These are useful tips for everyone,you are never too young to learn....so there they are...
What you can do,is print this out and stick it somewhere thats easily accessible within the household?
*Whenever you cook some stew,and have no stock to thicken the dish,all you do is add a bit( abt 3 tblsp
of flour mixed with water,make a paste and add it in about 15 minutes before the dish is cooked fully.Its a thickening agent.The stew comes out thick and tasty.
*If you are cooking and you added a bit more salt than you should have,all you do,is grate in some tomato or you can peel a potato and put it in the middle of the dish,it absorbs the excess salt...remove potato before serving.
*When making pasta,always place pasta in boiling water and add couple drops of oil in the pot to prevent it from sticking and becoming mashed.To know if the pasta is done,throw a string of the pasta against a
clean,dry spot,like a tile on the wall,if it sticks its done,if not,boil a bit longer.
*If you get oil on your clothing there are 2 tips that you can use:
-Rub on sunlight soap on the oil spot and dry immediately in the sun,the next day,soak and wash by hand
and dry as normal.
-Or you can put talcum/baby powder on the oil stain,on either side of the garment,leave for about an hour,rinse of powder and wash as normal.(the powder retains all the oil).
*When you get a cut and you have no plaster,throw a bit of tumeric on the cut,it stops the bleeding immediately.(its only a slight tingle for a few seconds and it stops,tumeric has healing properties so it wouldnt harm or worsen the wound)
*When your kids/adults have bad chesty coughs and the phlegm is difficult to get out of your chest.Take your left palm and place it between the breasts and the right palm to massage the back between the shoulder blades,toward the heart(the palm in front is merely for balance,the right palm must be used to massage for abt 3 mins or so...it helps loosen the phelgm in the chest.
*Hope these useful tips help you as much as it helped me,its handed down from generation to generation and i have lots more for you...in my next useful tips.