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 started turning to agriculture as a reliable food supply, they found 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, 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 will be surprised at these tips using salt.
You can 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 this cleanup after you have rolled out dough or kneaded breads. Sprinkle your floury benchtop with salt. Now you can neatly wipe everything away with a sponge. No more sticky lumps.
Tea and coffee leave spots on cups and in pots. You may easily scrub away these unsightly rings by sprinkling salt unto a sponge and rubbing in little circles across the ring. If the stain persists, mix white vinegar with salt in equal proportions and then 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 with a soft cloth or sponge and operate it over the place till it’s gone.
If ants are bearing a path to your home, intercept them by sprinkling salt throughout the door frame or directly on their paths. Ants will be discouraged from crossing this barrier.
Keep fleas from infesting your pet’s house by washing down the interior walls and floor every few weeks with a solution of salt water.
Do you need to prepare leafy salad ahead of a dinner party? Lightly salt the salad immediately after you prepare it and it’ll remain crisp for several hours. For fruit salad you’ll want to be certain that your freshly cut fruit looks appetising when you serve the dish. To ensure that cut apples and pears retain their colour, soak them in a bowl of lightly salted water.
Apples require 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 mold by wrapping the cheese in a serviette soaked in salt water before storing it in the refrigerator.
Not only can you test eggs for freshness by adding salt in a cup of water and gently 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 would be 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?