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Wisconsin Is Known For Their Cheese, So Why Not De-Ice Their Roads With It??

Filed under: Tech TalkMama NatureFood

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LOLz! It's like the punchline of a ridiculous joke about Wisconsin and how they make cheese or something — but we get the feeling they'll be the ones with the last laugh if they can pull this off!

They're going to use CHEESE to de-ice their roads!

Well, salty cheese brine to be exact! They're mixing it with traditional road salt, which is super expensive. Just last year Milwaukee spent about $6 million on that salt alone, and it creates a harmful runoff when the ice melts!

Plus it's SUPER hard on cars!

So the city has joined a $6,500 pilot project! The science is like this: for every eight gallons of cheese producers' leftover wastewater, it will be mixed with a ton of rock salt. The best kind of brine comes from provolone and mozzarella, as they don't need much preparation before hittin' the ice!

Apparently there has been no negative backlash from this yet — no reports of excess lactose intolerance, or gross smells!

Sounds like an awesome solution to us!

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Need Pickles In A Hurry? Try Quick Pickling!

Filed under: Etc.FoodAdviceMariko Amekodommo

Everybody loves pickles, right?!

Right! And even if you're screaming no at your computer screen, don't worry, you can pickle just about any veggie!

That's exactly what Mariko plans to show us how to do in this new video!

There are some inneresting new spices in her recipe and she pickles some veggies we never would've thought to pickle.

What pickling secrets await us? Guess you'll have to just watch the video (above) and learn all about quick pickling!

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