Vinegar is a liquid consisting mainly of acetic acid (CH3COOH) and water. The acetic acid is produced by the fermentation of ethanol by acetic acid bacteria. Vinegar is now mainly used as a cooking ingredient. Historically, as the most easily available mild acid, it had a great variety of industrial, medical, and domestic uses, some of which (such as its use as a general household cleanser) are still promoted today.
Vinegar is ideal for washing produce because it breaks down the wax coating and kills bacteria and mold. The editors of Cook's Illustrated found vinegar to be the most effective and safest way to wash fruits and vegetables, beating antibacterial soap, water and just a scrub brush in removing bacteria.
Charlie was first, and correct, with:
Dilute vinegar rinse.
Alan J wrote:
Use a combination of white vinegar and water to soak or rinse your produce.
Randall returns, responding:
1 part vinegar to 3 parts water
spritz or soak
and then rinse with clean water
I'm back and Vegas was GREAT!
Average temp every day was in mid-70's F
Now I'm home and it is currently 7 degrees F outside.
The floors are cold and it is very unpleasant.
So I Googled the question and Bartcop E was at the top of the list. None of the other entries were pertinent to the question. I was amused.
OtOH, I couldn't find an answer, so I'll go with how I clean fruits and veggies: I hand-wash them under running water (I know, drought, waste, etc.). No soap, no scrub brush unless the veggie is dirty.
I'm curious as to what the answer is.
Sunny and way too warm for the season.
Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
diluted vinegar rinse (1 part vinegar to 3 parts water)
A diluted vinegar rinse
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Joe S answered:
It's vinegar, just plain old vinegar. My grandmother knew that before the editors of Cook's Illustrated did, I bet'cha. That's why so much food got pickled, including eggs and fish.
Lois Of Oregon said:
Hope I'm not too late to weigh in on today's trvia question!
Just got back from visiting my Baby Boy up in Corvallis who
is taking a class in Parasitology and he told me ALL ABOUT
IT! The answer is: go ahead and wash your veggies and fruit
in vinegar, then throw it all away and pour yourself a good,
stiff drink, 'cause the HORRIBLE things that are transmitted
on your food are just not worth the risk.
GOD...EYEBALLWORMS! Yes. Worms in your eyes. Transmitted by
cat poop into the food chain! REALLY!
And for the love of
god, don't eat ANYTHING the Jolly Green Giant has stood
over! I myself am on a totally liquid diet from now on.
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Bravo has 'Vanderpump Rules', another 'Vanderpump Rules', followed by a FRESH'Vanderpump Rules', then a FRESH'Friends To Lovers?'.
Comedy Central has 'Drunk History', another 'Drunk History', still another 'Drunk History', yet another 'Drunk History', 'South Park', another 'South Park', still another 'South Park', and yet another 'South Park'.
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FX has the movie 'Taken 3', followed by a crapper load of 'Mike & Molly'.
History has 'Swamp People', another 'Swamp People', followed by a FRESH'Swamp People', then a FRESH'Appalachian Outlaws'.
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On a RERUNConan (from 11/20/14) are Jason Bateman, Andy Cohen, and Cold War Kids.
Jimmy Fallon may have taken NBC's Tonight Show to Phoenix and Los Angeles - but Conan's in Cuba.
Conan O'Brien and a small crew flew to Havana Thursday and have spent the weekend filming for his TBS late-night show's March 4 episode, becoming the first American late-night show to film in Cuba since the US embargo began in 1962.
Jack Paar famously interviewed Fidel Castro for Tonight Show in 1959, for which Paar got criticized in some circles.
The episode is intended to give his audience a rare glimpse into Cuban daily life, said show representatives in confirming the report to Deadline.
O'Brien's show is known for its road trips, having previously filmed in Ireland, Finland, and Toronto as well as New York, Chicago, Dallas and Atlanta. His remotes are a signature thing, including last week when O'Brien and Steven Yuen visited a Korean spa, and that Lyft ride Conan took through Hollywood with Ice Cube and Kevin Hart that went viral late last year.
When Bart Campolo broke with the church almost five years ago, he immediately began to feel something missing.
It wasn't so much that the pastor's son no longer believed in God; he'd never been that much of a believer anyway. What he missed, Campolo said, was what the church had represented to him: a place where like-minded people could gather for fellowship, to pursue moral justice, to help one another and to try to live good lives.
