Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Now Let's Eat some Vinegar + An Award

Here I am extolling all the virtues of vinegar in your food and guess what I was eating at 2:45 a.m.?? It wasn't vinegar, my friends...nope, but it was chocolate almond ice cream and if I was REALLY health conscious (mainly at that time of the morning I was more unconscious) I WOULD HAVE WASHED IT DOWN WITH VINEGAR....

More great information from the Internet...

(By the way, all of you need to STOP encouraging me to comment on these important facts I give you...now I need to join commenters anonymous!!...Yikes, now I'm commenting on my commenting!)
"In the kitchen and the preparing of foods, there are many uses as well.

Rinse your fruits and vegetables in a solution of vinegar and water before eating or preparing the food for cooking.

(This works especially well for things like bananas and coconuts.)

Make a better pie crust by adding 1 tablespoon of vinegar to recipe. The crust will be flakier.

Add a little vinegar when boiling eggs. If there are cracks in the egg, it will prevent the whites from leaking out.
(Guess I'll have to stop adding that super glue after all.)

Add a teaspoon of vinegar when poaching eggs to prevent separation.
(If, however, you suffer from separation anxiety...NOW is the time to bring out the super glue.)

When canning or preserving foods, wipe the jars with vinegar. That will prevent the buildup of mold producing bacteria.
(But regular bacteria will have lots of fun.)

To improve the taste of fish when cooking, rinse in a solution of vinegar and water. Much of the fishy taste and odor will be removed.
(So if there is any food you do not like, like frog eyeballs, snake nostrils or asparagus, just rinse with vinegar and you will love them.)

A spoon full of vinegar added to the water when cooking cauliflower will make it whiter, and when cooking green vegetables, it will make them greener.
(Please note.....This cannot be substituted for that spoon full of sugar for the medicine...they (Wanda and Eileen) didn't call me Marcy Poppins for nothing!))

Adding a tablespoon of vinegar to gelatin will make it firmer.
(There are probably LOTS of people out there who LIKE rubbery jello.)

Add a 1/8 to ¼ cup of cider vinegar when soaking beans to remove the gas from the beans.
(If it works for the beans try it on your spouse...sprinkle liberally.)

Cabbage odor can be removed when cooking cabbage by adding some vinegar to the water.
(If you notice guests who may be odoriferous, discreetly spray some vinegar on them...a little spritz on their back and underarms will go unnoticed.)

To prevent mold from the end of an uncooked ham, just rub some vinegar on it.

(As for the rest of the ham...just let it get moldy and eat only the end.)

To make a real fluffy meringue, add one teaspoon of vinegar to 3 egg whites.
(For super fluff, add 3 tsp of vinegar to one egg white.)

Adding vinegar to the water when boiling a ham will remove the salty taste and improve the flavor.

New Englanders put vinegar on their French fries. It is also used that way in the UK. "
(Or buy plain potatoes chips and soak them in vinegar for a new and unique, if somewhat drippy sensation.)


Vinegar has been used for 10,000 years. It just might be the world's oldest ingredient!

(And I was guessing ketchup and mustard.)
The main uses for white distilled vinegar are cooking/food preparation and cleaning/disinfecting.

(This doesn't leave too much else for it to do, although maybe it could be used in building demolition...see the scary egg shell one below...)

World Renowned

The International Vinegar Museum is in Roslyn, South Dakota.

(NO fly worries in Roslyn.)
The International Vinegar Festival is held every June in Roslyn, South Dakota. The Pride of the South.

(I'm still stunned by calling it the pride of the south...what do they call the REAL south?)
Consumers in the South buy and use more white distilled vinegar than in any other region of the country.

(Guess this MUST refer to SOUTH Dakota??!!)

There she blows!
Adding vinegar to baking soda produces a chemical reaction that produces carbon dioxide. This combination is often used to make a do-it-yourself erupting volcano.It’s magic…
(This is not a good thing to share with ANY of the male population!)
Pearls melt in white distilled vinegar.
(Grandma was ever so delighted with little Johnny when he put the heirloom pearls in this solution as an experiment.)
An egg softens in white distilled vinegar because the acetic acid dissolves the eggshell.
(To tell you the truth, this one just kind of scares me.)
Immersing a chicken bone in vinegar for 24 hours will make it rubbery.
(Johnny is at it again!)
A Breath of Fresh Air
An open dish of white distilled vinegar will help remove paint smells from a room.
(And now you will have...TA DAH...a room full of vinegar smells...bet even Martha Stewart has overlooked this party favorite.)
Secret ingredient

Salad dressings, sauces, marinades, ketchup, mustard, and pickles are all made with white distilled vinegar.
(If you don't tell and I don't tell this can be KEPT a secret because obviously this could be dangerous in the wrong hands or it wouldn't be a secret.)

From the Garden
Vegetable vinegars are made with potato, cucumber, beet root, and tomato.
Herb vinegars include thyme, oregano, basil, rosemary, sage, garlic and mint.
The most popular herb-flavored vinegars use thyme and oregano."

Now, here is a lovely award I received from Tammy @A Stitch In Thyme and from Jackie@Teacher's Pet. Thank you both for your kind consideration of me, just more blessings in my life. My future plans for any and all awards will be to acknowledge and accept them with gratitude, offer them to anyone reading about them. If there are some cute questions I'll probably answer them, but I can't choose only so many people, so I will choose EVERYONE each time and leave it at that. Please don't feel bad if you don't see the award on my blog site, but this is just a humble little blog and I'd rather have Jesus all over it. All these awards are saved though in a special folder on my computer and I can go back to them and think what kind people there are who give such nice awards.

