Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Tuesday Tips: The Lemony Fresh Edition

A new year means a resolution to return to our regular Tuesday Tips feature. This week...a few unusual uses for the humble lemon.

Sanitize that chopping block or cutting board. Rub a lemon half over. For some additional abrasive power, sprinkle the lemon with a little kosher salt first.

We all know this one, right? Use lemon juice to keep foods from turning brown. Toss apple or pear slices in a little lemon juice or dunk them in a bowl of water with some lemon juice added. Give a generous squeeze over the top of your guacamole to keep it from acquiring that unappetizing brownish hue.

Make removing soft cheese or sticky foods from a grater a lot easier by rubbing both sides with the pulp side of a cut lemon.

And a decorating tip. A big bowl of lemons make a great centerpiece or spot of color on your kitchen counter.

Do you have any other lemony tips? Post them in the comments section below...

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