By Julia Pantoga
I was visiting my sister the recently, when she called from the kitchen, “Hey, Domestic Goddess, do you know how to get fish smell out of the microwave?” I was in the other room showing my niece some music videos on this blog. I disinterestedly yelled back, “No idea. And don’t call me that.”
My sister yelled, “I’m going to try microwaving a lemon. Does that sound right to you?”
A few minutes later, she came to the door and proudly said, “It worked.” She’s a Domestic Goddess too. Most of us are. Here’s what she did:
1. Wiped the microwave down to remove all residue.
2. Cut a lemon in half and squeezed the lemon juice out of it onto a paper towel folded into quarters.
3. Placed the lemon halves in the middle of the towel in the microwave and ran it on high for 1 minute.
After cleaning the microwave, she went back to making Macaroni and Cheese from a recipe in Mark Bittman’s cookbook, How to Cook, which turned out great. My nephew said, “This is so much better than that stuff that comes out of a box.”