What Is Salt Used for

How To : 7 Unexpected Uses for Epsom Salt

If you've never had a reason to keep some Epsom salt in your home, I'm about to give you seven good ones, some that will surely surprise you. The magical ingredient in Epsom salt is the mineral magnesium sulfate, which naturally sedates your nervous system and draw toxins out ...more

How To : 13 Unexpected Uses for Salt

If you want to cut down on your sodium intake but don't want to get rid of all the salt in the kitchen, you're in luck. Salt has many unexpected uses, ranging from killing weeds to removing perspiration stains from garments to extending the shelf life of your new natural brist ...more

How To : 7 More Unexpected Uses for Epsom Salt

If you ever want to try rebooting your car batteries before calling a towing service, make a solution out of 1 ounce of epsom salt dissolved in warm water, and apply the solution to the battery cell before starting your car. Epsom salt can also be used for making your hair le ...more

How To : Make wind chimes using salt and pepper shakers

Here is a very crafty and cute way to create a wind chime out of old salt and pepper shakers that can be found either around your house or bought at second hand stores and a small tin tray or plate to hang your shakers from. A bit of out door or water-proof glue and some color ...more

How To : Clean a penny using vinegar and salt

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

How To : Chill drinks quickly at a party using ice and salt

In the midst of all your party planning it's easy to forget the little things, such as purchasing napkins for your guests or even remembering to cool your sodas and tonic waters before the event starts. If you find yourself in a tight situation in which guests are coming over ...more

How To : Clean an oven spill quickly using salt

Like all appliances, the oven has a tendency to get dirty inside. Unfortunately, unlike most appliances, the oven is extremely difficult to clean out. Many ovens have a clean selection that will burn off all the excess items in there, but even those left over ashes can sometim ...more

How To : Perform an ice-cube trick with sodium chloride

Think you can lift an ice-cube with nothing but a piece of string? In this cool how-to science lesson, Steve Spangler shows us how to do it, and explains what happens when salt is put on ice. We all know that salt is used to melt ice and snow, but do you know why? Leave it Ste ...more

How to Make Indian food : Dahi vada

This is a video demonstration of an easy way to make dahi vada. She uses urad powder, adds cumin seed, baking powder, crushed chili pepper, salt, and garlic. She then shows how to make chutney. She uses tamarind paste and palm sugar. She goes back and mixes the dry ingredients ...more

How To : Use hydrogen for better mileage

Hydrogen can be used to improve mileage. The hope with this method is that hydrogen will increase the amount of gasoline combusted and increase fuel efficiency, as you trickle hydrogen into the tank. Often propane is used to increase gas mileage. The studies are still being do ...more

How To : Use green techniques to get rid of ants

If you don't want to use toxic or environmentally unfriendly ant poisons and bug sprays to control your ant problem, you can make a greener bug repellent using household items and natural ingredients. Salt, chalk, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, white vinegar, oranges and petrole ...more

How To : Roast squash seeds

Oftentimes when preparing squash, people will remove the seeds and immediately compost them. This, of course, is a great error as the seeds are themselves quite delicious when roasted for 15 minutes in a 275°f oven with a little bit of sea salt. Chef and author Bryant Terry d ...more

How To : Make Porsche Christmas Cookies

Christmas is near, which means Christmas cookies. And if you love cars and cookies, this video will show you how to produce your own cookie cutters in the shape of your favorite Porsche. This technique could also apply to other vehicles, as well. The video has a German soundtr ...more

How To : Make healthy Italian style pasta salad with Betty

Most pasta salad is very "American" and full of fatty things like mayonnaise. By adjusting a few ingredients and adding some yummy veggies, you can transform your salad and have a healthy addition to your outdoor summer party menu! In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make ...more

How to Make Indian food : Puff pastry

Sfehmi teaches us how to make a vegetarian puff pastry. It's an appetizer. You get to large potatoes, you skin and steam them. You will need a small amount of mustard seeds and 3 curry leaves. Also you should have turmeric, crushed chili peppers and salt. The puff pastry itsel ...more

How To : Make a meat loaf using your barbecue

In this video, we learn how to make a meatloaf using your barbecue. First, take a pound of ground beef and a pound of ground pork and place in a bowl. Add in 1 grated carrot and 1 finely chopped roasted red pepper. Now add in one egg, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, 1 tbsp oregano, ...more

