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Remove Mineral Buildup From A Tap With A Vinegar-Soaked Cotton Ball

If your tap is spraying water all over the place when you turn it on, it could be caused by mineral buildup. This vinegar trick will get things running smoothly again.


Three Different Ways To Slice Shallots, Depending On What You're Cooking

Shallots are delicious in lots of things, but getting the best flavour and presentation from them demands you learn to slice them a little differently depending on what you’re making. This video, posted to Instagram by Food52, shows you three different slicing methods, and the dishes each is best for.


Brine Corn Before Grilling For Tender Ears And A Ton Of Flavour

A quick bath in a brine — just salt and water — before your corn hits the grill can vastly improve its texture and flavour, which is saying a lot, since grilled corn is already delicious.


The Easiest Way To Make Your Own Ricotta Cheese At Home

The creamy texture of ricotta cheese makes it perfect for lasagna, flavorful toast, and even dips. Here’s a super simple way to make it at home with ingredients you probably already have in the kitchen.


Turn An Old T-Shirt Into A Woven Necklace

If you have a T-shirt you can’t wear anymore, give it new life as a pretty woven necklace. All you need are common household supplies and about half an hour.


Supercharge Your Veggie Burger By Giving It The Chicken Parm Treatment

Veggie burgers make for a quick and easy meat-free meal, but they can be a little underwhelming in the flavour department. To give them some extra oomph, consider parming it up.


Season Eggs Before Cooking For A More Tender, Fluffy Scramble

Scrambled eggs can either be fluffy and fantastic or sad and rubbery. To make sure they stay on the tender side of things, Cook’s Illustrated recommends whisking in salt before the eggs even touch the pan.


Revive Leftover French Fries By Turning Them Into A Potato Waffle

Fries just aren’t as good when you reheat them, but that doesn’t mean you should trash the leftovers. Grab your waffle maker and transform them into a crispy base for all kinds of tasty toppings, like cheese, meat, or even a fried egg.


Build A DIY Weather Forecast Display With A Raspberry Pi And A LED Matrix

Weather displays are a fun project that also happen to be pretty useful. Over on Instructables, DIYer AughtNaughtZero shows how to build a display that will spell out the forecast for you each day.


Make Tasty, Chewy Muesli Bars In The Microwave

Muesli bars (“flapjacks” if you’re British) make a great, chewy, on-the-go breakfast or snack, and these fruit-packed babies can be made in mere minutes using the microwave.


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