• To remove white membrane from oranges - for fancy desserts or salad, soak them in boiling water for 5 minutes before peeling.


  • More juice may be extracted from dry citrus fruits if heated in hot water 5 minutes before squeezing.


  • Dip bananas or apples in lemon juice immediately after peeling. They will remain light in color and retain a faint lemon flavor.


  • Fresh lemon juice will remove onion, garlic or fish scents from hands or utensils.


  • Throw the peels of lemon in the garbage disposal and turn on the switch so the bad smell of old food will go away!


  • To remove tough food stains from light wood and plastic cutting boards, slice a lemon in half, squeeze onto the soiled surface, rub, and let sit for 20 minutes before rinsing. The best part? You'll have a house that smells like a lemon grove rather than chemicals


  • Squeeze juice from lemons with less effort by first warming them for 20 seconds in the microwave


  • Fill a glass bowl with lemons makes a fresh centerpiece for your table or kitchen window.





  • Out of ginger ale? Mix equal parts of Coke and 7-up.