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How to Purify Water
1qt clear water - 2 drops bleach
1qt cloudy water - 4 drops bleach
1 gallon of clear water - 8 drops of bleach
1 gallon of cloudy water - 16 drops of bleach
5 gallons of clear water - 1/2 tsp of bleach
5 gallons of cloudy water 1 tsp of bleach

To determine if an egg is fresh without cracking it, drop egg in pan of cool salted water. If it sinks to the bottom, it's fresh. If it rises to surface, throw it away.

Vinegar brought to a boil in a new frying pan will prevent food from sticking.

Club soda cleans and polishes kitchen appliances at the same time.

Once an onion has been cut in half, rub the left over side with butter and it will keep fresh longer.

To clean and shine copper pots, rub with worcestershire sauce or catsup. This removes the tarnish.

Plant a few springs of dill near your tomato plants to keep tomato worms from getting on your plants.

When cooking cabbage, put a heel of bread on top of the cabbage before putting the lid on the pot. There will be NO odor and the bread won't effect the cabbage. Just throw bread away when cabbage is done. Works with broccoli and brussel sprouts too.

Remove tops of carrots before storing. Tops drain the moisture from them.

Ripen green bananas or green tomatoes by wrapping them in a wet dish towel and placing them in a paper sack.


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