Saturday, 26 April 2014

Everyday Kitchen Tips...

Chill your wine with grapes...
...frozen grapes are a great summertime snack but they're also perfect for keeping drinks (not just wine) cold without watering them down
*for iced coffee freeze some leftover coffee in ice-cube trays!

Peel ginger with a spoon...
...the skin looks super tough, but it's actually very thin and using a spoon gets all of it off very easily without wasting too much of the ginger like cutting it off with a knife would

Pit avocados in quarters...
...if you cut an avocado into quarters the pit will pop right off of the last section
...it's also easier to peel the skin from the quarters than it is from halves

Wooden spoons prevent boiling over...
...if you place a wooden spoon across the top of a pot with boiling water in it, it'll prevent the pot from boiling over
...part of it is due to the wood absorbing the moisture so don't try it with a metal spoon

Bread prevents staleness...
...placing a piece of bread in a container of brown sugar prevents it from hardening and clumping
...if you have a cake in the fridge you can place a piece of bread where you've cut a slice out and it'll prevent the cake from drying up

Roll a lemon or lime before juicing...
...by rolling the citrus fruit on a flat surface under the palm of your hand it causes the cells to burst therefore allowing you to extract more juice

Use a shell to scoop up the shell...
...it's hard to avoid getting a tiny piece of egg shell in the bowl occasionally when cracking them open
...use one of the egg shell halves to scoop it out
*if this doesn't work try wetting your hands and then picking the piece out

Reheat like a doughnut...

...if you're reheating foods like pasta and rice in the microwave make a hole in the centre of the plate so the food looks like a doughnut shape
...it allows the food to heat up evenly so you don't need to stir it constantly

Enjoy!
R