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4 Clever Kitchen Uses for Fresh Lemons

4 Clever Kitchen Uses for Fresh Lemons from Getting Rid of Ants to Turning Wimpy Lettuce into Crispy Lettuce

 

1. Repel Bugs
Ants, Roaches and Fleas don’t like the scent of lemon. Mix the juice of four fresh lemons with about half a gallon of water. Include the lemon rinds as well. Use this mixture to wash down your counters and floors.

For ants specifically, add one cup water to a handheld sprayer, add in juice of three to five lemons. Spray all your home door thresholds and windowsills. Squeeze lemon juice into crack or holes where you see ants getting in.

2. Microwave Cleanser
In a microwave-safe glass bowl, combine 3-4 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice with 1 1/2 cups water. Place the bowl in center of microwave, and run on High for 6-10 minutes. Steam will condense on the oven ceiling and walls. Remove glass bowl and using either paper towels, or a clean cotton cloth, wipe down walls and ceiling.

3. No Stick Rice
When cooking rice, add a spoonful of fresh lemon juice to your boiling water. When cooked, allow rice to cool for a few minutes and then fluff rice with a fork prior to serving.

4. Crispy Lettuce
If you have lettuce that’s a bit wimpy looking, no need to toss. Fill a glass bowl with very cold water, and add the juice of half a fresh lemon to the water. Submerge wimpy lettuce in the cold water, and place in refrigerator for an hour. Remove, and dry lettuce leaves thoroughly.

 

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