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Tip of the Day: Cleaning cilantros, mints, basils, and other herbs EZ!

Posted in Cleaning on April 4, 2010 by Meals of Asia

Fill a large bowl with cool water and swirl your herbs around, removing obvious flawed pieces/leaves. If herb is dirty (with sand and dirt), swirl your herbs several times, each time with a clean bowl of water. Then let herb sit in water for 3-5 minutes. Sand, dirt and other debris will settle to bottom of bowl. Swirl herbs once more with a clean bowl of water before chopping or putting in food.

Got tips and tricks you’d like to share? Email me at thao2@wisc.edu. Thank you!

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Tip of the Day: Clean that sticky, oily pan EZ!

Posted in Cleaning on March 23, 2010 by Meals of Asia

Remove black sticky burnt oil on surface of a pan by adding liquid dish soap and hot water and let pan simmer on low to medium-high heat for 10-15 minutes on stovetop. Check regularly to avoid soap overflow. Decrease heat if water and soap in pan are boiling; only let simmer, not boil. Turn off stove, let stand for 5-10 minutes; pour out hot content in pan and run pan under cold water to reduce hotness. With a scrub, wash pan with soap and water. Stickiness in pan should come off easily with little pressure applied.