Vim & Vinegar : Moisten Cakes, Eliminate Grease, Remove Stains, Kill Weeds, Clean Pots & Pans, Soften Laundry, Unclog Drains, Control Dandruff, Season Salads
Vinegar is inexpensive, safe and 100 percent natural, and nearly every household has a bottle tucked away somewhere, but few people ever take advantage of its full potential. Yes, it's great for dying Easter eggs and making salad dressing, but there's so much more it can do. In Vim & Vinegar, Melodie Moore tells all. Here are hundreds of tips to help readers tenderize meats, soup up soups, eradicate odor, firm fish fillets, cut grease, ease arthritis, cure cramps and more. Versatile vinegar also does wonders for flavoring food (plus, it has no fat or calories), and readers will be amazed at the range of tasty recipes, which include such treats as Vinegar Pie, Crazy Cake and Vinegar Hard Candy. For tightwads, environmental activists, health advocates and curious cooks -- in fact, anyone who appreciates good old American ingenuity -- Vim & Vinegar is the perfect book.
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 134.62 x 200.66 x 15.24mm | 204.12g
- 30 Jul 1997
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- William Morrow Paperbacks
- New York, United States
Back cover copy
Free your old bottle of vinegar from its pantry prison and put it to work all over the house with the help of this groundbreaking book about the hidden talents of one of Americas most underrated household products. Vinegar makes chocolate cakes fluffier, keeps cheese from molding, perks up soups, tenderizes meat, revives wilted vegetables, and performs dozens of other unexpected feats. Its multiple uses go far beyond the kitchen. Vinegar absorbs bad odors, makes a dandy hair conditioner, works as a window cleaner, fights tough laundry stains, cleans carpets, deodorizes the garbage disposal, fertilizes plants, fortifies your fingernail polish, makes copper sparkle, and more. Cheap, environmentally friendly, healthful, and amazingly versatile, vinegar finally gets the attention it deserves in this useful and entertaining book.
About Melodie Moore
Melodie Moore and her husband, Ron, publish "Tightwad Living," a newsletter about saving money. Her columns appear in The Seattle Times, The Jacksonville Journal and First for Women magazine. She lives in Palm Harbor, FL.