Monday, June 07, 2010

Miscellaneous Mondays

Misc #1
I got this recipe for weedkiller  off of Simplify Me with Tips and Hints (Yahoo Group)

(Those cracks in the driveway and walkways at my house can stay weed free this year; I hate spray poison. 

 Mix together:
1 cup of vinegar
1 tablespoon of regular liquid dish soap
1 cup or water

This mixture can be made stronger by using less water. It is the vinegar that will kill the weeds. Remember that it will also kill your grass, flowers or any other plant that gets sprayed. The reason for the soap is to
thicken up the mixture so it will stay on longer. Works best if applied during midday.

Misc #2: 
Vidalia onions (Vidalia, GA)  seem to have competition: the Palmetto Sweet Onion and the Edisto River Sweet Onion (South Carolina).  They are smaller and whiter and have a more delicate skin.  The crop is small this year...70 acres and they are only available in SC grocery stores.  Vidalia onions used to be scarce and now, supposedly they are available all year round here in the south (some of them aren't so sweet, though.....)

Misc #3
From Desperation Dinners comes this tip: 
Filling manicotti....cooked manicotti can be easily filled using this trick:
Put the filling in a gallon-size, zip-top plastic bag, snip off one of the corners and squeeze the filling into the noodle; fill one side, then turn it around and fill the other.
(I have always be scared of manicotti but love to eat it, so this is going to happen in my kitchen)

Misc #4
It is Iced Tea Season....and a pinch of baking soda added to steeping tea will take out tannins.  Herb tea also makes a nice iced drink; just remember to make it stronger than you do for hot tea.

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