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August ~ September
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Published by Robin A Cartledge  ABN 19 924 273 138  Low Head, Tasmania 7253



Grandpa Pencil finds out how to remove
Stinky
Fish Smells

Regardless of whether you have cooked one fish or a thousand, you have caught and cleaned a boatload of fish or just one - you are bound to be walking around for days smelling like an old fish.

 


Flickr/Creative Commons/Andrea Pokrzywinski.

So just how do you remove that awful smell from your hands?

Easy peasy! Simply splash a little milk onto the affected area, rub in and leave for a minute or two before washing your hands normally. Shazam! No more fish smell.

Likewise, you can clean up your knfe, cutting board and other affected kitchen tools to ensure that the smell and taste are not transferred to other dishes.

Reducing The Fishy Taste

There are many people who, whilst loving fish, can not stand the fishy taste - so how do we cater to them?

Pour some milk into a plate and place the fish in it for a minute or so per side, pat dry with a paper towel and cook as required. No more fishy taste.

Why Is It So?

Trimethylamine oxide is a common chemical in living things—it is colourless, odourless, and produced by normal metabolic processes. When a fish or shellfish is killed however, it breaks down into Trimethylamine, which is the chemical responsible for that fishy smell that we all know so well.
Milk's casein bonds to trimethylamine and extracts the fishy smell


Grandpa Pencil finds some
Aboriginal names of Towns and Suburbs

This section includes seventy Australian towns and suburbs with names derived from various indigenous language groups along with their meaning/s.
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Grandpa Pencil Learns about
Weight vs Mass

It may seem a bit silly, but old pencils like me get really confused by things like mass and weight. They really do seem to be the same thing, but they are not, are they?



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