How To : Make parmesan cream crackers with Mark Bittman

This recipe by chef Mark Bittman is an all-around crowd pleaser: it's easy to make, rich tasting, and can be made in abundance just in case a gaggle of friends comes over unexpectedly and you have to entertain. Bittman uses really basic ingredients: flour, salt, water, and bu ...more

How To : Make French baguettes using a bread machine

In this tutorial, we learn how to make French baguettes using a bread machine. To make this, you will need: 2 c water, 5 c bread flour, 2 tbsp white sugar, 2 tsp salt, 1 tbsp rapid rise years, and 1 egg yolk whisked with 1 tbsp water. Place all of your ingredients except for t ...more

How To : Make a simple broccoli stir-fry

Chef Keith Snow demonstrates in this video how to make a quick and healthy recipe using broccoli. Blanched broccoli is used, that is, it is dipped in boiling water to tenderize it. A wok is heated and flavorless pure olive oil is added to it. Finely chopped shallots, ginger an ...more

How To : Make quick and easy tuna meatballs

On Tastyfood TV the recipe is "Tuna Meatballs". They will take you through the process of creating this recipe. It uses two small tins of tuna, two small boiled potatoes, parmesan cheese, eggs, and some breadcrumbs. The tinned tuna is drained and put in a bowl. The boiled pota ...more

How To : Bake chicken and pears with Christopher Walken

This video shows you how to prepare Chicken and Pears. For this recipe, you will need: one whole chicken, a stand to roast chicken on, a toothpick, salt, pepper, and pears. Clean the chicken well, rinsing it in cold water. Remove the packets inside of the chicken and reserve t ...more

How To : Make speedy sloppy joes with the Food Network

This video describes the procedure of making "sloppy joes." It is recommended to use ground turkey because of the texture and even the health factor of the meat. He uses pork and beef and adds a little bit of oil to a pan and browns the meat. He uses both of those meats for th ...more

How To : Grill BBQ chicken skewers

Chef Billy Parisi from Fix My Recipe responds to a request sent by one of his viewers, to "fix" a barbecue chicken skewers meal. He starts with the seasoning. While he is mixing the ingredients for the seasoning, the quantities he uses and the names of the ingredients are show ...more

How To : Cook a grilled lobster tail

Grilling lobster tails is quick and easy thanks to this easy method from Chef Jason Hill. Many people are intimidated on how to cook lobster, but grilled lobster tails are an impressive and simple way to go. If you have a Maine lobster or other variety of lobster, simply split ...more

How To : Make futomaki sushi & California rolls

Ever wonder how to make futomaki sushi and California rolls? Cut ingredients for filling. Remove both ends of cucumber. Make 6 cucumber sticks. Cut avocado in ½, twist, remove seed. Remove peel. Slice into thin pieces. Cut shiitake mushrooms into fine strips. Cut barbequed eel ...more

How To : Cook a Korean Seaweed Omelet

This omelet is thanks to SIB, a friend who gave me a pack of Korean dried seaweed, which I had never seen or tasted before. Since no one at my home dare try and eat it raw, in my experience, almost anything tastes good with eggs, so I experimented with the seaweed and tried mi ...more

How To : Clean Dirty Pennies Using Only 3 Things

Do you want your old, dirty pennies to be shiny and glistening again? This article will demonstrate how to return their lovely allure using only three items: salt, lemon juice, and a jar. THINGS YOU'LL NEED Lemon Juice Salt Jar With a Screw On Lid Dirty Penny or Pennies Put ...more

How To : Make Southern homemade apple pie with Betty

In this tutorial, learn how to make a traditional Southern apple pie with Granny Smith apples from scratch! Betty will show you a favorite recipe that she has used for over 40 years and never disappoints. Enjoy this delicious American favorite any time by following this clip f ...more

How To : Tie a Double Uni knot to join two fishing lines

Every fisherman has dealt with having to tie their own fishing knots, and when you come into a situation where you have two similar fishing lines with different rated strengths. Tying this fishing line together is simple and can be done with the Double Uni knot, sometimes call ...more

How To : Make Tandoori roti with Majula

Manjula shows viewers how to make Tandoori Roti. Traditionally, recipe is cooked in Tandoor oven, but this version uses regular oven and a pizza stone. This recipe will make 4 rotis. Ingredients include 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup yogurt, 1 1/2 ...more

