As promised, here are more of the weird solutions I was telling you about a few days ago.
- *Remove teacup stains by rubbing the inside with a cut lemon. For extra scrubbing power, sip the lemon in kosher salt. Then, wash in hot soapy water.
- *Ripen green tomatoes by storing them in a paper bag with an already ripe apple for a couple of days. Don’t put more than five or six tomatoes in the bag.
- *If you don’t own a glass-top cake stand, keep a cake fresh by covering it with the clean outside bowl of a large salad spinner.
- *The best storage container for a raw onion after it’s cut is an airtight screw top glass jar. Plastic containers can absorb the odor. A cut onion can be refrigerated this way for up to a week.
- *Check to see if a cake is done by sticking an uncooked strand of spaghetti into its center. If there’s moist batter on it when you pull it out, the cake needs to bake longer. If it’s dry, it means the cake is done.
- *Speed up poky ketchup by inserting a plastic drinking straw into the bottle.