• To relieve a sore throat, cut a lemon in half, skewer half over a medium flame on a gas stove or an electric burner set on high and roast until the peel turns golden brown. Cool slightly, then mix the juice with 1 teaspoon of honey. • Whiten fingernails by rubbing a wedge on them. • Remove soft cheese or other sticky foods from a grater by rubbing both sides with the pulp side of a cut lemon. • Create blond highlights by adding a quarter-cup lemon juice to three-quarters cup water and rinse your hair with it. Sun dry your hair.
Bonnie Trafelet, Chicago Tribune