A chuckle or two just for you.....

Kid's Food Jokes
What did the mother ghost tell the baby ghost when he ate too fast? Stop goblin your food.

What do you get when you put three ducks in a box? A box of quackers.

Why couldn't the sesame seed leave the gambling casino? Because he was on a roll.

Why did the student eat his homework? The teacher (Jackie) told him it was a piece of cake.

What did the hungry computer eat? Chips, one byte at a time.

Why do fish avoid the computer? So they don't get caught in the Internet.

What did the cannibal order for take-out? Pizza with everyone on it.


While I was making a huge batch of snickerdoodle cookies, I asked my ten-year-old to read the recipe and ingredients off the box to me, doubling them as he went along. He did as he was told. His first instruction: "Preheat the oven to 700 degrees."

~~~Heavenly Father thank You for the blessings of the the many flavors we can add to our food and our lives to make the world a better place.


  1. Cute post, Poppins! Loved it as usual!

    Do you know I actually like the smell of vinegar? It reminds me of Easter!

    Great job on the awards. I think I'll be doing much the same! I think some bloggers want to rack up a lot of awards on their sidebars, and I think some want hundreds of followers. Me, I just feel so Blessed to have made some wonderful friends. That's Award enough for me!
    And I have the prize of Marcy Poppins in my life! Yipee!

    Love and Oogly Hugs, (was that right?)

  2. Great post Marcy, good idea about the awards, you deserve each and every one with your sense of humor and loyalty to faith, family and friends. I am so proud to call you friend Marcy, you are one of my many blessings. Have a great day....:-) Hugs

  3. I had been following the award discussion and agree with your suggestion. I told Bernie it has become a competition and not fun. So we just except each decision. I agree about having Jesus on your blog. I need to do that.

  4. Hi Miss Poppins...
    Herhusband loves malt vinegar on his fries!
    The snickerdoodle recipe joke was cute and I might try vinegar in the pie crust for a flakier crust!

  5. I like malt vinegar on my fries. Yum.
    Hey, they have to be steak fries, though.

    Enjoyed the last one the most - double the temp of the oven. Hilarious.

  6. UMMM YES, malt vinegar on fries is delicious! I did know all of the tricks, or have read about them...you forgot to mention, window cleaning with deluted vinegar! never leaves a streak! HUHONEY says to drink a 1/2 cup of vinegar a day and you will be healthy as a horse! Good for a lot of things! Just don't think I could stomach that much vinegar a day! IT DOES make your pie crusts BETTER, that is a FACT....miles of smiles...

  7. I've begun reading your comments below your tips (before I read the tips)...they are much fun!!!
    Love and smiles to you, Marcy.

  8. As usual I am thoroughly entertained when I visit. If not with laughter, with thought and always go away with a prayer. Love it. Tammy

  9. Marcy, I think your jokes are "the bees knees", a GB phrase meaning "jolly good", or "spiffing", or "very funny"

    Marcy - sorry I said Marci on my blog and no need to worry about any mistranslations concerning "Cute Hoot". What a great phrase I must use it here in little old England (I'll put in in my pocket" as you say - it will cause a riot when I go into the ambulance station and say, "Howdi, pards, it's Eddie your cute hoot!" (LOL to the power of n, where n = infinity.

    There is no way on Earth I can make "Cute Hoot" = "Frog with Warts" it just does not compute even if I had some decent grey matter and not a straw brain!!

    Do you have intelligent conversations with you hubby like this or does he (like my wife thinks of me), think you are stark raving bonkers? GB phrase for "mad"

    I think you might like to read my post entitled, "Mr Darcy found alive and well", http://eddybluelights.blogspot.com/2009/05/mr-darcy-found-alive-and-well.html

    I think you should be amused although be warned I murder Jane Austen's book "Pride and Prejudice" and Mr Darcy shows me a long forgotten manuscript, "Mr Wickham Strikes Back" and "Son of Mr Wickham"

    Bye for now ~ Eddie

  10. That is sooo cute...Marcy Poppins..I like that :) This was very interesting..but I liked the chocolate posts more :) Mark's Grandma always gargled apple-vinegar cider for a sore throat. I haven't tried that myself but anythings worth a try..
    Love, Jerelene

  11. Eddie, I constantly have conversations like this with Michael...fortunately? he is crazy too...maybe not as wacky as me, but not too far behind!

    Thank you for teaching me more good British words, so now I will use bees knees on Michael, mixed with nattering and wittering, although Angie told me only women can witter so that might hurt his feelings. Have you ever wittered? You can tell me...I promise not to tell a soul!

    I really enjoyed Pride and Prejudice so it will be interesting to "go behind the scenes" and see what new version you have of it.

    We use stark raving mad or bonkers here too!!

    Have a good evening, Eddie!

  12. Hi Marcy, I enjoyed your vinegar post very much. Many suggestions I had not heard before so thank you very much. Have a great day and think "rain!"

  13. "The Jane Austen Book Club" was an excellent movie! I must try the soaking fish in viniger tip to remove the fishy taste. I heard somewhere that you can soak it in milk but have never tried this. Have you Marcy? I have some fish in the freezer that is a little too fishy tasting for me.


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