FRUIT AND VEGETABLE TIPS...
Put butter beans in a vacuum flask of boiling water and leave overnight. Next day they are practically cooked, and just need heating up. Mrs M. Richardson, Kirn
The best way to heat tinned peas is to tip them out into a colander. Wash and put into a bowl. Sprinkle with a little sugar, cover with a lid, and steam. Done this way, they taste like fresh peas. A sprig of mint can be added if desired.
Mrs J. R. Black, Cruden Bay
Tasty Fresh Veg
A piece of wet tissue paper folded and wrapped round vegetables such as cucumber will keep them fresh for days.
Mrs Simpson, St Andrews
Young carrots, which are small and difficult to hold, can be easily cleaned by sprinkling some common salt on a rather coarse, dr y cloth and rubbing the carrots with this. They will be quite clean and free from skin. Mrs Slater, Portknockie Scrub new carrots and put them in a baking dish. Sprinkle over with brown sugar, chopped mint and a few blobs of margarine. Cook until tender. The carrots retain their flavour.
Mrs Murdoch, Prestwick
A squeeze of lemon into the boiling water will whiten cauliflower.
Miss J. B. Cuthbert, Edinburgh