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Lemons past their prime? Toss them whole into a freezer bag. They’ll be mushy when defrosted, but great for juicing. For best results, thaw to room temperature. This works for limes, oranges and grapefruits, too. Other ways to get more juice, pg. 224 in 12,167 Kitchen and Cooking Secrets.

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12,167 Kitchen and Cooking Secrets


Paperback, 704 pages
Publisher: Robert Rose

In thousands of entries on every aspect of cooking and baking, Susan Sampson provides expert information that is indispensable in any kitchen, including: keeping produce safe from spoilage, protecting equipment from nasty bacteria, shortcuts, embellishments, restaurant tricks, presentation tips, party planning and recipe development.

Whether just browsing or desperately trying to solve a vexing emergency, every home cook will treasure this book.

Susan Sampson (a.k.a. The Fare Lady) is an award-winning food writer and recipe developer who lives in Toronto.