How To : Cook delicious Moroccan couscous from scratch

Jad Cooper shows us how to make perfect couscous. First, soak the chickpeas, then peel and cut some turnips, a cauliflower or cabbage, some zucchini, sweet potato, green peppers, onions and tomatoes. Wash some cilantro and tie it up with string so it doesn’t fall apart during ...more

How To : Make ammonium nitrate with NaHSO4 and nitrate salt

Okay, so you don't necessarily have to make ammonium nitrate to have ammonium nitrate — ammonium nitrate can simply be obtained from fertilizers and instant cold packs. Making homemade NH4NO3 can be much more expensive then buying it, but this video is not meant to be a viable ...more

How To : Make sweet onion & dolcelatte cheese tarts

In this video chef Jo Pratt demonstrates how to make sweet onion and dolce latté cheese tarts with pear and walnut salad. This is taken from her recent recipe book. The ingredients needed for this is one sheet of regular puff pastry, some caramelized onions, some thyme leaves, ...more

How To : Make raw food granola with almond milk

In this video from JenniferCornbleet we learn to make raw food granola with almond milk. Place a nut or seed in a mason jar about halfway. Fill the rest with water. Sit over night. Drain, and you can use right away or store in your refrigerator for up to 3 days. Almond milk is ...more

How To : Make sloppy joes from scratch with Betty

Do you love Sloppy Joes but hate using those pre-made Joe packets from the supermarket? Well, you're in luck because in this tutorial, Betty offers up her from scratch Joe recipe. It's still just as messy as the store bought kind, and even more delicious. Kids and adults both ...more

How To : Make crab and edamame ravioli

In this video Beau MacMillan demonstrates how to make crab and edamame ravioli. He begins by making the pasta with all purpose and semolina flour, eggs, salt and olive oil. He kneads the dough and lets it rest while making the orange beurre blanc sauce. The sauce uses white wi ...more

How to Make Indian food : Shrimp biryani

Learn to make delicious shrimp biryani by watching this video. For getting started, the chef uses the following ingredients: * 1/2 pound of clean, de-veined shrimps * 1 tsp salt * 1/4 tsp turmeric powder * 1/2 tsp of ginger garlic paste * 1 tsp of coriander powder * 1/2 tsp of ...more

How to Make Indian food : Beef curry with tomatoes

Sfehmi demonstrates how to make this simple but delicious dish. You will need a pound of beef cubes, two pounds of tomatoes that have been chopped, a sliced onion, a green chili, some salt, turmeric, chili pepper or cayenne pepper, some garam masala, minced garlic and ginger, ...more

How To : Make spicy Mexican inspired cornbread with Betty

Tired of traditional Southern cornbread? Spice it up! With this tutorial, learn how to give your cornbread a spicy Tex-Mex flare! In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Mexican cornbread, baked in an iron skillet. Full of cornmeal, eggs, Cheddar cheese, sour cream, whol ...more

How To : Make raw vegan sour cream

Professional Raw Food Chef, Elaina Love, shows us how to prepare this raw vegan sour cream using coconut flesh. It sounds tasty already! Ingredients: Young coconut – ½ cups Hemp seeds – 1 ¼ cups Lemon juice – 3 tbsp Raw apple cider vinegar – 1 tsp White miso paste – 1 tbsp Sal ...more

How To : Make green luminescent phosphorescent glow powder

It's a stormy winter night, and you're electricity goes out. You could grab some candles to add a little light to your life, or you could use glow-in-the-dark chemicals for a cool luminescent. Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make a luminescent, phos ...more

How To : Make aluminum nitrate nonahydrate

Aluminum nitrate nonahydrate is a crystalline hydrate - a salt of aluminum and nitric acid - Al(NO3)3·9H2O. It's used for a variety of things such as antiperspirants, corrosion inhibitors, and petroleum refining, or… glow-in-the-dark powder. Watch this science video tutorial f ...more

How To : Clean a beef heart

Chris Cosentino cleaning a beef heart. I have received a lot of questions about how to butcher a beef heart. I recently made a video to answer these questions. After the break you will find a recipe for beef heart tartare. Beef Heart Tartare Puttanesca Style Serves 8 as appe ...more

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