Squeaky Clean Leeks
Leeks have dirt in between - even if you can't see it. Before using, soak in water or wash in between the layers.
Perfectly Cooked Pasta
For pasta like your Grandmother made it; try cooking in the largest pot you can find! The bigger the pot, the less the pasta will lower the water temperature.
Longer Lasting Ginger
Freeze fresh ginger and grate as you need it!
Keep Herbs Longer
To keep herbs longer, remove the ends and wash off with a teaspoon of sugar and washing detergent. Let them soak in water, place a plastic bag over the bowl and let sit in the refrigerator.