Garlic—it stinks so good! It's one of nature's most wondrous foods, being both delicious and incredibly healthy. What's not to love? Well, it is kind of a pain to prep, whether you're peeling a couple of cloves for a sauce or a whole head and trying to mince it finely. One way ...more
You can do all kinds of unexpected things with milk, like make your own pore strips and invisible ink, or even get rid of red wine stains with it. But did you know that you can also use it to make your own glue? Emma over on Science Sparks shows us how to turn regular old mil ...more
There's an ongoing debate about whether or not it's safe or even desirable to rinse meat before you cook it. Many fall into the anti-rinsing camp, saying that it's not effective at dislodging bacteria, especially on poultry, as we've discussed before. Meanwhile, some argue tha ...more
Mentos and coke water rocket? Been there, done that and such an old trick. If you're a fan of (relatively) safe explosives but the thought of packing another Mentos into a two liter makes you groan, then this water bottle rocket will be a pleasant alternative. Using vinegar a ...more
Using only vinegar and a few simple materials, it is possible to construct a working battery. This science video tutorial explains how to construct and use a battery like this to power a calculator. A good science project as part of an introductory electricity course. This pro ...more
Many of the bottle-bomb connoisseurs among you are probably familiar with baking soda and vinegar bottle bombs. For those who haven't experienced the joys of these fire-free explosives, however, this video explains in painstaking detail how to construct them at home out of thi ...more
If you love action and adventure then you've come to the right place. Get ready for a red-hot science explosion as the A-TV science superstars show you how to make your very own erupting volcano! For this experiment, you'll need the following materials: vinegar baking soda f ...more
Like to make things explode, catch fire, or turn funky colors? Then this is the perfect rainy day experiment for you. Simple and cheap, making sodium acetate, or hot ice, requires only two ingredients you've already got lying around the kitchen: Vinegar and baking soda. Sodiu ...more
We all know that distilled white vinegar is great as a general non-toxic cleaning solution and for deodorizing funky smelling rooms, but did you know that vinegar is also great for curing hiccups, deterring ants from invading your home, relieving jellyfish stings, and testing ...more
It feels great to wrap up in a big, fluffy towel after a steamy shower, but it's frustrating when that towel isn't quite up to the job. Over time, towels lose their ability to hold water and dry as needed thanks to daily use and the biggest culprit—laundry detergent. Why Laun ...more
This video presentation is a tutorial of how to make a baking soda and vinegar rocket. Materials involved include a water bottle, vinegar, baking soda, toilet paper, and knife. First step is to use the knife to gouge a hole in the cap of the bottle. It should not be too large, ...more
See how to make a vinegar and baking soda bomb! Fill the bottle with as much vinegar as you want, then take a napkin or paper towel and pour the baking soda all over it. After you're done with that, roll the paper towel on the ends so the baking soda won't fall out, then put i ...more
Red, itchy, scaly, and cracking feet can only mean one thing, athlete's foot. Watch this how to video and learn how to treat athlete's with a simple home remedy from Pharmacologist Joe Graedon. He shows you over the counter products that you can buy and how to use a solution o ...more
Want to see what happens when baking soda and vinegar become mixed together? Well, this science video tutorial will show you how to do a baking powder and vinegar carbon dioxide experiment. To do this science experiment, you will need a plastic bottle, a balloon, baking soda ...more
Making homemade pickles at home is a lot less expensive than buy them. Watch this how to video to learn how to pickle homegrown cucumbers. If you don't grow cucumbers, buy them at a grocery store. Add some fresh garlic, dill, water, vinegar, and pickling salt to your jar and y ...more
Volume markings on large pots and mixing bowls make life so much easier. They cut out the step of measuring and save you the trouble of washing measuring cups. However, there aren't many containers out there that actually have volume markers in them. Good news is that you can ...more
Hot ice is a very cool experiment. This is a recipe for homemade 'hot ice' that mimicks the sodium acetate one but only requires simple ingredients! This tutorial shows you how to make an exothermic reaction creating hot-ice, easily done at home. You Will Need: *1 Liter Vineg ...more
Generate electricity using only a nickel, a penny and a mild household acid like lemon juice or vinegar. Make a battery using an alternating stack of these coins and create enough electricity to power a desktop Christmas tree. Follow along in this instructional video and learn ...more
Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make hot ice with Dr. Lithium. This is the complete guide to making hot ice, more correctly called sodium acetate. See how to create it, fix it, and use it. All methods from baking soda and vinegar to laboratory synthe ...more
Properly clean the glass coffee pot part of your coffee maker using environmentally friendly household ingredients. It is a housekeeping trick that everyone will love. Use salt, ice and vinegar as an eco-friendly safe way of cleaning a glass pot.
