Salt was surely the first food seasoning. Prehistoric people got all the salt they needed from the meat that made up a sizable part of their diet. When people started turning to agriculture as a reliable food supply, they discovered that salt-most likely from the sea-gave veggies that salty flavor they craved. As the millennia passed, salt slowly made life more comfortable and certain as people learned to use it to preserve food, heal hides and heal wounds. Salt is an indispensable ingredient when you’re cooking. Food is inedible without salt. But salt has many more purposes. You’ll be surprised by these tips using salt.
It’s possible to run out of elbow grease trying to scrub burnt-on stains off enamel pans. Skip the sweat. Soak the pan overnight in salt water. The stains should lift right off.
Make short work of the cleanup after you’ve rolled out dough or kneaded breads. Sprinkle your floury benchtop with salt. You can now neatly wipe away everything with a sponge. No longer sticky lumps.
Tea and coffee leave spots on cups and in pots. You can easily scrub away these unsightly rings by sprinkling salt unto a sponge and rubbing in little circles across the ring. If the stain persists, combine white vinegar with salt in equal proportions and then rub with a sponge.
Water marks on tables will disappear by mixing 1 teaspoon of salt with a few drops of water to form a paste. Gently rub the glue unto the ring with a soft cloth or sponge and operate it over the spot till it’s gone. Restore the lustre of your wood with furniture polish.
If ants are bearing a path to your house, intercept them by sprinkling salt across the door frame or directly on their paths.
Keep fleas from infesting your pet’s home by washing down the inside walls and floor every couple of weeks with a solution of salt water.
Do you will need to prepare leafy salad in advance of a dinner party? Lightly salt the salad immediately after you prepare it and it will remain crisp for many hours. For fruit salad you will want to be certain that your freshly cut fruit looks appetising when you serve the dish. To make certain that cut pears and apples retain their color, soak them in a bowl of lightly salted water.
Apples need a facelift? Soak them in mildly salted water to make the skin smooth again.
Cheese is much to expensive to throw away because it has become mouldy. Avoid the mold by wrapping the cheese at a serviette soaked in salt water before storing it in the refrigerator.
Not only are you able to test eggs for freshness with the addition of salt in a cup of water and lightly placing the egg in the cup (fresh egg will sink) but in the event you ever dropped an uncooked egg, you know what a mess it is to wash up. Cover the spill with salt. It will draw the egg together and it is easy to wipe it up with a sponge or paper towel.
Life made easier with a little salt… do not you agree?