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Making planters for the office out of 22oz beer bottles. Score with a single pass of a glass cutter (I built a jig out of some scrap wood.) Slowly pour boiling water over the score line. Once heated, run under cold tap water. Once cooled, begin repouring boiling water over bottle and *pop*, the top drops off. Now smooth the edges with 150 grit sand paper and you're done.

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The next time you have green onions, don't throw away the white ends. Simply submerge them in a glass of water and place them in a sunny window. Your onions will begin to grow almost immediately and can be harvested almost indefinitely. We just use kitchen scissors to cut what we need for meals. I periodically empty out the water, rinse the roots off and give them fresh water.

Would you believe that cold water helps keep an avocado from turning brown? Chefs and cooks use this method because they need to prepare avocados in advance of restaurant service. Whether you dice, slice or just spoon out your avocado halves, you'll want to immediately immerse them in ice cold water (they'll stay fresh for up to 4 hours). The cold water keeps the avocado away from oxygen. Also, rinsing the avocado under cold water helps delay browning. This method works because it keeps out all oxygen.