Permanent marker need not be permanent UESTION:
people have had great results with a product called Zout. Test everything on an inconspicuous area first and blot with dish soap and water between applications.
How do you get permanent marker off of a dining room table with a glossy finish? Brad, Winnipeg
Gently scrub with a combination of baking powder and dish soap, being careful not to damage the finish.
A long time ago, we used to be able to take torn used clothing to places like Good Will and they would use them for cloths. Is there anywhere one can do that now? I guess I grew up in the olden times, when we saved everything for patching, but I am finding the pile of stuff is becoming too much. Margaret
Yes, there are several organizations that may take your clothing such as: Salvation Army, Value Village, MCC Thrift Store, Women’s Shelters and some churches. I don’t know in which area you live but if you call or visit such places you are sure to find a thankful recipient.
A few months ago your column featured a suggestion for spreadable butter right from the fridge. However I have forgotten if it is 1 cup of oil per pound or 1.5 cups per pound. Thanks. Elaine, Winnipeg
Soften a pound of butter overnight in the large bowl of your mixer. The next day start blending your butter until it is creamy. Into a large measuring cup pour one and a half cups of your favorite oil i.e. olive, vegetable, canola etc. and slowly add the oil into the butter until you have a fairly liquid product (experiment to find the consistency you prefer.) If you wish you can add a little additional salt. You will now have a fairly liquid product. Pour your “new” butter into individual small containers and store in the fridge. This product will harden and remain spreadable. Re: Peeling hard boiled eggs I’m amazed how many people have trouble peeling eggs. The secret is to squeeze the shell, thus loosening the membrane between the egg and shell. The membrane then stays with the shell. In my opinion; eggs should be warm when peeling. Submitted By: Kathy 1. Can’t find the warranty for your washing machine? Keep a three-ring binder divided by rooms, floors, or whatever works. File all instruction books, paint chips paint quantities, appliance and tool receipts and warranties, measurements etc., and they’ll be easy to find. 2. Lots of bolted lettuce: Don’t relegate it to the compost. Wash and freeze it and then crush it down so it takes less space. Use during the winter as a spinachsubstitute in soups, stews etc. 3. Can’t find stuff in your chest freezer? Put all veggies in one 18 inch sealable bag, meat in another, bread in another etc. Easier to move large bags rather than multiple small items. May need plastic clips to keep them closed - label the clip with masking tape.
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