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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.


Make A Quick-Fix Camera Dolly With A Towel And A Book

If you need to shoot a tracking video, you don’t need a fancy camera slider or dolly. You can do a makeshift version in 30 seconds with things in your home: a thick book and a towel.


Soothe A Burnt Tongue With Salt Water

Burning your tongue on a hot drink or hot food is zero fun. One surprising thing that could soothe your pain? A salt water rinse.


Brûlée Your Eggs For The Most Decadent Breakfast Ever

Just when I thought I had eaten an egg every possible way there was to eat an egg, Alvin Cailan (of the amazing Eggslut) swooped in and proved me oh so wrong with this video showing us how to make Egg Brûlée.


Keep Your Extension Cords From Unplugging With A Carabiner

When you’re running at least two extension cords to power something, a rough tug on the line can easily separate them. A carefully placed carabiner fixes that.


Keep Your Easy-To-Lose Earrings From Getting Separated With Buttons

You can’t wear your earrings as a pair if you keep losing one of them. With a few standard clothing buttons, however, you can keep all of your earrings together.


Turn Overripe Tomatoes Into Tomato Water Instead Of Trashing Them

Overripe tomatoes may be a little too soft for a sandwich, but according to the good folks at Bon Appetit, there’s no reason to chuck ‘em. You’ll want to rinse or cut off the mould, of course, but once that’s taken care of you’re just hours away from delicious tomato water, a light but umami-packed liquid perfect for sauces.


Level Up Your Roasted Root Vegetables With A Jam Glaze

Root vegetables, like carrots and parsnips, are versatile and especially delicious when roasted. Add an unexpected twist of flavour by glazing them with jam. Since root vegetables tend to have a mild taste, you can experiment with whatever jam you have in your fridge.


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