For quick pain alleviation, put a cold, wet rag on the eye. This won't last, but what will is washing your eye out with milk. Get about a fluid ounce of milk (if you have a shot glass, fill that up). Whole milk works best, but 1% and 2% should also work. You can flush out your eyes with this milk. Rest the cup of milk on the bone at the base of you eye. Pour ...
The Finger Test to Check the Doneness of Meat, by Elise on Simply Recipes
Open the palm of your hand. Relax the hand. Take the index finger of
your other hand and push on the fleshy area between the thumb and the
base of the palm. Make sure your hand is relaxed. This is what raw
meat feels like. (Check this out the next time you have a raw ...
Remove, pepper juice no.
Deactivate pepper juice effects, yes!
A method that I've personally seen work in an extreme case is :
Mash bananas and rub onto affected areas - typically eyes and area around them.
Apparently ripe bananas work better
Q: Does it work?
A: Oh yes!
This was used on the advice of friends from India.
It worked - story below.
No, the hacksaw you pick up at your local hardware store is not food grade no matter how much you clean or scrape. If you are concerned about food safety, you don't know what materials are used in their construction or what the blade, paint, lubricants, frame, and other workings might have been treated with.
They make butcher saws with stainless steel ...
You can immerse the egg in a mug of water so that heat is transferred in more slowly; I've done it when no stove was available. It's not necessarily a time-saver, though.
BTW, whole potatoes can also explode unless pierced many times, I have found to my regret. It produces instant mashed potatoes -- all over the oven.
If you get a Chicago-style deep-dish pizza with some toppings, especially onion, the likelihood that it'll start growing mold within a couple of days without a fridge is quite high. Mold likes moisture, and onion is especially good at attracting mold (mushroom is itself the mold already).
If you get a New-York-style thin crust cheese-only pizza, and keep ...
Most acidic food liquids can be used to keep your apples (and other fruit) from turning brown.
Lemon and lime juice are well known. Vinegar is another that is often used.
If you plan to use your fruit in a mixed (vegetable and fruit) salad, you can also use some salad dressings.
You do not need pure lemon or lime juice or vinegar. Diluted with water or ...
There are two ways that I use.
I use a battery-powered analog clock (with hands) and another similar electric-powered one plugged into the same circuit as the refrigerator. Synchronize them before you leave.
Any difference in time indicates the duration of the outage since the electric clock will stop while the battery one continues. When/If the power ...
I am sure no hotels will allow this. Smoke detectors can go off when you attempt such a thing. If at all you want to attempt this, go to the hotel room balcony, get an open grill and do your business. Make sure you are extra careful with the whole procedure. No other appliance provided by the hotel can be used. And using an Iron box is totally inadvisable as ...
Stomach growling is caused by air moving around inside your bowels. It may be caused by two things:
you may be swallowing air
The first point is usually caused by carbonated drinks (beer, soda) or too much fiber or fat in your diet. Some medicines (like antibiotics) can also cause air buildup in your bowels, and thus growling.
You may also have ...
I found simply covering the eggs completely in a mug and adding a tablespoon of salt to the water prevented any explosions. Ran the microwave on full for ten minutes, took it out and sat it for two minutes. Transferred to a bowl of cold water for another two minutes and then shelled it. Perfect hard-boiled egg with no grey ring. :)
You can use a toothpick to place a small hole in the ends of the egg puncturing the membrane. This allows pressure to escape. It will also allow some egg to escape as it expands, but not too much. Place it in water as mentioned above. I haven't done this in a few years, but I think 1.5 to 2 minutes is the cook time.
This depends on the meat you are cooking.
Chicken should be completely white, no pink.
Beef only needs to cook surfaces exposed to air, so burgers should be cooked through to make sure they are safe, and steaks only need the outsides cooked. Beef turns brown when cooked.
Pork should have no pink and should not bleed when cut.
Shrimp turns orange when ...
Side note: If you are really worried because 6 out of who knows how many barbecued in 2011–2012 (and two before that), you might have a fear issue. This is not very likely to happen to you looking at it from a statistically point of you.
