Stickers on fruits and veggies tell you a lot! 4 numbers mean they were conventionally grown. 5 numbers starting with number 8 means they are genetically modified (GMO). 5 numbers starting with 9 means they were organically grown (no pesticides or GMOs).
Tick Removal: Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the soap-soaked cotton ball and lightly swab it for seconds; the tick will come out on its own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away. Crush or burn the tick.
How to cut a watermelon.A Pinner said: one of the most useful things I learned in culinary school was how to cut melon. I started cutting my watermelon this way and no longer dread it! Great for all of us to know; so easy!
Wash grapes the right way. Remove stems and rinse. Place the grapes in a bowl and sprinkle with tsp salt and tsp baking soda. Shake the bowl for 30 seconds to a minute, then rinse again to get the soda and salt off.