It gets rid of mold, it’s good for cleaning windows and it makes amazing “volcano” science fair projects when combined with baking soda. But did you know that vinegar can be used in your kitchen too? Here are six quick ways you can use vinegar in the kitchen and around:
ONE: As a Simple Salad Dressings
* Classic Salad – mix together: Balsamic Vinegar (just a dash), Olive Oil, Lemon Juice
* Wakame (Seaweed) Salad Dressing – mix together: Rice Vinegar, Sugar, Sesame Oil
TWO: As a Condiment
* Over French Fries instead of ketchup (Try it! Not as weird as you would expect)
* Mix with ketchup to reduce sugar consumption (for fries, sandwiches, fish sticks, crabs)
* With cooked beets
THREE: As a Pickler
* Make homemade pickles (cucumbers, cauliflower, cabbage, carrots) using a simple solution of vinegar and sugar. Not low in sugar, but contains no salt.
FOUR: For flavor in cooking
* A southern tradition, vinegar is used in cooking collard greens, green beans, dry beans or cabbage.
* Add balsamic vinegar to any tomato-based pasta sauce – it will reduce with cooking and add a rich flavor.
* Try a sprinkle (and we do mean sprinkle) of balsamic vinegar with olive oil (+ herbs, + garlic) on top of your baked vegetables (before baking).
FIVE: As a Substitute for Veggie Wash
* Soak organic leafy greens or herbs in a light vinegar & water solution for a dirt-free salad.
SIX: To Keep Herbs & Garden Greens Bug-Free
* Spray herb gardens and garden greens with vinegar water mix for a non-toxic bug repellant. How do you use vinegar? Which kind do you prefer?