How to (Easily!) Clean Silver Jewelry. Line the bottom of a small bowl with foil. Lay the jewelry on the foil. The silver must be in contact with the foil. Sprinkle about a teaspoon of baking soda over the silver. Pour very hot (almost boiling) water into the bowl. Let sit until cool (at least 10 minutes).
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.