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ビネガー(お酢)の利用法

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♣ ♣ ♣ Use of Vinegar = お酢の効用・利用法 = ♣ ♣ ♣

  • Kill grass on walks and driveways. Pour full strength on unwanted grass.
    雑草駆除。
  • Kill weeds. Spray full strength on tops of weeds. Reapply on any new growth
    until plants have starved.
    雑穀駆除。
  • Increase soil acidity. In hard water areas, add 1 C. of vinegar to a gallon of tap water for watering
    acid loving plants like rhododendrons, gardenias, or azaleas. The vinegar will release iron in the soil for the plants to use.
    土の酸性強化。
  • Neutralize garden lime. Rinse your hands liberally with vinegar after working with garden lime to avoid rough and flaking skin. Clean pots before repotting and rinse with vinegar to remove excess lime.
    庭の灰中和。
  • Deter ants. Spray vinegar around door and window frames, under appliances, and along other known ant trails.
    蟻駆除
  • Keep car windows frost free. Coat the windows the night before with a solution of three parts vinegar to one part water.
    車の窓ガラス氷結防止
  • Polish car chrome. Apply full strength with a soft cloth.
    車磨き
  • Soak new propane lantern wicks in vinegar for several hours. Let dry before using.  They will burn longer and brighter.
    プロパンのカンテラの芯を長持ちさせ、明るくする。
  • To make your manicure last longer, paint dry nails with a thin coat of vinegar  (dipped in a Q-tip) before applying polish.
    マニキュアの持ちを長くする。
  • Remove skunk odor from a dog. Rub fur with vinegar.
    犬のにおいとり。
  • Keep cats away. Sprinkle vinegar on an area to discourage cats from walking, sleeping, or scratching on it.
    猫よけ。
  • Keep dogs from scratching ears. Clean the inside of the ears with a soft cloth dipped in diluted vinegar.
    犬の耳掻き防止。
  • Keep away fleas and mange. Add a little vinegar to your pet’s drinking water.
    蚤(と疥癬)防止。
  • Make buttermilk. Add a tablespoon of vinegar to a cup of milk and let it stand 5 minutes to thicken.
    バターミルクを作る。
  • Tenderize meat. Soak in vinegar overnight.
    肉を柔らかく。
  • Freshen vegetables. Soak wilted vegetables in a quart of cold water mixed with a tablespoon of vinegar.
    野菜を新鮮に。
  • Replace a lemon. Substitute 1/4 t. for 1 t. of lemon juice.
    レモンの代用。
  • Firm up gelatin. Add a t. vinegar for every box of gelatin used to keep those molded desserts from sagging in the summer heat.
    ゼラチンを固く。
  • Boil better eggs. Add 2 T. of vinegar to each quart of water before boiling eggs – this keeps them from cracking.
    ゆで卵を上手に。
  • Prepare fluffier rice. Add a t. of vinegar to the water when it boils.
    ご飯をふっくらと。
  • Make wine vinegar. Mix 2 T. vinegar with 1 t. of dry red wine.
    ワインビネガーを作る。
  • Debug fresh vegetables. Wash leafy greens in water with vinegar and salt. Bugs float off.
    新鮮野菜の虫をとる。
  • Scale fish more easily. Rub with vinegar 5 minutes before scaling.
    魚のうろこを簡単に落とす。
  • Soothe a bee or jellyfish sting: douse with vinegar. It will soothe irritation and
    relieve itching.
    蜂、くらげに刺されを和らげる。
  • Relieve sunburn: lightly rub white or cider vinegar on skin. Reapply as needed.
    日焼けを緩和する。
  • Condition hair. Add a T. of vinegar to your rinse to dissolve sticky residue left by shampoo.
    髪の痛みを和らげる。
  • Relieve dry and itchy skin. Add 2 T. of vinegar to your bath water.
    乾燥肌、肌のかゆみを和らげる。
  • Fight dandruff. After shampooing, rinse with a solution of 1/2 cup
    vinegar and 2 C. warm water.
    ふけ防止。
  • Soothe a sore throat. Put a t. of vinegar in a glass of water. Gargle, then swallow.
    For another great gargle: 1 C. hot water, 2 T. honey, 1 T. vinegar, gargle then drink.
    のどの痛みを和らげる。
  • Clear up warts. Apply a lotion of half cider vinegar and half glycerin.
    水の浄化。
  • Treat sinus infections and chest colds. Add 1/4 cup or more vinegar to the vaporizer.
  • Feel good. A t. apple cider vinegar in a glass of water, with a bit of honey added for flavor, will take the edge off your appetite and give you an overall healthy feeling.
