Sunday, March 17, 2013

Handling Vegetables

Nancy found this in another one of her church cookbooks collection. I thought it was interesting, and would like to share it with you. Nancy...3/16/13
all bag(s) 0f vegetables
all bx of vegetables
all bunch of vegetables
1. *********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 the open side of the onion with butter. 
******TO DISCOURAGE SPROUTING OF POTATOES,ONIONS etc. Store in a cool,dark place with plenty of air circulation.
************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.
************TO MAKE CAULIFLOWER WHITER: Add a teaspoon of lemon juice to the water. 
************TO REDUCE GAS IN BEANS: Drain the water that the beans were 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.
************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.
************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.
************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.

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