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Regrow veggies

Regrow veggies
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Strange but true: spring onions will regrow from their white ends. Just put them in a glass of water and let them get some sunlight. You can snip the green ends every few days for practically endless seasoning.

Say "cheese" to milk

Say "cheese" to milk
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If it’s can be hard to finish your milk before it expires, but don’t wait for it to curdle. Instead, set some aside and make cottage cheese.

Reuse your daily grind

Reuse your daily grind
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Used coffee grounds can keep ants away. Plus, they can get rid of odours, stimulate your potted plants, and more, which makes them worth holding onto.

Check out the scientific secret behind the perfect cup of coffee.

Put peels out for pests

Put peels out for pests
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Orange peels can actually be put to good use, especially if it’s summer. Insects such as mosquitoes and ants will stay away if you grind the up, and they can get rid of musty smells.

Don’t miss these genius gardening hacks you’ll be glad you know.

Bake bruised fruit

Bake bruised fruit
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Overripe, very dark bananas make for flavourful banana bread. Instead of throwing them out, bake them into a great dessert. Reducing and recycling your food can even save you money.

Give stale snacks some bite

Give stale snacks some bite
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There’s no need to toss old chips. Stale snacks can be crisped up in the microwave – just put them on a microwave-safe plate and nuke on full power for 10 seconds.

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Crisp up your crusts

Crisp up your crusts
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You can make leftover pizza crust crispy again, but don’t use the microwave. Instead, put your slices on a skillet for 4-5 minutes on medium heat – make a rounded lid out of aluminium foil to make sure the toppings get toasty, too.

Cool down with an ice ‘pop’

Cool down with an ice ‘pop’
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Flat soft-drinks aren’t so great to drink, but they can make for a tasty treat with a little patience. Pour some in an ice cube tray, stick toothpicks in each space, and enjoy your treats after they freeze.

Rethink yesterday's loaf

Rethink yesterday's loaf
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Don’t waste old, dry bread. As long as it won’t chip a tooth, you can chop it up, sauté it with spices, and make croutons for salads or soup.

 

Liquor? Now, thicker

Liquor? Now, thicker
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You can kick up the quality of vodka with a simple water filter. It won’t completely transform what you have in the cabinet, but filtering can make less expensive brands taste better.

Is there room for alcohol in your diet if you have diabetes? Find out more here.

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