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TIP OF THE DAY: Non-Food Uses For Milk

You can do more than just drink it. Photo
courtesy Midwest Dairy Association.

  Although we didn’t celebrate it at THE NIBBLE, February 11th was Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day. It was also Peppermint Patty Day, so we baked a batch of brownies with chopped peppermint patties.

However, for the occasion, our friends at the California Milk Board, RealCaliforniaMilk.com, shared these tips that we felt merited passing along—especially if you frequently have milk that’s a day or two from turning into spoiled milk.

You can use the milk:

  • To Polish Patent Leather: The next time you spill milk, wipe it up and use the cloth to polish your patent shoes or bags. It will buff dull patent leather into a fine shine.
  • For A Milk Bath: For softer skin, spill 1 cup of milk into a tub of warm water. The lactic acid in the milk softens your skin, working as an exfoliator; the natural fats act as a moisturizer (you should be able to forgo the Aveeno). Remember, Cleopatra bathed in ass’s milk to beautify her skin.

  • Burn Remedy: The next time you spill burning hot food on yourself (or touch a hot pan), head to the fridge and spill some milk on your skin. Cover minor burns with a cloth soaked in whole milk. Whole milk is more effective than cold water because the fat content soothes burns and promotes healing.
  • Red Wine Spills: Instead of looking for a bleach pen to get red wine off your garment or tablecloth, blot the stain with a clean cloth moistened with milk. It works 99% of the time.
    If you’d like to cook with milk, check out the recipes on RealCaliforniaMilk.com.


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