    気分をすっきりさせる。
  • Deodorize the kitchen drain. Pour a cup down the drain once a week. Let stand 30 minutes and then flush with cold water.
    台所の嫌なにおい消し。
  • Eliminate onion odor. Rub on your fingers before and after slicing.
    たまねぎのにおいを抑える。
  • Clean and disinfect wood cutting boards. Wipe with full strength vinegar.
    まな板を綺麗に清潔に保つ。
  • Remove fruit stains from hands. Rub with vinegar.
    手についた果物のしみをとる。
  • Cut grease and odor on dishes. Add a T. of vinegar to hot, soapy water.
    お皿の油汚れやにおいをカット。
  • Clean a teapot. Boil a mixture of water and vinegar in the teapot. Wipe away the grime.
    ティーポットをきれいにする。
  • Freshen a lunchbox. Soak a piece of bread in vinegar and let it sit in the lunchbox over night.
    お弁当箱をさっぱりとさせる。
  • Clean the refrigerator. Wash with a solution of equal parts water and vinegar.
    冷蔵庫を清潔に。
  • Unclog a drain. Pour a handful of baking soda down the drain and add 1/2 C. vinegar. Rinse with hot water.
    排水管の詰まりをとりのぞく。
  • Clean and deodorize the garbage disposal. Make vinegar ice cubes and feed them down the disposal. After grinding, run cold water through for a minute.
    ゴミ箱をきれいにし、においを防ぐ。
  • Clean and deodorize jars. Rinse mayonnaise, peanut butter, and mustard jars with vinegar when empty.
    ジャーを清潔に保ち、においを防ぐ。
  • Clean the dishwasher. Run a cup of vinegar through the whole cycle once a month to reduce soap build up on the inner mechanisms and on glassware.
    食器洗い機を清潔に。
  • Clean stainless steel. Wipe with a vinegar-dampened cloth.
    ステンレスをきれいに。
  • Clean China and fine glassware. Add a cup of vinegar to a sink of warm water. Gently dip the glass or china in the solution and let dry.
    磁器、ガラス食器を清潔に。
  • Get stains out of pots. Fill pot with a solution of 3 T. of vinegar to a pint of water. Boil until stain loosens and can be washed away.
    ポットの汚れを落とす。
  • Clean the microwave. Boil a solution of 1/4 C. vinegar and 1 C. water in the
    microwave. Will loosen splattered on food and deodorize.
    電子レンジを清潔に。
  • Dissolve rust from bolts and other metals. Soak in full strength vinegar.
    金属のさびを取る。
  • Get rid of cooking smells. Let simmer a small pot of vinegar and water solution.
    料理のにおいをとる。
  • Unclog steam iron. Pour equal amounts of vinegar and water into the iron’s water chamber. Turn selector to “steam” and leave the iron on for 5 minutes in an upright position. Then unplug and allow to cool. Any loose particles should come out when you empty the water.
    スチームアイロンの詰まりを取る。
  • Clean a scorched iron plate. Heat equal parts vinegar and salt in a small pan. Rub solution on the cooled iron surface to remove dark or burned stains.
    焦げたアイロン台をきれいに。
  • Get rid of lint in clothes. Add 1/2 C. vinegar to the rinse cycle.
    糸くずを取り除く。
  • Keep colors from running. Immerse clothes in full strength vinegar before washing. This is especially effective with black clothes.
    衣服の色あせ防止。(特に黒いもの)
  • Freshen up the washing machine. Periodically, pour a cup of vinegar in the machine and let it run through a regular cycle (no clothes added). Will dissolve soap residue.
    洗濯機を清潔に。
  • Brighten fabric colors. Add a 1/2 cup vinegar to the rinse cycle.
    衣類の色を鮮やかに。
  • Take grease off suede. Dip a toothbrush in vinegar and gently brush over grease spot.
    スエードのべたべたを取り除く。
  • Remove tough stains. Gently rub on fruit, jam, mustard, coffee, or tea stains. Then wash as usual.
    頑固なさびを取り除く。
  • Get smoke smell out of clothes. Add one C. vinegar to a bathtub of hot water. Hang clothes above the steam.
    衣類についたタバコのにおいを取り除く。
  • Remove decals. Brush with a couple coats of vinegar. Allow to soak in, then wash off.
  • Clean eyeglasses. Wipe each lens with a drop of vinegar.
    眼鏡をきれいに。
  • Freshen cut flowers. Add 2 T. vinegar and 1 t. sugar for each quart of water.
    切花を元気に保つ。
  • Put in a big spray bottle and spray your feet every morning before you put your socks on if you have athlete’s foot. This quickly takes care of the itch.
    水虫のかゆみ防止。
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