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History Vinegar History and Uses

Discussion in 'Foods of the Civil War' started by donna, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. LoyaltyOfDogs

    LoyaltyOfDogs Sergeant

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    Yes, @1950lemans, this works great! We've used this method for years as an alternative to chemical drain cleaners. Cheaper and more environmentally friendly.

    For cooking we use red wine vinegar, white wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar and rice wine vinegar. For cleaning, plain white vinegar and apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar was the only thing to rid our pets' pillow and blanket of cat urine smell after our cat was confined to a crate following surgery. None of the commercial detergents or cleaners even came close.
     
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  3. William G Hendry

    William G Hendry Sergeant Trivia Game Winner

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    I use Vinegar to clean rusty cast iron pots and frying pans they come like new
     
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  4. KansasFreestater

    KansasFreestater 1st Lieutenant

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    Love your photo of Bragg's raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar. I take a tablespoon of it every day. It's great for your digestive system!
     
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    I use white vinegar to clean windows and mirrors, and am amazed that anybody still uses Windex.
     
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    I used to have a problem with athlete's foot. But other than not wearing the same pair of shoes two days in a row, the thing that helped most was rinsing my feet with vinegar after showering. I wash my feet with soap, rinse real well with water, then last thing before I get out of the shower, use a little squirt bottle to rinse them with vinegar. It absolutely works.
     
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    There is a Thrasher' s Fries on the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland that uses this as a condiment for their fries. And you can almost smell their location a block away. And they opened in 1929 so it is a long tradition.
     
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  8. JohnW.

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    How about this one:

    To make drinking vinegar, you take any regular old vinegar, add fruit and/or herbs, let it sit for 1-30 days, then remove the fruit, and add sugar to create a fruit/herb flavored vinegar syrup. Add a tablespoon or two to a glass of sparking water and you have what's called a "shrub".

    This particular one is made right next door (almost) in Portland, Oregon. I'm rather partial to the Thai Basil. It's.....different.

    http://pokpoksom.com/
     
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  9. donna

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    JohnW Shrubs are tasty. I bumped thread on shrubs to go along with this thread.
     
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    Just a partial list of our use for it.
    *Surface/ window cleaner in kitchen and bathrooms
    *mix it into chicken waterers (plastic ones) dont use it in metal
    * use it to clean horses feet as a thrush preventative
    * mix it with water and drink it, supposedly aids vitamin and mineral absorption, for this I use the Bragg brand
    * when picking berries it removes the stain from hands
    * we soak in vinegar, all sprayers and shower heads to remove mineral deposits
    *prevents discoloration in peeled potatoes
    What I like about it is that it does alot of jobs but yet is safe to injest in a reasonable amount. This was an added benefit when the kids were small in case they got a hold of it.
     
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    Even though no athlete's foot that info is absolutely great. Thanks.

    I don't know the reason why but as a kids, when we were sick with colds, we were put in warm cider vinegar baths. I don't know why. Maybe it just opened the pores better???
     
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    The many uses of Vinegar. Thought bump this since several recipes on vinegar been posted today.
     
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  13. EJ Zander

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    With summer halfway over and the Jellyfish in fullswing I remembered a use for vinegar from back home. Stops the sting from jellies if applied to the affected area. Keep a bottle in my kayak.
     
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    I have to co-sign this. It's a part of my hair routine. I usually do one per month. My hair loves "AVC Rinses." If you have any scalp irritation it does a wonderful job healing it. It will also help balance the pH of your hair and remove hair product/styling products buildup from your hair.
     
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    Add cleaning PVC air conditioner drain lines, cleaning stains on carpets, cleaning grout and tile- all using white vinegar....
     
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    Don't forget the many, many varieties of vinegar that Asians enjoy, from sweet to tart.....
     
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    Every Floridian knows of that little trick,they say it is one of those old wives tales that really work.
     
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    Roger that, my moms side is from Bradenton.
     
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    The gulf coast.
     
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    Roaches and flies may avoid it, but for some reason fruit flies absolutely love apple cider vinegar. Put a little in my fruit fly traps and they swarm to it. A couple of days & they're gone, with hundreds in the traps.
     
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    Never heard of that,but that sounds like a really good safe remedy.
     

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