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Food:
  • If you get a piece of eggshell in with the eggs while cracking them, use the other half of the eggshell to fish it out instead of trying to use your fingers or anything else.
  • If you want to separate the yolk from the white, take an empty clean water bottle, squeeze the bottle, place the mouth over the yolk and slowly release the bottle. The yolk will get sucked up into the bottle with minimal/no white.
  • When boiling eggs, add 1/4 teaspoon baking soda to the water. Makes them really easy to peel and doesn't affect the taste.
  • If you have a room temperature bottle (and esp can) that you want to get cold fast, wrap a wet paper towel around it and put it in the freezer. It'll be ice cold pretty quickly.
  • Microwave rice from TJ's
  • Open a can of corn,put salt pepper and cheese on top, microwave or oven it (super easy lunch)
  • 2 slices of old pizza from the fridge, lay them cheese sides on top of each other and put them in a sandwich maker. Instant calzone.
  • For chulent of course.. Using only navy beans, chulent mix a big no no.
  • If you're going to freeze ground beef, put it in a gallon ziploc and squeeze/spread it flat to fill the bag. You can stack them in the freezer and it'll defrost much faster (without the outside spoiling while the inside is still frozen).
  • To easily melt a small amount of chocolate / butter, put it in a ziploc bag and put that into a mug of hot water for a few minutes. No mess! You can cut a hole in the corner to pipe chocolate too.
  • Shredded cheese lasts longer in the freezer, but will clump up, before freezing add a little bit of cornstarch (1tbs) and shake vigorously. The pieces will stay separate and it'll be easy to use.
  • To cool down baby food without blowing at it (which may add your bacteria to the food) wave your hand at it.
Travel:
  • If you want a hot meal on any plane, bring a tradition soup or oatmeal packet and use the free hot water they offer with tea. Great for traveling in general.
  • Before you go on a long flight, freeze a JJ cappuccino.  If it's frozen they let it on the plane. Once you get up from your nap on the plane there is nothing as refreshing as an iced cappuccino. It should still be freezing but not frozen.
  • When packing a suitcase, put your socks inside your shoes. It will save a little space and stop your shoes from getting crushed.
  • The aisle seat armrest usually has a little button underneath by the hinge that allows you to lift it. Makes it much easier to get in and out of your seat, especially if your tray table is open with stuff on it.
  • When we go on trips My wife packs the childrens clothing in individual ziplocs for each day of our trip. Like that she doesn't have to look for all the matching stuff.
Computers:
  • You can open links a in new tab by clicking with the scroll wheel.

    Quickly toggle between tabs.

    1) Excel and most internet browsers: Ctrl + PgUp/Dn
    2) Google Sheets: Ctrl + Shift + PgUpDn
    3) chrome: control-tab / control-shift-tab
alternatively ctrl+number tab from left
   
  • Widows+V will open up your clipboard with all recent stuff copied.
Every day/Home:
  • If you are drilling into a wall, open an envelope and tape the flap to the wall under where you are drilling and it catches all the plaster/dust that comes out. Makes cleanup after a small drilling a breeze
  • Open glass jars with rubber gloves, Or a rubber band around the lid.
  • When you first open a bottle of soda or seltzer or pop, begin by slowly turning the cap one-quarter turn and wait about 10 seconds, watching for the small bubbles to slow down, and listening as the sssst of escaping gas gets quieter.  Then turn another 1/4 turn, and wait another 10 seconds till it quiets down.
  • If you get chewing gum on your clothes, put the clothes in the freezer for a bit, it will be much easier to remove the gum afterwards.
Stores:

  • Check out at the pharmacy in the grocery store when the regular lines are long.
Perscriptions:

  • GoodRX.com, even for meds that are covered. My insurance can have a $15 copay, but coupon from GoodRX gets me the medication for $7. When insurance doesn't cover the medication, it's a fraction of the cost. I've seen discounts of 90%
Holidays:
  • After Yom Tov, especially Pesach, make a spreadsheet. What on the menu went over well with guests and kids. What did you run short on and need to have more next time around. What did you way overbuy on. That way there is no need to reinvent the wheel next year.

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« Reply #120 on: June 11, 2020, 02:44:26 PM »
Seeding a pomegranate the easy way. Cut in half. Hold the pomegranate in the palm of your hand with the seeds facing down on top of a large bowl.Using your other hand take a large spoon like utensil and bash down on the center of the outside of the pomegranate till all seeds are dislodged. Enjoy and never buy ready seeded again 8)
There is this dish for it, instead of keeping it in your hands. But don't expect to get whole and nice kernels with this, nothing like deseeding with your hands.

