Cork as Heat Protector

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.

New use: cork as pot holderPhoto: Nicole Hill Gerulat; Styling: Kristine Trevino

For a heat protector, slip a cork or two under a lid's handle and you'll always have something safe to grab.

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Watercress

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