So the onetime United Methodist youth minister, who worked for decades with the poor in inner-city neighborhoods in Philadelphia and Cincinnati, figured he'd try to keep doing that by presiding over what he cheerfully calls "a church for people who don't believe in God."
Campolo, 51, joined a growing movement of college "humanist chaplains," arriving at the University of Southern California last September.
Although things like the local club for atheists are not new on college campuses, humanist chaplains leading them are, said Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association. His group counts only a handful, mostly at such prestige schools as Harvard, Yale and Columbia.
Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch has married theater director Sophie Hunter, choosing to tie the knot in a Valentine's Day ceremony on the Isle of Wight.
Cumberbatch's spokeswoman, Karon Maskill, on Sunday confirmed the couple had wed this weekend, surrounded by close family and friends.
The 38-year-old Cumberbatch rose to prominence with his modern-day portrayal of the cerebral sleuth in "Sherlock." He has been shortlisted for an Oscar for his role as code-breaking genius Alan Turing in "The Imitation Game." Turing helped win World War II with his work on cracking Nazi codes, but he was later prosecuted for homosexuality and committed suicide.
Hunter, 36, and Cumberbatch appeared together in the 2009 thriller "Burlesque Fairytales." The couple, who announced their engagement with an eight-line item in the Times of London in November, said last month they are expecting their first child.
During the Depression, former kindergarten teacher Violet Shinbach canvassed Ohio neighborhoods looking for yards with wading pools, tricycles and toys strewn about. She knew the young mothers who lived in those houses were prospective customers for her fledgling entrepreneurial enterprise: bronzing baby shoes.
Despite the hard times, the business took off and endured. By the early 1970s, the Bron-Shoe Co. in Columbus was bronzing 2,000 shoes a day and sending them all over the country.
Eventually the company struggled with ways to market the specialized service. Like many quaint traditions of earlier generations, preserving that first pair of tiny shoes in copper alloy as a forever keepsake fell out of favor.
But also as popular commodities sometimes do, bronzed baby shoes are making a comeback among a new generation of parents and grandparents, thanks in part to an aggressive social media marketing strategy.
Now known as the American Bronzing Co., it's the oldest and largest of the few companies still providing a service that many assumed had gone the way of record players and black-and-white TVs.
US scientists and legal experts are calling for a strong, international authority to regulate any man-made interventions meant to combat global warming, amid fears that the technology could be harmful to the environment.
The field known as geoengineering is not currently regulated by any institution or treaty, Edward Parson, professor of environmental law at the University of California, Los Angeles, explained Saturday.
"If some nations decide this year to embark on a crude untested experimental attempt to do it, we cannot prevent it," Parsons said in San Jose, California at the American Society for the Advancement of Science's (AAAS) annual meeting.
The lawyer called for creation of an international institution with authority to make decisions related to geoengineering, adding that "some favor a UN body, some favor smaller discussions among great powers or some favor a transnational NGO."
Geoengineering, which covers an array of climate manipulation, includes everything from reflecting sunlight from the Earth's surface to sucking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.
Paul McCartney, center, and his band, including Rusty Anderson, left, and Brian Ray, perform a secret Valentine's Day concert at Irving Plaza on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, in New York.
Photo by Evan Agostini
Small earthquakes shaking Oklahoma and southern Kansas daily and linked to energy drilling are dramatically increasing the chance of bigger and dangerous quakes, federal research indicates.
This once stable region is now just as likely to see serious damaging and potentially harmful earthquakes as the highest risk places east of the Rockies such as New Madrid, Missouri, and Charleston, South Carolina, which had major quakes in the past two centuries.
During the 90-minute session on human-induced earthquakes, three quakes larger than 3.1 magnitude hit northern Oklahoma. Federal records show that since Jan. 1, Oklahoma has had nearly 200 quakes that people have felt. These quakes started to increase in 2008 and made dramatic jumps in frequency in June 2013 and again in February 2014, Ellsworth said.
They are mostly in areas with energy drilling, often hydraulic fracturing, a process known as fracking. Many studies have linked the increase in small quakes to the process of injecting wastewater deep underground because it changes pressure and triggers dormant faults.
Until now, those quakes were mostly thought of as nuisances and not really threats. But Ellsworth's continuing study, which is not yet published, showed the mere increase In the number of tiny temblors raises the risk of earthquakes that scientists consider major hazards. That's generally above a magnitude 5 with older buildings and a magnitude 6 for modern ones, Ellsworth said.
