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Make leafy vegetables crunchy again- Cut the stem off and separate the stalks. Add 3/4 cup granulated sugar to a vessel filled with cold water. Now place vegetables in it. Soak for 4 to 5 hours. Drain well and refrigerate.

 

Storing Onion paste- Paste of raw onions would turn bitter after a while. For longer storage life, fry onions in little oil before grinding.

 

Onion peeling without crying- Peel onions under water to avoid "crying". Another option is to refrigerate onions before cutting.

 

Keep green leafy vegetables fresh for longer time- Wrap green leafy vegetables in a newspaper before putting in the vegetable bag or tray. This will keep them fresh much longer.

 

Remove bitterness from karela- Slit it from the middle and rub a mixture of salt, wheat flour and curd over it. Keep aside for 1/2 an hour and then cook.

 

Stop potatoes from rotting- Potatoes rot quickly if stored near onions.To prevent potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.

 

Keep bananas fresh for longer time- After bananas have ripened, store in the refrigerator to help slow down ripening. The skin will turn dark brown, but this does not damage the fruit inside.

 

Keep chilies fresh for longer time- While storing green chilies, remove the stems.

 

Better way to clean vegetables- Clean Vegetables & make them germ free by adding some salt or vinegar drops while washing them.

 

Make ripe tomatoes firm again- Dip tomatoes in cold water, add some salt and leave overnight.

 

Enhance natural flavour of vegetables- To naturally enhance the flavor of vegetables, add some salt while boiling them.

 

Keep away flies- Placing two-three tablets of camphor in a hot iron vessel keeps the flies away.

 

Remove oil stain- Rub the affected area with a piece of lime dipped in salt. Wash off with soap.

 

Drip-free candles- Store the candles in the freezer overnight before lighting them. You will not only have longer candle life but they will be drip-free too.

 

Silver jewellery shines again- Apply toothpaste to the blackened silver jewellery and rub well.

 

Remove food smell from refrigerator- Place a fresh slice of bread (uncovered) in the refrigerator and it will absorb most of the unpleasant odour.