We recently ran across a newsletter known as Tightwad Living. It covers everything from home improvement to appliances and recipes. The issues we saw were big on baking soda and potatoes, but they covered a variety of other topics as well. Here's a few of their tips:
- Store potatoes in an old plastic or foam picnic cooler. It keeps them at an ideal temperature during all seasons. Your potatoes will be fresh when you are ready to use them.
- Add about one tablespoon of baking soda to mashed potatoes. It will make them light and fluffy without the extra added cream and butter. This saves money and the excess fat calories.
- When making mashed potatoes, save the water and add it back to the potatoes as you mash them. It is cheaper than adding milk and your potatoes will be hot, creamy and delicious. Use the rest of the water as "free fertilizer" on house plants.
- To make milk last several days past the expiration date, add a pinch of salt to the milk. The salt will not change the taste of the milk, but it will make it stay fresh longer.
- Place a rib of celery in a bag with day old bread to make it fresh again. Leave the celery in the bag to keep the bread fresh longer.
Do you know about the IACP, International Association of Culinary Professionals? It consists of food writers, editors, chefs and others from all over the world. One of their annual services is the scholarship program, assisting everyone from high school students to current professionals who wish to further their culinary education and experience.
From now through December 1, 1996, the IACP is accepting applications for the 1997-1998 scholarships and work-study programs. All men and women, from any country, interested in pursuing culinary careers and receiving the highest quality training are eligible to apply. Special emphasis areas include: new students entering culinary school from high school, college or trade school; culinary professionals desiring intensive workshops or courses; and career-changing individuals wishing to enter the food professions.
One application encompasses all scholarships, therefore only one request is needed. Write to the IACP Foundation Scholarships. Allow three weeks for return of information.
This page originally published as part of the electronic Gourmet Guide between 1994 and 1998.
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