Bright Tips

Hints and tips

Bright Tips - 1984 Hot Feet - Feet hot and tired? Dissolve a teaspoonful alum in a cupful of hot water. Wash and dry feet then sponge with alum water and allow to dry in, this gives great relief. - Mrs Murray. Save Fuel - Put butter beans in a vacuum flask of boiling water and leave overnight. Next day they are almost cooked and just need heating up. - Mrs Parker. Dried Celery - So your family don't like eating the leafy tops of celery sticks? Keep them until you have used the oven and as the temperature cools, dry out the leaves on a baking sheet. Keep them in a screw-jar and use them to flavour soups and stews. - Mrs Trimble. Fresh Flask - When a vacuum flask becomes stained inside, add a teaspoonful bicarbonate of soda and fill up with boiling water. Leave overnight, then rinse well for a bright finish. Mrs H. Parker. Cookery - If a recipe says, "rub in fat," use a grater on the fat first. It mixes much more easily. Miss Kennedy.