. Drain the water, then pop as normal. The additional moisture helps the popcorn pop up quicker and fluffier with fewer old maids.
  6. Don't store your bananas in a bunch or in a fruit bowl with other fruits. Separate your bananas and place each in a different location. Bananas release gases which cause fruits (including other bananas) to ripen quickly. Separating them will keep them fresh longer.
  7. To keep potatoes from budding in the bag, put an apple in with them.
  8. If you manage to have some leftover wine at the end of the evening, freeze it in ice cube trays for easy addition to soups and sauces in the future.
  9. 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.
  10. After boiling pasta or potatoes, cool the water and use it to water your house plants. The water contains nutrients that your plants will love.
What do you think of the above tips? Take a look at Part III and do come back for more tips coming to you soon!


  1. the no 10 tips is perfect for me as my house is full of plants.

  2. thanks for the tip, hope it is cool for me :D

  3. I have never try keeping ants at bay with petroleum jelly, shall try it out next time. Pasta and potato water for plant - great! shall test this out too. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I like the bread for rice and jelly for ants... I usually use moth balls for ants, you should add this to tips and helpfuls hints group on COOKEATSHARE. com group... I would love this added... thanks for inviting me to this nice job!

  5. Thanks for sharing all these really useful tips!! I love #2, #4 and #6 and I will be using them really soon.......

  6. Always love reading these types of great kitchen tips. I've heard of the banana one, the ants and chalk, and the potatoes or pasta water ones. The rest were very interesting. Thanks for sharing these great tips, Shirley!

  7. What is leftover wine ;)
    I have never heard a few of these, especially #!...interesting! I have heard of the ants and chalk, but have never tried it.

  8. Nava, so u've green hands too! Wonderful!

    Kian Fai, thks for visiting again!

    Doris, I usually use ant baits. Hahaha!

    Claudia, mothballs for ants?? Interesting! I use them for cockroaches. Mmmm... didn't know it works for ants too :) Thks for the heads-up! Will pop by soon :)

    Malli, glad u found them useful!

    Lequan, feel free to share any if u have :)

    Alisha, u're funny! Hahaha! Sounds like u're a good drinker :)

  9. Nice information, this is really useful for me. There is nothing to argue about. Keep posting stuff like this i really like it. Thanks and God Bless.

  10. Replies
    1. Pepper, thks! Be sure to make use of these handy tips :)


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