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General Hints to use Flour, Vinegar and Vegetables

Enriched Flour, Vinegar to Clean Windows & More

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Dr. Micheal Roisen had this to say when asked if enriched flour should be used instead of regular flour.

Stick with 100 percent whole grain flour only. Anything other than 100 percent whole grains means they took the good stuff out. And don't fall for the misconception that “enriched flour” is healthier than regular flour. The enriched means they took all the good stuff out, and put a little of it back in. Enriched flour is not much better for you than straight sugar.


This hint is courtesy of Heloise Hints.
If honey becomes congealed in the jar, there are 2 ways to get the honey liquid again. First, heat some water on the stove, not boiling & and place the bottle of honey in the pot without the lid. Remove the pot from the stove & the honey should begin getting thinner.

If the honey is in a microwave container, place it in the microwave on a warm setting for 2-3 minutes, stopping every 30 seconds to stir. The honey will change texture and flavor if it over boils or scorches.

Never store honey in the 'fridge as it will crystallize.

I have also read that honey never decays

Removing the oil from Food

A reader of Heloise Hints, mentioned how she removes grease from a large pot of soup. She waits for the contents to stop simmering, then places a few slices of bread on the top, just for a few seconds. The bread absorbs most of the grease.

I have also learned that this works well for absorbing the grease off of pizza. Dab pizza with a clean slice of bread.

Window cleaner

These hints come from Heloise as well. To clean windows, mix equal amounts of household vinegar and water. Put it into a spray bottle. Label it at once.

Instead of dusting with a can of pressurized air, try using your hairdryer set on cool & high power. Clean your keyboard, silk flowers, lampshades and more.

To remove dry bits of food that harden & cling to the microwave, boil ½ cup of water in a microwavable container in the microwave. Let it stand until cool. Then just wipe the inside with a damp paper towel.


When slicing avocado, you may find yourself cutting off portions of avocado that may have blemishes or a lot of it remains on the peel. Gather these bits of avocado and apply to your face, feet and hands. Keep it on for about 15 minutes until the avocados dry and your skin feels stiff

Rinse off the avocado and you will feel how soft and good your skin looks and feels.


Besides making a very quick salad, thinly sliced cucumbers placed over your eyes can be refreshing and soothing.

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