My wife likes her coffee weak, so when I make us coffee (using the pourover method of course) I save some of the hot water and use it to dilute hers. I guess that's the way to go!A coffee roaster offered this hack;
If less coffee than recommended is used in a coffee maker the ground beans are scoured and the quality of the coffee suffers. If one likes weaker coffee brew it robust and weaken by adding hot water before consuming. Unwittingly I did this during a bible study. One of our group liked weaker coffee so rather than making a separate carafe I kept a carafe of hot water on the side for her to use as a mixer.
My hack for meat packaging:
Microwave those meat trays and absorptive pads for 60 seconds or so before placing in trash (especially for fish and chicken).
That will work, but my way is easier and kills the bacteria so it can't grow. IMy method has always been a combination of 1) rinsing out those trays/pads before putting them in the trash, and then either 2) taking out the trash in a timely fashion or 3) putting them in their own plastic bag and placing directly in the big outside trash can.
I'm making black walnut stain today. I covered some hulls with hot water from the tap no boiling is needed. The stain is in the hull (not the shell) of the black walnut. a couple of hulls will make a pint of stain. A friend gave me a dozen or so walnuts with hulls. I am going to make about a quart of stain for small projects and keeping my kitchen floor grout dark. I am going to try adding a bit of clear laxative to counter water beading due to surface tension upon application. If that doesn't do I'll add some rubbing alcohol.Love the walnut stain idea!
I dyed some stained white washcloths using spent coffee grounds. The ones with which I used a bit of epsom salts as a mordant have become rather colorfast after a number of washings.I used to make my stains out of old coffee, that is two or three days old in the pot...