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Lemon Kitchen Helpers

Martha Stewart Living, April 1997

The flavor-enhancing properties of lemons are well known. Yet the lemon's versatility in the kitchen is often overlooked. A natural-born deodorizer, lemon can also freshen hands, the counter, cutting boards, and the sink after a bout of onion or garlic dicing. But the lemon's best-kept secret is its ability to remove tarnish from copper. Teamed with coarse kosher salt, which makes a sturdy abrasive, lemon cleans and polishes copper. To keep the seeds out of food, use the popular restaurant trick of wrapping lemon halves in cheesecloth before squeezing.

Comments (2)

  • alfawwaz 28 Feb, 2014

    simple trick... but very useful.
    obat stroke

  • JMarsden 19 May, 2009

    I always like to sprinkle a little lemon juice on my shrimp, it really brings a zesty flavor to my taste. You should try it sometime if you never have.