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Cutting fruits so that it lasts longer without refrigeration

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 ...
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How can I determine the duration of a power outage?

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 ...
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How to prevent stomach growling

Stomach growling is caused by air moving around inside your bowels. It may be caused by two things: Your diet you may be swallowing air The first point is usually caused by carbonated drinks (beer, ...
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How to hard-boil an egg in the microwave safely?

Frameshift: You want to boil an egg easily, so your first instinct is the microwave. Instead may I recommend an even easier way, the rice cooker! Put a half cup of water in the bottom of the cooker ...
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How to hard-boil an egg in the microwave safely?

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. ...
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How to keep food fresh without a refrigerator

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 ...
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How to keep food fresh without a refrigerator

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). https://www.reference.com/science/uv-...
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Removing the wax from fruit

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 ...
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How can you reuse a disposable water bottle indefinitely?

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 ...
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How can I determine the duration of a power outage?

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 ...
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How to test a lock&lock's air leakage with common home tools?

Seal one up with just air within, and submerge it very gently in a bowl or sink full of water. We use Lock & Locks, I would expect them to hold, though I'd only test very gently about an inch or ...
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Storing herbs, spices, coffee and tea in my Florida van? Temperature inside insulated bag inside insulated freezer

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, ...
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As an individual, how to send frozen food to someone else in France?

Sending food over big distances can be a dangerous game. If the food "deteriorates" during transport, it might damage the health, or even cause death. That is why companies are not happy to ...
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How to repurpose old fridge with broken compressor as ant-proof dry food storage?

From what you've posted about the frequency of use of your cupboard I don't think you'll encounter much of a problem - opening any cupboard door creates an air movement due to a temporary lower ...
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What is the quick remedy when we burn our taste-buds while consuming a hot drink?

When your tongue is really burnt, below are the first reach techniques to reduce the burn quickly: Constantly touch with your tongue the surface of bottle of cold water, just taken from a ...
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Lifehack to prevent freezer burn and ice on food (no ice in freezer itself)

Freezer burn is caused by sublimation. If it happens, it suggests that the food packaging isn't airtight. and: It is possible to slow freezer burn by filling plastic containers with water and ...
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Removing the wax from fruit

Baking soda mixed with water will remove that waxy film that producers put on apples to make them last longer in stores.
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A more reliable way to get rid of chopstick splinters other than rubbing them?

keep a small piece of wire wool handy, rub each chopstick gently and then wipe with a napkin
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Cutting fruits so that it lasts longer without refrigeration

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 ...
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How can I repurpose dried out grains and beans?

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 ...
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How can I repurpose dried out grains and beans?

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, ...
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How to hard-boil an egg in the microwave safely?

Using an Inverter Microwave, I bring a bowl of water to a boil first thenput in the egg(s) and then use 20% power to keep the water at a simmer. Timing depends on how many eggs and whether you want ...
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Removing Pepper Juice From Eyes

I just had a very ripe jalapeño squirt directly into my eye. It was a small one too. Supposedly the small ones are hotter. Anyways… I ran cold water over my eye for 2 minutes. It Just made it worse. ...
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Removing Pepper Juice From Eyes

I just had this happened to me minutes ago, jalapeno oil in my eye. I dipped a paper towel in 2% lactaid milk and held it on my eye. Instant relief.
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