Showing posts with label Quick Tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Quick Tips. Show all posts

Jan 2, 2013

Quick Tips: Opening Up Pierced Ears & Irritating Earrings

If you don't wear earrings every day, sometimes you'll try to put some on and find your pierced earring hole is shut, or so small it hurts to put on earrings. Fortunately, there's a simple solution to this problem:

Just dip a Q-Tip or cotton ball in rubbing alcohol and rub it over the front and back of your ear lobes. Your pierced holes will open right up, making it easy to get earrings on.

I also find that costume jewelry earrings irritate my ears, making them itchy and sometimes a little swollen. Here again, rubbing alcohol comes to the rescue:

Method 1 (preferred): Pour a little rubbing alcohol into the alcohol bottle's cap (or in a small bowl). Place the earrings in the cap, making sure the hooks or studs are completely submerged in the alcohol. Leave for a few seconds, then put the earrings on.

Method 2: Put the earrings on, then use a Q-Tip dipped in rubbing alcohol to swab the entire area (front and back) where your ears are pierced.

No more irritation!

Feb 15, 2012

Quick Tips: Onions

LinkOnions are an inexpensive way to add a great deal of flavor to your cooking. Here are few tips to make the most of great buys.

Tip 1: Look the onions over carefully, especially if they are sold in a bag. There should be no soft spots, dark areas, and no moldy smells.

Tip 2: If onions you've purchased are growing green tops, use them up right away; they will start rotting shortly.

Tip 3: Save the green tops and use them like green onions (scallions).

Tip 4: If you purchase onions on sale and think they could start to go bad before you can use them, chop them up (using the no-tears method) when you get home and stick them in a freezer bag. When you're cooking, break up the clump with your hands (or by beating the bag on the counter).