Food hacks: myth or genuine tip?


Cooking can be time-consuming when you have a busy life, so any shortcuts are welcome. There are a lot of food hacks which can make your life easier, but do they all really work?

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Summer is around the corner so we will be eating more salads and cold foods. There have been many suggestions as to how you store your green leaves and keep them fresh, and the best-proven method is to line a storage container with paper towels, layer your green leaves, cover with a further paper towel and lock down the lid. This keeps them fresh for up to ten days.


Potatoes should not be stored in the refrigerator. The cold temperature turns the starch into sugar. They should be stored in a paper bag in a cool dry place, the paper bag is more breathable than plastic, and so the potatoes will not rot. It is a myth that storing with apples will stop the potatoes from sprouting.

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Many people suggest removing a red wine stain with table salt – some say this works, others say its rubbish. It is suggested that you should use paper towels to blot away the red wine, don’t rub or scrub as this will spread the stain, then use hairspray and wash away the stain. Another suggestion is to use white wine, this will only neutralise the stain, you will then need to use baking soda to remove the stain. An alternative is to bring in experts such as Cheltenham carpet cleaning company, GNC Contract Services (


Vegetables should not be frozen raw straight from the supermarket. Peel, blanch and drain them, then immerse in iced water. When cooled, dry with towel and place in freezer bags and store in the freezer.


It is thought that alcohol will not freeze, but this is not the case, as wine will freeze. Do not, however, freeze spirits as the volume of alcohol is reduced when exposed to drastic temperatures. To use up any leftover wine, pour it into an ice cube tray to make wine ice cubes, which can then be put into your next glass of wine to keep it cold.


It is correct that lemon and vinegar are excellent for removing grime and making everything sparkling, but it’s not the cheapest cleaning method available.

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