Save the rest of tomato paste in the can by wrapping approx one tbsp amts individually with Saran wrap then into a Ziploc bag and then into the freezer. When you need tomato paste, take one out and throw it unwrapped into the pot frozen and it melts almost immediately. Quick, easy and frugal!
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To prevent mould forming on top of your tomato paste, pour a thin film of oil over the surface of the paste to stop the air reaching the surface. Alternatively, freeze paste in level-tablespoon portions in ice-cube trays. When the paste is frozen, transfer to a bag and seal tightly.
Repair walls - To fill nail holes, fix chips or other small dings in white sheet-rock or plaster walls, mix 2 tablespoons salt & 2 tablespoons cornstarch, then add enough water (about 5 teaspoons) to make a thick paste. Use the paste to fill the holes. Remove water rings- Gently rub a thin paste of salt & vegetable oil on the white marks caused by beverage glasses and hot dishes on wooden tables. Clean rust - Mix salt & cream of tartar with just enough water to make a paste. (con't) 432
Rub on rust, let dry, brush off & buff with a dry, soft cloth. You can also use the same method with a mix of salt & lemon. Clean refrigerators - A mix of salt & soda water can be used to wipe out and deodorize the inside of your refrigerator, a nice way to keep chemical-y cleaners away from food.
My 3 year old hates veggies... If your child loves eggs like mine does give him/her egg whites with veggies chopped very thin into it and hide it with a little tomatoe sauce or ketchup on top. You can mix veggies into almost anything and cover-up the colors with sauces or a little cheese!
Or you could blend the steamed veggies into some tomatoe paste or sauce to add on top of foods... it's worked for this family!
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