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Tips for Properly Cleaning Your Wooden Cutting Boards

November 26, 2014 5:02 pm

If you’ve ever owned a wooden cutting board, you know just how finicky they can be. These kitchen essentials are ideal for chopping vegetables or serving a cheese platter, but they’re also very difficult to clean. Here are four smart tips to help you properly clean your cutting board.

  1. Use vinegar as a disinfectant. Using soap and water on your cutting board can cause it to weaken or crack. Instead, disinfect it with a full-strength white vinegar after each use to kill E coli, salmonella, and other dangerous bacteria.
  2. Remove odor with lemons. Rub your cutting board all over with the cut side of half a lemon in order to remove the odors left behind by onions, meat, or crushed garlic.
  3. Deep clean with baking soda. Every so often, deep clean your cutting board with baking soda to ensure that no bacteria is lurking beneath the surface. Scrub it with a paste made of one tablespoon each of baking soda, water, and salt.
  4. Remove stains with salt. If your cutting board is covered in oil stains, remove them by sprinkling each stain with coarse salt and scrubbing with a sponge dipped in hot water. Repeat as needed until the stain is completely gone.

How to Clean a Cutting Board: 7 Effective Treatments [Reader’s Digest]
5 Ways to Clean a Wooden Cutting Board [Food Network]
How to Clean a Wooden Cutting Board [Paula Deen]
Clean Wooden Cutting Boards Naturally with Lemon and Salt [The Kitchn]

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Eat and Drink Local at Evergreen Fine Fresh Foods

November 19, 2014 5:03 pm

If your stomach is rumbling around lunchtime, take a tip from Englewood locals and get yourself to Evergreen Fine Fresh Foods. Unlike most of the other area delis, this place stands out with a commitment to seasonal, fresh foods.

The menu changes each and every day, but a few things remain consistent. The “low carb lunch” is a popular among dieters, pairing lean protein (most get it with chicken) with delicately seared haricots verts, asparagus, broccoli, and cauliflower seasoned with a hint of sesame oil. The accompanying lemon basil aioli also receives two thumbs up from regulars. Sandwiches and wraps are equally robust, while the popular juice bar serves both traditional blends and some unique offerings. (The Green Tea Arnold Palmer is a zesty, invigorating drink that wins raves.)

Prices are very reasonable at Evergreen Fine Fresh Foods.

Evergreen Fine Fresh Foods
260 Grand Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631
(201) 541-1234

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Embarking on a Fitness Journey? Here’s How to Track Your Workouts!

November 12, 2014 6:39 pm

Making exercise fun is one of the most important things you can do for your workout routine. It helps you to find out what works best for your body, and it helps you to stay motivated and keep going back for more. These creative apps will track your workout conveniently from your smartphone, and they’ll make going to the gym a whole lot more exciting.

If you’re the type of person who needs a big push in order to commit to a regular workout schedule, Pact is a truly beneficial resource. By making a digital pact to pay up a certain amount of money if you don’t meet your fitness goals, you’ll feel much less inclined to skip the gym the next time you’re tired. It’s not all nerve-wracking, however: you’ll also earn cold, hard cash from other members when you stick to your diet or hit the gym!

Don’t let your seemingly endless to-do list get in the way of your fitness routine. Teemo was created by busy people just like you who wanted to help others get in a great workout while also playing an exciting adventure game with friends. The app combines simple exercises that you can do anywhere with interactive challenges with your friends, motivating you to work out whenever, wherever.

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