There are countless hair products now a days that promise to give your hair that added bounce and shine. But did you know that some of the best products are probably in your kitchen cabinet? Watch this video tutorial to learn how you can use lemon juice and apple cider vinegar ...more
Learn how to find latent finger prints on brass surfaces, such as fired cartridge cases. Called the Acidified Peroxide method, using only white distilled vinegar and hydrogen peroxide that you can find at your local drugstore, you can uncover fingerprints that is usually impos ...more
Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make flaming jelly from antacid, vinegar, and alcohol. This is useful for camping, pyrotechnics, and just setting stuff on fire in general. First, get one of those antacids that have equal or greater than 1000mg of ca ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make verdigris with copper and vinegar. Verdigris is a compound of copper that is blue and powder. You will need: copper metal, vinegar, a big jug, and a small beaker. Now, place the small beaker inside of the jar, then fill the bottom with vi ...more
Learn an easy way to make hydrogen with vinegar and maganesium. This experiment is dangerous, so please exercise caution.
Are your teeth starting to look a little on the yellow side? Try rubbing apple cider vinegar directly on them before rinsing with water. It's a super quick way to whiten teeth on the spot. If the taste of apple cider vinegar doesn't make you gag, you can add 1 to 2 teaspoons ...more
Nothing to do this summer? Then spark things up with a little baking soda and some vinegar and make a tiny, working rocket. Best of all—you probably already have most of the materials and ingredients lying around the house. What You'll Need Test tube Three small cardboard tri ...more
In this video, Do It Your Self Central demonstrates to viewers how to clean a dirty penny by using common household products, namely vinegar and iodized salt. He suggests to put 1/2 cup vinegar and 2 teaspoons of iodized salt into a cup. This solution will be used to clean the ...more
Want to make the tomatoes in the garden last through winter? Then watch this how to video and learn how to easy it is to can tomatoes. Canning tomatoes involves blanching, peeling, and taking out the core. Pour some vinegar and salt into your jar and you are almost done cannin ...more
Gnats are disgusting little bugs that make life a living hell on Earth. When surrounded by an entire swarm of them, they can be around your face , going inside your nose, ears, mouth and be really big pests for such tiny insects. This tutorial will show you how to get rid of t ...more
Need to use up vinegar? Here is an interesting way to convert your standard vinegar into a working battery. Learn the technique to create an alternative source of energy using vinegar. Make a vinegar battery. Click through to watch this video on tricklife.com
Learn how you can clean your bathroom without chemicals. Just use white vinegar and baking soda and a little elbow grease and you can get that bathroom spotless. Watch this how to video and you can clean your whole bathroom with all natural products you find in your pantry.
Most get their pickles from the grocery store shelf, but for those of you daring for better pickles, it's time to make your own, right in your own kitchen! It's even better if you use fresh cucumbers out of your home garden. Watch the magic of pickling spices and vinegar with ...more
Most people are familiar with the fact that vinegar adds sourness to a dish, in varying degrees from light acidity to puckering acid. However, vinegar can also be used in lieu of salt when seasoning the final touches to sauces, soups, and stews. Hold the Salt—Are You Nuts? I ...more
When we tell folks how often we use apple cider vinegar, they are baffled and bewildered. "I've had a bottle sitting in my pantry for 10 years," is the response we encounter most. And "I never use it!" Some have never even used apple cider vinegar at all in their lifetime, bel ...more
Eggs aren't just for eating! Did you know you can do some cool science experiments with eggs? Get a naked egg by leaving it in vinegar. Need to know if your egg is cooked? Spin it! Check out these HookedOnScience videos to get hooked on science yourself. These are great video ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a plastic substance. The materials required for this experiment are: 1 bowl of milk, 1 cup of vinegar, pot and mixing spoon. Begin by heating the milk in the pot and heat it at medium heat for several minutes. Then pour the mil ...more
Make sure that the bottle cap you have will slide into the film canister and fill the film canister about 1/4 full with vinegar. As the grenade tumbles, the vinegar will slosh around and mix with the baking soda, quickly creating enough carbon dioxide gas to pop open the film ...more
Do you dread tackling those wallpaper remodeling tasks on your home maintenance list? Many homeowners choose to let professionals deal with the removal of their old wallpaper, but this can be an expensive choice. Learn how you can remove even the most stubborn wallpaper and wa ...more
Don't let your window pane become a window pain in the ass to look at. Windows should give us clear views of the beautiful world outside, but without regular maintence they can become splotchy and muddled. Check out this video for a quick way to clearn your windows. No one li ...more
Don't Miss: Make Opened Wine Last Longer Even if you love wine, chances are you'll end up with a little left in the bottle from time to time. If the wine has been open a few days, it's not worth drinking (unless you used some Wine Preserver spray), but you don't want to thro ...more
Keeping things clean is very important to prevent food born illnesses. Washing fruit is important. You can take care of many problems by just running them under water. You can use white vinegar and hydrogen peroxide to clean fruit. Start by spraying some white vinegar on the f ...more
Oven toasters are great when cooking for one. This how-to video has delicious toaster oven recipes by four-star chef Eric Ripert. Today's recipe features Parmesan zucchini with balsamic. Ingredients for Parmesan zucchini with balsamic: zucchini, olive oil, ground pepper, sea s ...more
In this how-to video, you will learn how to clean your coins to make them look shiny and new. This is useful if you collect coins. First, you will need coins, vinegar, salt, paper towels, a pencil, and a jar for the mixture. Take the coin and place it in the jar. Next, add a s ...more
Towels get wet more regularly than any other type of cotton clothing, and mildew can easily get all over them and make them stink. Watch this video to learn how some vinegar and your washing machine can get that smell out of your towels.
