Salt was surely the first food seasoning. Prehistoric people got all the salt that they needed from the meat that made up a large part of their diet. When people started turning to agriculture as a more reliable food supply, they found that salt-most likely from the sea-gave vegetables that salty flavor they craved. As the millennia passed, salt gradually made life more comfortable and certain as people learned to use it in order to preserve food, cure hides and heal wounds. Salt is an indispensable ingredient when you are cooking. But salt has many more functions. You’ll be surprised at these tips using salt.
It’s possible to run out of elbow grease trying to wash burnt-on stains off enamel pans. The stains should lift right off.
Make short work of the clean-up after you’ve rolled out dough or kneaded breads. Sprinkle your floury benchtop with salt. You can now neatly wipe away everything with a sponge. No longer sticky lumps.
Tea and coffee leave spots on cups and in pots. You can easily scrub away these unattractive rings by sprinkling salt unto a sponge and rubbing little circles across the ring. If the stain persists, mix white vinegar with salt in equal proportions and then rub with a sponge.
Water marks on tables will evaporate by mixing 1 teaspoon of salt with a few drops of water to form a paste. Gently rub the paste unto the ring using a soft cloth or sponge and work it over the spot until it’s gone. Restore the lustre of your wood with furniture polish.
If ants are bearing a path to your home, intercept them by sprinkling salt throughout the door frame or directly on their paths.
Keep fleas from infesting your pet’s home by washing down the interior walls and floor every couple of weeks with a solution of salt water.
Do you will need to prepare leafy salad in advance of a dinner party? Lightly salt the salad immediately after you prepare it and it will stay crisp for several hours. For fruit salad you’ll want to make sure your freshly cut fruit looks appetising when you serve the dish. To make certain that cut pears and apples retain their color, soak them in a bowl of lightly salted water.
Apples need a facelift? Soak them in mildly salted water to make the skin smooth .
Cheese is far to expensive to throw away because it’s become mouldy. Avoid the mould by wrapping the cheese at a serviette soaked in salt water before storing it in the fridge.
Not only can you test eggs for freshness by adding salt in a cup of water and gently placing the egg in the cup (fresh egg will sink) but in the event you ever dropped an uncooked egg, then you know what a mess it would be to wash up. Cover the spill with salt. It will draw the egg together and you can easily wipe it up with a sponge or paper towel.
Life made easier with a little salt… don’t you agree?