The government is readying rules largely favorable to companies that want to use small drones for commercial purposes, according to a federal analysis, potentially leading to the widespread flights by unmanned aircraft performing aerial photography, crop monitoring, inspections of cell towers and bridges and other work.
An economic analysis by Federal Aviation Administration, which was inadvertently posted online, describes draft rules submitted by the agency in October to the White House budget office to review. In response to inquiries, the FAA said in a statement late Saturday that it will officially release the rules on Sunday.
The regulations would apply to drones weighing less than 55 pounds. They would improve safety by using small, lightweight unmanned aircraft instead of heavier, manned aircraft that "pose a higher level of risk," the analysis said. It notes that between 2004 and 2012, there were 95 fatalities involving climbers working on cell and other towers.
The analysis does not offer a total estimate on the annual economic benefit of regulations, but says it would exceed $100 million a year. For example, about 45,000 annual bridge inspections could be conducted with small drones. Most bridge inspections currently employ hydraulic mobile cranes called "snoopers." The average cost of an inspection using a snooper is $3,250. Cable bridge inspections are even more expensive because they often require a 200-foot aerial lift.
Hindu holy man, or sadhu, smokes marijuana with a chillum on the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu February 15, 2015. Hindu holy men from Nepal and India come to this temple to take part in the Maha Shivaratri festival. Celebrated by Hindu devotees all over the world, Shivaratri is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and holy men mark the occasion by praying, smoking marijuana or smearing their bodies with ashes.
Photo by Navesh Chitrakar
London's flamboyant mayor Boris Johnson plans to renounce his US citizenship to prove his "commitment to Britain", the Sunday Times reported, although he denied suggestions he wanted to become prime minister during last week's visit to the US.
The mop-haired Johnson, who was born in New York in 1964, holds British and US passports.
He recently settled a capital gains tax bill sent by the US after he sold his house in north London, calling the demand "absolutely outrageous."
All US citizens have to pay tax to Washington, even if they live outside the country.
Audiences were more than curious to check out the big-screen adaptation of the racy phenomenon "Fifty Shades of Grey" this weekend. The erotic R-rated drama sizzled in its debut, earning an estimated $81.7 million from 3,646 theaters in its first three days, distributor Universal Pictures said on Sunday.
In addition to destroying Valentine's and Presidents Day weekend records, "Fifty Shades of Grey" has also become the second-highest February debut ever, behind "Passion of the Christ's" $83.9 million opening in 2004.
Director Matthew Vaughn's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" also exceeded expectations, landing in second place with an estimated $35.6 million from 3,204 locations across the three-day period, according to Rentrak.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Tuesday.
1. "Fifty Shades of Grey," $81.7 million ($158 million international).
2. "Kingsman: The Secret Service," $35.6 million ($23.1 million international).
3. "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water," $30.5 million ($13.5 million international).
4. "American Sniper," $16.4 million ($3.7 million international).
5. "Jupiter Ascending," $9.4 million ($15.6 million international).
6. "Seventh Son," $4.2 million ($730,000 international).
7. "Paddington," $4.1 million.
8. "The Imitation Game," $3.5 million ($4 million international).
9. "The Wedding Ringer," $3.4 million.
10. "Project Almanac," $2.7 million ($340,000 international).
Later in his career, he mixed TV with film, starring as the title character in the BBC's 1977 production of Count Dracula. In 1982, he was the villainous Anton Arcane in Swamp Thing, and a year after that, he co-starred in the James Bond film Octopussy, playing Kamal Khan opposite Roger Moore's spy.
The actor has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and received the Legion of Honour award in 2010, with Sidney Poitier and Kirk Douglas attending the ceremony.
Jourdan was married for over six decades to Berthe Frederique, until her death in 2014. Their son, Louis Henry Jourdan, died from a drug overdose in 1981.
In this Feb. 13, 2015 photo provided by the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, a four-week-old male okapi calf explores his outdoor habitat for the first time at the Park in Escondido, Calif. The young okapi, the 41st born at the Park and named Amaranta, previously had been spending time in the okapi barn and outside yard, but after showing signs of curiosity, staff provided the calf and his mother, Makini, access to the main forested habitat, which is viewable by guests. The okapi, a relative of the giraffe, is native to rainforests of central Africa. The Safari Park has taken a leadership role in conservation awareness through its ongoing support of the Okapi Conservation Project, which provides wildlife protection, alternative agriculture methods and community assistance in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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