However regarding your question, your best bet is simply to change away from using something with bristles to clean it. ...
Well there are several things you could do:
Use a magnet beforehand to find out if the wires are magnetic (I'm almost certain they are, but just to be sure). If they are, just use a strong magnet from both sides of the metal grid (where you put your food) to get all the wires stuck to the magnet and repeat this procedure until there are no wires anymore.
I'd just go ahead and use any old industrial hack saw blade, and then if you are worried about contaminants, just cut off a thin slice adjacent to where the blade cut, once the meat is defrosted. Keep it simple.
Of course, what I generally do is cut the meat into usable size portions and then freeze it --- but that won't work if your meat is already ...
My answer is based on the assumption that you are looking for an alternative refrigerator which does not require electricity.
Use can use Pot-in-pot refrigerator.
A pot-in-pot refrigerator is an evaporative cooling refrigeration device which does not use electricity. It uses a porous outer earthenware pot, lined with wet sand, contains an inner pot (which ...
Since most food goes bad because of bacterial growth, exposing the food to UV light is often used as an alternative to thermal treatments (freezing/cooking).
Also, putting meat in an enclosed space that has salt blocks for dry-aging works. Rather than salting the ...
Many fruits (such as apples) and vegetables are treated with pesticides by spraying from the air and also from tank trucks that pass through the farmlands.
The pesticides don't work if they are easily "washed off" by simple rain so they are mixed with materials that are less water soluable. Removing or neutralizing the pesticide coating requires some ...
Plastic bottles have an expiration date - the plastic releases materials and chemicals, and after some time, even if saved well (as you try to do) - you'll need to recycle it.
You can look at a water bottle, and the expiration date on it is more or less the expiration of the plastic bottle.
(If I'll find a source - I'll update)
So, try to save it in a good ...
Set up a webcam and a simple CCTV-style recording, and leave a light on. When you get back, scan through the footage at high speed. If the CCTV rides through the outage, you'll be able to tell when and how long the lights went off. If it doesn't, you'll have at least some idea of when and how long the outage was by looking at the timestamps of the image ...
Insulation does not keep things cool or hot, it just slows heat transfer. In the end, the temperature in the cooler will stay at roughly the average car temperature. If you want to keep it cool, freeze two bottles of water (squeezing out a little bit so it doesn't expand enough to break the bottle). Each day, exchange the melted water bottle with the frozen ...
How about buy smaller apples, so it's small enough to eat everything and you don't have to save the uneaten sliced pieces at all? And only slice them right before eating.
Wrap them tightly in plastic wrap, keeping out all the air. Without any air, there shouldn't be any browning. A plastic bag might work too, if there's no air.
Soak the apples in a ...
A way to use them when they are without hope for use as food, baking beans to blind bake pastry.
blind baking with special beans, normal dry beans works as well.
Picture from the page linked to above. Full attribution on this page.
On one site I once read, the person kept the beans in a bag in the freezer between use as blind baking beans and got a ...
You could maybe try making a Japanese pillow from it, if there's sufficient. [I can't actually visualise how 'big' a kilo of dried beans would be.]
Alternatively, bean-bag dolls*, or simpler to make, throw & catch toys.
*item from Amazon just as an example
The best way to check if food is spoiled is to use your sight and smell. The first thing you will notice about spoiled food would be the off smell. If you can't smell anything strange or unusual then check for foreign colours and objects on the food.
The second way to check is by your gut feeling. If you think the food is off then it probably is !
If that area is already gunked up, get out your long rubber gloves and some oven cleaner. And a gas mask. Unhook the tank before you do any of this. If you have a complete nightmare to deal with you can remove the burners. Most grills have fairly simple connections that allow you to remove the burners. So remove the burners and anything else not connected to ...
The bottom of most gas grills is a removable tray. It's easiest to remove it, use a 3-inch wide putty knife to scrape most of the crud off, and then use oven cleaner to remove the rest.
It can still be done with some non-removable bottoms, it just takes longer to work around the burners.