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some valuable vegetable information

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Recipe by
Nancy J. Patrykus
Spokane, WA

I found this in another one of my church cookbooks collection. I thought it was interesting, and would like to share it with you.I wonder? are there any that are new to you?? LOL..I found a couple,new ones to me! Nancy...3/16/13

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yield serving(s)
prep time 5 Min

Ingredients For some valuable vegetable information

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How To Make some valuable vegetable information

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    *********TO KEEP CARROTS CRISP WHILE STORING: Remove tops before storing.Tops drain moisture and carrots become limp and dry. ************TO KEEP ONIONS FRESH: Use the top part first, leaving the root untouched and rub theopen sid of thje onion with butter. ******TO DISCOURGE SPROUTING OF POTATOES,ONIONS etc. Store in a cool,dark place with plenty of air circulation.
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    ************IF VEGETABLES HAVE WILTED: Let them stand in very cold salted water. **********TO PREVENT ONIONS FROM BURNING YOUR EYES: Hold them under water when peeling or slicing them and cut from the stem end. ************FOR A NEW FLAVOR TO TO POTATOES: Mash potatoes and cooked carrots together. ********TO REMOVE VEGETABLE STAINS FROM YOUR HANDS: Rub hands with a slice of Lemon.
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    ************TO MAKE CAULIFLOWER WHITER: Add a teaspoon of lemon juice to the water. ************TO REDUCE GAS IN BEANS: Drain the water that the beans wre soaking in.Cook beans in fresh water for 15 minutes. Drain and begin again with fresh water. *********WHEN CELERY LOSES ITS CRISPNESS: Place it in a pan of cold water with a slice of raw potato. Let stand for a few hours. Remove the celery from the water and you will find that it has regained its original crispness.
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    ************TO BAKE POTATOES QUICKLY: oil them in salted water for 15 minutes before putting them in the oven. ************FOR FLUFFY MASHED POTATOES: Sprinkle them with dry powdered milk. ************To keep potato skins soft and tender: Grease skins before baking or wrap in foil. *********TO IMPROVE THE CRISPNESS OF FRIED POTATOES: Let raw sliced potatoes stand in cold water for at least 30 minutes, before frying.
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    ************TO ENHANCE THE FLAVOR OF ANY VEGETABLE: Add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of cooking water. **********TO REMOVE GARLIC & ONION SMELL FROM HANDS: Dampen hands and rub salt onto them, then wash hands with soap and water.
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    ************TO AVOID UNPLEASANT ODORS: While cooking onions,cabbage,broccoli or fish, add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Or a wedge of lemon with the skin on. Or drop a slice of bread on top of the vegetables.