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« Reply #121 on: June 11, 2020, 02:47:34 PM »
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« Reply #122 on: June 11, 2020, 02:57:57 PM »
I don't know if this counts but with basically all things fridges/ frozen in ziploc bags, I suck as much air out of the bag with my mouth as I can, saves space and things last way longer

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« Reply #123 on: June 11, 2020, 03:00:09 PM »
I don't know if this counts but with basically all things fridges/ frozen in ziploc bags, I suck as much air out of the bag with my mouth as I can, saves space and things last way longer
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« Reply #124 on: June 11, 2020, 03:00:24 PM »
I don't know if this counts but with basically all things fridges/ frozen in ziploc bags, I suck as much air out of the bag with my mouth as I can, saves space and things last way longer
You can stick in a straw and zip it until the straw and then suck from the straw, it gets extra air out. Just be wary of people who are wary of germs...
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« Reply #125 on: June 11, 2020, 03:05:11 PM »
Prob the most informative and enjoyable input related thread since feb.
thanks all for the info sharing. Best rainy day read.

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« Reply #127 on: June 11, 2020, 03:11:46 PM »
You can stick in a straw and zip it until the straw and then suck from the straw, it gets extra air out. Just be wary of people who are wary of germs...
I used to do this but now I use the water displacement method for almost vacuum packing things in Ziploc bags
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« Reply #128 on: June 11, 2020, 04:06:35 PM »
We used to do this in my dirah:
Take a can of tuna in oil open, cover with 3 squares of TP (if you dont have you can use a napkin or paper towel) and light. It should burn for roughly half an hour and will result in smoked Tuna.

I recommend doing this on the marpeset as it may cause odors.
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« Reply #129 on: June 11, 2020, 04:09:16 PM »
All the “tips and tricks from cabin crew” blog posts tell you the same.


Instead of thinking about using airplane hot water, bring an empty insulated water bottle and get free boiling water from any Starbucks or Cafe. Perfect for baby milk bottles or coffee / tea / tradition soup / oatmeal.
Be careful when flying from TLV to the US, they sometimes check for liquid at the gate as they dont at security.
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« Reply #130 on: June 11, 2020, 04:10:29 PM »
Yup, that's my go-to for leftover pizza.

Cook it in between 2 sheets of parchment paper if you don't want to clean up any mess.
Or unplug the machine and put a wet paper towel into it afterward to clean it.
2 slices of old bread, add sauce or ketchup, add cheese, spices, follow above instructions.
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« Reply #131 on: June 11, 2020, 04:12:50 PM »
Be careful when flying from TLV to the US, they sometimes check for liquid at the gate as they dont at security.
When flying from TLV or other airports to the US where they gate check for liquids, have a separated decoy bottle of water available to sacrifice.

Worked for this:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BzQtHPNpyHG/
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« Reply #132 on: June 11, 2020, 04:14:26 PM »
2 slices of old bread, add sauce or ketchup, add cheese, spices, follow above instructions.

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« Reply #133 on: June 11, 2020, 04:15:55 PM »
When flying from TLV or other airports to the US where they gate check for liquids, have a separated decoy bottle of water available to sacrifice.

Worked for this:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BzQtHPNpyHG/
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« Reply #134 on: June 11, 2020, 04:23:25 PM »
try again :)
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« Reply #135 on: June 11, 2020, 04:27:39 PM »
When flying from TLV or other airports to the US where they gate check for liquids, have a separated decoy bottle of water available to sacrifice.

Worked for this:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BzQtHPNpyHG/
You just reminded me- they once forced me to toss an ice cream I was eating but were so busy explaining it would be a problem as it may melt they failed to notice the water bottles in plain sight on the outside of my knapsack.
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« Reply #136 on: June 11, 2020, 05:10:22 PM »
120 characters? Hmm, I wonder what I could write with 64 characters. Boy, it's gonna be hard to use up 15 characters. W-

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« Reply #137 on: June 11, 2020, 05:11:52 PM »
Hmm, I thought we don't use a straw
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« Reply #138 on: June 11, 2020, 05:13:20 PM »
When using those little paper cups at takeout places for dips, unroll the rim and open the tiny cup into a bowl before you fill it up.
You will have much more dip
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« Reply #139 on: June 11, 2020, 05:13:49 PM »
Lol
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Asked my Rov about that one, he told me no way  :P
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