Acne sucks, and if you have it then you've probably spent hundreds of dollars on salicylic acid face washes, benzoyl peroxide moisturizers, and stinging alcohol toners. But to what end? Most of the products you buy at the drugstore dry out your skin too much, especially when u ...more
In this video, we learn how to make southern style vinegar based barbecue sauce. You will need: 2 tsp cayenne pepper powder, 6 tbsp paprika, 2 tsp coriander powder, 4 tsp thyme, 4 tsp celery seed, 4 tsp oregano, 2 tbsp salt, 6 tbsp chili powder, 4 tsp garlic powder, 4 tsp yell ...more
A succulent strawberry sits at the heart of this chic cocktail. Expert bar tender Tony Miccilota showcases one of the most exciting ways to make a martini. Experience their balsamic vinegar martini cocktail. First freeze the martini glass, then add the vinegar, strawberry, vod ...more
There are many remedies out there that claim to be the one solution to treating a cough. Although many of them have worked, there's not one solid solution for it, so people tend to try what best works for them. If you have a cough and are looking for a way to get rid of it, th ...more
There is nothing tastier and simpler than roasted cherry tomatoes. Follow along in this cooking how-to video to learn how to roast cheery tomatoes with balsamic vinegar. Start by seasoning the tomatoes with salt and pepper. Drizzle the cherry tomatoes with olive oil and balsam ...more
Fruit flies suck, but the fruit fly traps you can get from a hardware store can sometimes be environmentally damaging. Here is how you can make a safe fruit fly trap out of a votive glass, plastic wrap and apple cider vinegar.
The basic salad recipe calls for olive oil and vinegar (red wine vinegar works the best). Add a few juices, such as lemon juice. Then just add whatever spices sound good to you, such as rosemary, oregano, basil, or white pepper. Video: .
Love those delicious pickles you get at your local Japanese restaurant? Well, you don't have to save your craving for a night of local Japanese cuisine, you can make these delicious Japanese pickles in your own kitchen! In this video, Chef Keith Pooler shows you how to make ta ...more
Here's a housekeeping trick that everyone will love. Its easy, cheap, and eco-friendly way of cleaning a microwave or any other household appliance. Watch this how to video and learn how to clean a microwave with vinegar.
Learn how to make arugula and fennel salad, balsamic vinaigrette, and strawberries and ice cream with a balsamic vinegar reduction.
Julia Child and her guest demonstrate how to make a Sunday night pasta. This simple, yet bold dish, typical of the best Italian cooking, blends garlic, tomatoes, and rich balsamic vinegar to make a perfect dinner. Make Sunday night pasta with balsamic vinegar. Click through to ...more
The apple cider vinegar diet may promise more than it can fulfill and trend diets that are often too good to be true. This diet proposes that by drinking two to three teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with each meal, you will lose weight. Try these tips for buying diet foods in ...more
Do you have a couple of almost empty wine bottles that you don't know what to do with? Then watch this how to video to learn a great way to make vinegar from wine. Just throw in all the leftover remnants of wine into a jar, set it a side and within a few days your wine will tu ...more
A clogged drain makes an unhappy cook. But unfortunately drains get clogged far too easily and often. And while pouring down a drain de-clogger can work, the very toxic chemicals in the de-clogger are damaging to your health and to the environment. So check out this kitchen t ...more
In this video, we learn how to make a poached egg with water and vinegar. To begin, boil water in a pot, then turn down the temperature so it's just below boiling. Add salt into the water, then add in a little bit of vinegar to the water. Next, use a spoon to stir the water in ...more