Monday, 16 November 2015

SHORTEN COOKING TIME FOR RICE!

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RANDOM MONEYSAVING TIP NUMBER 55
Wholegrain rice is better for us, but always takes longer to cook. if you can plan ahead, soak it in cold water overnight and you can shorten your cooking time by around 15 minutes. Saves time and money.

DON'T THROW OUT THAT CELERY!

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RANDOM MONEYSAVING TIP NUMBER 54
You can keep celery for around a month if you wrap it in foil in the fridge. But if it's already gone a bit limp, stand the whole thing in a large jar of cold water for half an hour (it sometimes helps to slice another piece of the bottom of the root) and it will recover.

RUNNY HONEY GONE SOLID? DON'T WASTE IT!

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RANDOM MONEYSAVING TIP NUMBER 53
If your runny honey has gone solid and white in the jar - don't waste it. Remove the metal lid and heat the glass jar in the microwave in 10 second bursts until the honey is runny again. Quick tip: put the jar on a small microwaveable plate first as it can be too hot to pick up after heating.

DON'T THROW THOSE EGGS OUT!

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RANDOM MONEYSAVING TIP NUMBER 52
Just because your eggs have a date on them doesn't mean you have to throw them out when that date is reached. We all know that there's too much food wasted on the planet!
To test for freshness all you have to do is gently place your egg in a bowl of cold water. A fresh egg will sink to the bottom and lie horizontally or, if slightly older, may tip up slightly one end. However, eggs that float have gone off and need to be thrown out.