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Flavour Bourbon With Apple Peels Instead Of Tossing Them

Apple peels are one of those scraps that don’t really seem to have a higher purpose, but leave it to the folks at Food 52 to find a (boozy) use for them. Just toss ‘em in a bottle of bourbon and in no time you’ll have a fancy infused liquor to gift or enjoy by yourself.

Keep Cables Organised With Drinking Straws

We’ve shown you many different ways of getting your cables tidy. Most of them are about keeping your rat’s nest of wires organised, but when you’ve got a lot of similar cables running to a location, labelling them is a big help. That’s where drinking straws come in.

Use Your Tablet Or Smartphone As A Photography Light Source

You don’t need a high-end lighting setup to take well-lit photos. Use your tablet or smartphone to do some light painting for your shots.

Add Tie-Down Points To Any Car With Simple Nylon Straps

If you’ve ever had to awkwardly tie a mattress, kayak or anything else to the top of your car, you know what it’s like to wish you had a secure place to tie the thing down. Luckily, all you need is some nylon straps, and you can give your car some secure tie-down points.

Toast Pine Nuts In Your Microwave Using The Alton Brown Method

Pine nuts are delicious, but expensive, which is why you don’t want to waste any by burning them while trying to toast them and bring out that nutty flavour. Celebrity chef Alton Brown has an easy solution: use your microwave to perfectly toast them instead.

Chop Garlic Quickly With An Egg Cutter

After you shake the peels off of garlic cloves, you can quickly chop them at once without using your knife. Grab your egg cutter for the job.

Salvage A Macro Photography Lens For Your Smartphone From An Old Camera

If you happen to have an old-fashioned camera wasting away in a junk drawer, you can take it apart and use the lens for smartphone macro photography. This video shows you how.

Banish Fridge Funk With A Cotton Ball And Vanilla Extract

As a lover of sulphurous and fermented foods, my fridge often smells less than pleasant. A dish of bicarb soda can absorb some odours, but certain foods overpower that puny sodium bicarbonate. This method, on the other hand, works like a charm and uses stuff you probably have.

Revive Drooping Flowers With A Baby Pin

Flowers can really brighten up a room. That is, until they start wilting and dropping, and then they look a little sad. Revive sad, drooping flowers with a baby pin.

Mash Avocados With A Knife For Super Chunky Guacamole

If you love super chunky guacamole, try using a knife to “chop” everything together, the way this video from Ina Garten demonstrates. You’ll get the texture you’re looking for, and it speeds up the process.

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