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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Vinegar, you make me shine

Along with my love for baking soda, I absolutely love vinegar. Both of these products are a frugal way to do sooooo many things! 

Check it out: 1001 Uses for Vinegar  and doityourself


  • Vinegar has been used for 10,000 years. It just might be the world's oldest ingredient!
  • The main uses for white distilled vinegar are cooking/food preparation and cleaning/disinfecting.
World Renowned

  • The International Vinegar Museum is in Roslyn, South Dakota.
  • The International Vinegar Festival is held every June in Roslyn, South Dakota.
The Pride of the South

  • Consumers in the South buy and use more white distilled vinegar than in any other region of the country.
There she blows!
  • Adding vinegar to baking soda produces a chemical reaction that produces carbon dioxide. This combination is often used to make a do-it-yourself erupting volcano.
It’s magic…
  • Pearls melt in white distilled vinegar.
  • An egg softens in white distilled vinegar because the acetic acid dissolves the eggshell.
  • Immersing a chicken bone in vinegar for 24 hours will make it rubbery.
A Breath of Fresh Air

  • An open dish of white distilled vinegar will help remove paint smells from a room.
Secret ingredient

  • Salad dressings, sauces, marinades, ketchup, mustard, and pickles are all made with white distilled vinegar.
From the Garden
  • Vegetable vinegars are made with potato, cucumber, beet root, and tomato.
  • Herb vinegars include thyme, oregano, basil, rosemary, sage, garlic and mint.
  • The most popular herb-flavored vinegars use thyme and oregano.
A Fruity Twist

  • Fruit vinegars include apple cider, coconut, fig, black currant, pear, prune, raisin, strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, peach, pineapple, and cherry.
  • Cider vinegar is made from apples and is the most popular vinegar used for cooking in the United States.
  • Raisin vinegar is produced in Turkey and used in Middle Eastern cuisine.
  • Germany, Austria and the Netherlands make vinegar from beer.
Sweet Treat
  • Italy and France produce a rare honey vinegar.
  • Cane vinegar, made from sugar cane juice, is popular in the Philippines.
Healthy Hints
  • Soothe a sore throat with a mixture of apple cider vinegar, water and honey.
  • Soak your feet in white distilled vinegar to stop athlete’s foot.
  • Drink a teaspoon of white distilled vinegar to stop the hiccups.
  • Pantyhose last longer when rinsed with water containing 1 tablespoon of white distilled vinegar.
  • Massage white distilled vinegar into your scalp, rinse, then wash with regular shampoo and watch dandruff disappear.
The Cat’s Meow

  • Spray white distilled vinegar on furniture to stop the cat from scratching it.

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