April 02, 2019
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Did you know that you can freeze lemons whole? I never thought of this before, but after getting the heads up from a reader who sent in their Lemon Madeira Cake recipe.
I tried it and have to agree with her - frozen lemons are brilliant.
Once frozen they’ll keep for a few months. It’s best to give
them a wash before freezing so they’re ready to be used right away. Grating frozen lemons is easy; I love to use the zester and sprinkle the lemon zest on top of salads, pasta or coconut ice cream.
Lemon peel has up to ten times more vitamins than lemon juice and it also helps to rid the body of toxins, so don’t let it go to waste. After grating, you can juice the lemon easily once thawed. Place in cold water for around 10 – 15 minutes to thaw your lemon or leave it out for about an hour.
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Hint 1: Prevent brown sugar from hardening
Help brown sugar stay soft and scoopable by tossing an orange peel or a slice of apple along with the sugar into an airtight container.
For a quick fix, microwave brown sugar next to a small glass of water. The moisture within the microwave will help break up the block of sweetener.
Hint 2: Don’t waste your time flipping
Now don't flip out on us, but you don’t always have to flip your food.
When roasting items such as French fries and veggies, pre-heating your cookie sheet eliminates the need to flip halfway through. This method isn't suggested for baked goods like cookies (they wouldn’t look so pretty).
'Go Green' Hint: Turn Off The Water
Always remember to turn off the water in the sink when brushing your teeth or shaving.
Teach these tricks to your kids and by following them you could save up to 4 gallons of water in a minute.