We love a good life hack that saves us time or money or make life easier. All of these handy hacks help us out in the kitchen.
Place plastic wrap around the stems of bananas to extend their freshness - This restricts them from emitting ethylene gas, which is what ripens them.
Keep strawberries fresh longer by soaking them in vinegar and water - The vinegar-water solution kills mold spores on the berries, then just drain, rinse, dry and refrigerate after the soak.
Extend the life of your lettuce with a paper towel - Just cover a container of leafy greens with a paper towel and plastic wrap and refrigerate. Swap out the paper towel for a new one when it gets damp because that’s the key to getting rid of excess moisture.K
eep asparagus fresh longer - Just cut an inch off the bottom of a bunch of asparagus, put them in a jar with two inches of water, cover with a plastic bag and stick in the fridge. Watch the water and replace it when it gets cloudy and your stalks should stay fresh for a week.
Scrub a greasy pan with eggshells and dish soap - The abrasive action gets the gunk off.
Brew some lovely tea with apple skins and ginger - No tea bags? No problem. Just peel and apple and put the skins along with some ginger in your tea infuser, add hot water and it’s DIY tea.
Make a bug repellent out of coffee grounds - Put some leftover coffee grounds in a small bowl, let them dry out, and stick the bowl where pests bother you. Singe some of the grounds with a lighter and the scent should keep those buggers away.