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Dear Heloise: Save “green” food scraps (potato peelings, carrot peelings, celery ends/leaves, etc.) in a container in the freezer. When full, remove leftover frozen green waste and boil to make vegetable broth. Strain, then use the broth for cooking. You can place boiled leftovers in the appropriate trash can or recycling container or in a compost heap. — Kay K., via email

CHOOSE A PAYMENT DATE

Dear Héloïse: I have been a victim of credit card fraud from time to time, about a year or two apart. Each time I had to get a new card with new numbers. So I stopped allowing automatic payment from my credit cards. Now I tell them that I will automatically send them a payment on a specific date. If they don’t like it, I don’t need their product or service.

No more hassles of having to notify a long list of people of a new credit card number. Good day.– Louie Schirm, Emery, South Dakota

SOUND OFF

Dear Héloïse: Your voice is so respected, and I would like you to pass this hint to the networks that show highlights, graphics, etc., and insist on playing music while the commentators are “Analyzing” highlight or graphic. This forces the analyzers to speak over the music. (Specifically, Golf Channel does.) As an aging senior with aging hearing who enjoys watching these networks, I implore them to weed out the alleged “Context” music and listen to announcers. I contacted some networks without any response. – A Lifetime Reader, Maui

GRADUATION GIFT

Dear Héloïse: Just read your index in the Omaha World Herald on graduate gifts. The best my kids ever got was a little toolbox with the basics. I told the guy who gave it to her that it was the best thing ever. My kid got it for his high school graduation, and we just moved him to Madison, Washington for his first job. He still has it intact. —Pete Balerd, Columbus, Nebraska

Send a money or time saving tip to Heloise, PO Box 795001, San Antonio, TX 78279-5001, or you can fax it to 1-210-HELOISE or email it to [email protected] .com. I cannot respond to your letter personally, but I will use the best advice received in my column.

SCENT SNEAKERS

Dear Héloïse: When the sneakers smell bad and you don’t have time to do a full wash, here’s my hint for instant good results. Take a can of bathroom freshener, spray it inside the shoes on the insoles from heel to toe, then let it dry. Your shoes will instantly smell fresh. I love reading your column in the Long Beach Press-Telegram. —Thomas Lawson, Long Beach, CA

OBSERVATION

Dear Héloïse: A standard “box” of ground coffee weighs just under two pounds, depending on the grind. More “boxes” of this size will yield 100 to 200 cups of brewed coffee, with the particular cup ranging from 12 ounces up to 6 ounces.

I just bought a few “boxes” on sale from a major brand for $7.99 each. That’s about $0.04 per cup for a 6-ounce pour — or about $0.007 per ounce.

Meanwhile, a pack of 12 K-cups for coffee machines can cost between $0.25 and $1.00 per cup, or more depending on the brand. —Jeff Tolliver, Columbus, Ohio



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