With all this pleasant weather we've been trying to BBQ/grill as often as possible. Our large bag of Trader Joe's lump charcoal has been fueling the flames, cooking our burgers and steaks with beautiful results. But did you know you can take some of those charcoal briquets and use them to neutralize the odours of all those BBQ leftovers (remember to throw out that funky smelling potato salad ). Just place 5-10 pieces of plain, non-fuel soaked (and obviously unlit) charcoal briquets placed onto a plate or pan in your fridge, and the odours should be absorbed overnight. I'd recommend using the briquets afterward, but I wonder if they'd impart the odours absorbed while cooking with them, and the idea of leftovers scent on my babyback ribs doesn't sound so appetizing.
[Image from the fun foodie blog Soul Fusion Kitchen]