Salt was surely the first food seasoning. Prehistoric people got all the salt that they had from the meat which made up a sizable part of their diet. When people began turning to agriculture as a more reliable food supply, they discovered that salt-most probably from the sea-gave vegetables that salty flavor they craved. As the millennia passed, salt slowly made life more comfortable and certain as people learned to use it in order to preserve food, cure hides and heal wounds. Salt is an indispensable ingredient when you’re cooking. But salt has many more purposes. You’ll be surprised at these tips using salt.
You can run out of elbow grease trying to wash burnt-on stains off enamel pans. Skip the sweat. The stains should lift right off.
Make short work of this clean-up after you have rolled out dough or kneaded breads. You can now neatly wipe everything away with a sponge. No more 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 little circles throughout the ring. If the stain persists, combine white vinegar with salt in equal proportions and rub with a sponge.
Water marks on tables will evaporate by mixing 1 teaspoon of salt with a few drops of water to form a paste. Gently rub the glue unto the ring using a soft cloth or sponge and operate it over the place till it’s gone.
If ants are bearing a route to your house, intercept them by sprinkling salt across the door frame or directly on their paths.
Keep fleas from infesting your pet’s house by washing down the interior 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’ll stay crisp for many hours. For fruit salad you will want to make sure that your freshly cut fruit looks appetising when you serve the dish. To ensure that cut pears and apples retain their color, soak them briefly in a bowl of lightly salted water.
Apples need a facelift? Soak them in mildly salted water to make the skin smooth .
Cheese is much to expensive to throw away as it has become mouldy. Prevent the mould by wrapping the cheese at a serviette soaked in salt water before storing it in the refrigerator.
Not only can you test eggs for freshness with the addition of salt in a cup of water and gently placing the egg in the cup (fresh egg will sink) but if 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?