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When it is fresh, lettuce can provide a cool, crispy addition to any meal. You can even create your own salad by ripping off pieces from a head of lettuce. But shredded lettuce can feel like a whole different monster. We’ve all been there before: shredded lettuce sits in the fridge for a few days. Before you know it, it has started to wilt, become soggy, and turn brown. Unfortunately, storing it in the fridge…

When you leave an apple out after cutting it, it doesn’t take very long before it begins to turn brown. Brown apples aren’t really fit for consumption, and after a while, you will need to throw them out. Apples, pears, and bananas tend to turn brown once their inner flesh has been exposed to air. So the question is, why do apples turn brown and what can you do about it? Why Do Apples Turn…

Cucumber is one of the most commonly used vegetables in the world. It is used in a wide variety of different dishes, and is popular in cuisines all over the globe. Cucumber is also a staple vegetable used in most kinds of salads, and is also used as garnishing on many other kinds of dishes. However, cucumber is best used fresh, because most people love the taste of fresh cucumber, and because it has such…

It’s never usually a good idea to put food down the kitchen sink. It can clog the drain pipes and cause some definite headaches, such as getting out a plumber to fix it. But if you happen to have a garbage disposal unit installed under your kitchen sink, then you can safely dispose of food waste and know that it won’t clog anything up. What About Potato Peels? These days, garbage disposal units are a…

The garbage disposal unit is one of the most underappreciated inventions of the previous century. It is installed under the kitchen sink, and is widely used across the globe for getting rid of food particles. When there are tiny food particles left on the plate, it can be a little bit difficult to get rid of them all. It’s quite tedious getting rid of the food particles, packing them in a bag and then chucking…

The cantaloupe is one of the most popular fruits available all around the world. However, it does not get as much recognition as other fruits such as apples and oranges. And while it may have an odd-looking appearance, the cantaloupe is still one of the tastiest fruits that you are going to eat. In fact, if you have tried it before, you should consider nabbing one the next time you visit your local grocery store.…

Just about everyone has at one time or another had that moment of panic when we froze and wondered, “Did I turn the stove (or oven) off before we left?” We could be just running up to the nearby store or on our way out of town. No matter how hard you try to retrace your steps, you cannot be totally sure that you shut off your stove or oven. You don’t ever want to…

Jackfruit is one of the largest fruits that grows on trees, and it has been popular in Southeast Asia for many centuries. The trees can grow to 80 feet tall, and each fruit can grow up to 100 pounds. It is becoming more and more popular in the United States, where many people are using it as a substitute for meat. When you cook with jackfruit, it soaks flavors and has a texture similar to…

Horseradish is a condiment that many people like to add to their food. It is hot and spicy, and it adds flavor to most dishes. It can be used with meats or shellfish, and often people use it in sauces. You can also add it to salad dressings, relishes, gravies, and more. Some people use a lot of it to make food spicy, and others use a little bit just for flavor. Either way, horseradish…

It’s happened to most of us: we’re cooking some food and we get distracted, only to find that there is a lingering smell of burned food in the air minutes later. The problem is that the smoke will not only set off the fire alarms, but it can get into the carpets, curtains, furniture, and other surfaces. If there’s enough smoke, it’s a smell that can last for weeks or even months afterwards. The Problem…

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