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Quick Kitchen Tips

Posted by Angela @ farragio on Monday, September 7, 2015 Under: life home family

Following are some random kitchen tips I've accumulated that I have found helpful and perhaps you will, too.

Anyone who's peeled onions knows that they can burn your eyes to the point of tears.  I've seen it suggested to run the onions under cold water, or peel them underwater, or even to wear goggles.  The easiest way to avoid the onions from stinging your eyes is to not stand with your head directly over the onions when you're peeling them.  Stand away from the counter with your arms outstretched while peeling them.  The fumes tend to rise straight up and away from your face.

If you're a tea drinker but don't want the caffeine there is a natural way to make your tea decaffeinated.  Pour boiling water into your cup or teapot and allow the teabag(s) to steep for 30 seconds, remove the bags and pour out the water.  Then refill your cup or teapot with more boiling water and use the same teabag(s), allowing them to steep the full amount of time.  Most of the caffeine is released the first 30 seconds of steeping.

An easy way to keep food from splattering in the microwave is to keep a package of coffee filters handy and use one to cover food while it's microwaving.

A great way to make your house smell good without using artificial air fresheners is to fill a small pot with about 1/4" of vegetable or olive oil and stir in cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves (whatever yummy-smelling spices you have on hand) and warm the pot on a low setting on your stove for about 15 to 20 minutes (don't let it burn).  Your house will smell like you just baked a pie.

If your kitchen cabinets don't reach to the ceiling you know that the tops of them can get gunky with accumulated dust and grease.  A great way to keep from having to clean them is to line them with contact paper (the kind you line the inside of your cabinets with).  When the contact paper gets gunky, just peel and replace.  No scrubbing!

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