Make a paste using 6 tablespoons of Morton® Salt and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Apply paste to rusted area with a dry cloth and rub. Rinse thoroughly and dry.
Dispose of Disposal Odor
To help remove odors from garbage disposals, pour 1/2 cup of Salt directly into the garbage disposal. By running the disposal following manufacturer’s directions, you’ll send those odors down the drain.
Eliminate Fish Odors
Removing fish odor from your hands is simple with Salt. Just rub your hands with a lemon wedge dipped in salt, then rinse with water.
Cut Cutting Board Odors
To help cut odors off of your wooden cutting board, simply pour a generous amount of Salt directly on the board. Rub lightly with a damp cloth. Wash in warm, sudsy water.
Soothe Sore Throats
To alleviate the discomfort of a mild sore throat, gargle several times daily with a mixture of 1/4 teaspoon Salt and 1/2 cup warm water*. It’s like taking a liquid lozenge.
Soak Your Feet
To prepare a salt water bath, pour 6 quarts (1-1/2 gallons) warm water in a large basin. Mix in 1/4 cup Salt and 1/4 cup baking soda. Soak feet for up to 15 minutes.
Salt added to water makes the water boil at a higher temperature, thus reducing cooking time (it does not make the water boil faster).
Eggs boiled in salted water peel more easily.
Testing egg freshness
Place the egg in a cup of water to which two teaspoonfuls of salt has been added. A fresh egg sinks; a doubter will float.
Cleaning greasy pans
The greasiest iron pan will wash easily if you use a little salt in it and wipe with paper.
Cleaning stained cups
Rubbing with salt will remove stubborn tea or coffee stains from cups.
To remove pinfeathers easily from a chicken, rub the chicken skin with salt first.
To prevent mold on cheese, wrap it in a cloth dampened with saltwater before refrigerating.
Relieving bee stings
If stung, immediately wet the spot and cover with salt to relieve the pain.
Occasionally throw a handful of salt on the flames in your fireplace; it will help loosen soot from the chimney and salt makes a bright yellow flame.
Keeping cut flowers fresh
A dash of salt added to the water in a flower vase will keep cut flowers fresh longer.
Keeping patios weed-free
If weeds or unwanted grass come up between patio bricks or blocks, carefully spread salt between the bricks and blocks, then sprinkle with water or wait for rain to wet it down.
Killing poison ivy
Mix three pounds of salt with a gallon of soapy water and apply to leaves and stems with a sprayer.
Sprinkling a little salt in canvas shoes occasionally will take up the moisture and help remove odors.
Save the bottom of your oven
If a pie or casserole bubbles over in the oven, put a handful of salt on top of the spill. It won’t smoke and smell, and it will bake into a crust that makes the baked-on mess much easier to clean when it has cooled.
Clean a gunky iron bottom
Sprinkle a little salt on a piece of paper and run the hot iron over it to remove rough, sticky spots.
Sprinkle salt at doorways, window sills and anywhere else ants sneak into your house. Ants don’t like to walk on salt.
Tame a wild barbeque
Toss a bit of salt on flames from food dripping in barbecue grills to reduce the flames and calm the smoke without cooling the coals (like water does).
Use one part fine salt to two parts baking soda–dip your toothbrush in the mix and brush as usual.
Soak fish in salt water before descaling; the scales will come off easier.
Rub salt on your pancake griddle and your flapjacks won’t stick.
Boil clothespins in salt water before using them and they will last longer.
Melt snow and ice
Sprinkle salt on snow or ice to melt away.
Clean cast iron skillets
Sprinkle salt in skillet and scrub.
Remove onion smell from hands
Just wet hands with water, sprinkle salt on your wet hands, rub hands together as if washing them, and rinse…smell is gone.
Snails in garden
Sprinkle salt to kill snails.
The following five methods of home food preservation will enable you to not only be frugal (obtaining bulk foods on sale, etc.) but will help you build a food storage inventory (along with your dry and other goods).
When it is time to preserve your garden bounty, or when taking advantage of food sales, or a time of year when purchasing certain foods are fresh and plentiful, an excellent method of food preservation is ‘canning’.
Before you fire up your stove and clean the dust off your canning jars, take a look at these 12 lifesaving canning rules, and then get to it!
If done properly, ‘canning’ is entirely safe; however certain precautions should be taken… For example, canning low acid food can be deadly if done incorrectly, so pay attention to, and follow canning instructions. You must follow the rules closely, and not experiment.
Canning instructions are designed to provide a wide margin of safety, such that food poisoning will not happen. When you follow the directions, you can be confident of safe canning.
Learn and follow these canning rules absolutely!
1. Don’t use jars larger than a quart. Home canning technology cannot guarantee that larger quantities will be sufficiently heated through for enough time. Rather, the food on the outside will overcook, while that on the inside won’t get hot enough. Botulism spores can boil awhile and still be fine…READ MORE
Today I wanted to share tips for how to stockpile food for emergencies that anyone can use. I will focus on preppers who are just starting out, but I think some ideas in the topics below could be useful to anyone looking to ensure their family has food and does not go hungry.
I believe there are 5 main components to survival that everyone needs to consider. They are simply Water, Food, Shelter, Security and Hygiene. I will cover each in this Back to Basics series. Last week we talked about the need for water and how you can easily store water for emergencies that render your traditional methods of obtaining water impossible. Water is more important to life than food or at least you can live longer without food than you can water, but they are both important…READ MORE
A cough is enough to drive anyone temporarily insane. It can interrupt sleep and be very inconvenient in school or work situations. It can also irritate others around you, so much so that you just want to pull the covers up over your head and stay in bed, but forget about enjoying a nice snooze because that’s just not happening either.
At this point, you’ll do just about anything for relief, but if you’re thinking about heading to the drug store or market, you might want to think again. Keep in mind that not only did an FDA safety advisory panel vote to ban over-the-counter cough medicines for children under age 6, noting that there is no proof those medications were effective, and in some rare cases could cause serious harm, experts have found that they don’t usually work for adults either. In 2006, the American College of Chest Physicians announced that those popular cough medications do little to nothing to actually quiet a cough…READ MORE
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