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!)
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.
Add a teaspoon of vinegar when poaching eggs to prevent separation.
When canning or preserving foods, wipe the jars with vinegar. That will prevent the buildup of mold producing bacteria.
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.
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.
Adding a tablespoon of vinegar to gelatin will make it firmer.
Add a 1/8 to ¼ cup of cider vinegar when soaking beans to remove the gas from the beans.
Cabbage odor can be removed when cooking cabbage by adding some vinegar to the water.
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.
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...)
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??!!)
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…
Pearls melt in white distilled vinegar.
An egg softens in white distilled vinegar because the acetic acid dissolves the eggshell.
Immersing a chicken bone in vinegar for 24 hours will make it rubbery.
An open dish of white distilled vinegar will help remove paint smells from a room.
Salad dressings, sauces, marinades, ketchup, mustard, and pickles are all made with white distilled vinegar.
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.