Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Hints from Heloise

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Hints from Heloise

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Dear Heloise: While using my can opener, I often wonder if others also wash the top of the can beforehand. It seems a sanitary thing to do.

That's a good question! I agree that it probably is a good practice to rinse or wash the top of the can before opening it. Dust and who knows what can collect on top, and the magnet on some can openers doesn't always catch the lid before it falls into the contents.

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Dear Heloise: When I buy rice or macaroni by the bag rather than the box, storage is a bit more awkward, especially since I would rather buy a couple of bags of each and stock up.

The answer: Take one of the large, clear, plastic cat-food containers (washed thoroughly and dried), label it and fill it with your favorite loose item. Storage is easy, and you can see what it is as well as the amount. Glue any special instructions and recipes on the container.

This is a great recycling hint, especially if you own cats and have to buy quite a bit of cat food. …

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