Thursday, June 20, 2019

20 cooking and kitchen lifehacks

In the kitchen, you can not do without a variety of tricks. This applies not only to cooking but also to the food storage and preparation for the cooking process. We are sure that every housewife has her own secrets uses them with success.

Nevertheless, we have prepared some more useful culinary and kitchen tips. You may have already heard about them but did not believe they could work as well as the rest will definitely reveal something new for you.

  1. Do not buy black pepper in the store. It is better to grind whole pepper in a coffee grinder or blender. You can also add carnations - and you will get just a wonderful spice mix!
  2. Check whether the egg is fresh using a glass of water. If the egg floats, it is a sign that it is better not to eat it. If it sinks, then everything is ok.
  3. To easily peel the garlic, smash the hard peel with the back of a knife.
  4. To remove excess fat from the soup, let it cool and then put it in the refrigerator for several hours. The fat will cool and turn into one thick layer, it can be easily removed with a spoon.
  5. To smoothly cut a soft cheese or cake, use plain, non-flavored dental floss or thin fishing line.
  6. After use, the blender is best washed like this: add some water to the beating bowl and turn on the blender for a few seconds so that the blade is well cleaned, then rinse as usual.
  7. If the dish in the oven has not yet prepared but begins to burn - cover it with foil.
  8. To keep the salt dry and crumbly, put some rice grains in the salt shaker.
  9. If you don't have a rolling pin to roll out the dough, use an empty bottle of wine. Or full.
  10. Freeze leftover sauces, broth or small portions of water in plastic bags. Then they will last longer and take up less space.
  11. If you urgently need capers to prepare a meal but do not have them at home - pitted green olives or gherkins will do.
  12. Beets can be not only boiled but baked! Bake a whole beer, sprinkled with salt, adding some honey and balsamic sauce to the tase. Wrap each one separately in foil and put them in the oven for 40 minutes.
  13. When you put the chicken meat on skewers for a barbecue, do it across the grain. Chicken meat is very gentle and can easily fall off the skewers if placed improperly.
  14. Pork can be prepared the next way. Rub it with oil so that the meat absorbs it - the pieces will be slightly oily. Do not pour oil into the pan, smear a little bit of it so that the pork does not burn.
  15. Do not rush to cook meat immediately after purchase. Put it in a refrigerator for a couple of hours to rest. You will be surprised how this will change the taste.
  16. For the porridge to be more healthy and vitamin dense, it should be boiled in water, and milk and sugar should be added when it is almost ready. The fact is that lactose and sucrose at high temperatures bind to proteins not digested in our body as a result.
  17. If you are not a fan of dandelion leaf salad, soak the leaves for 30–40 minutes in salted water and enjoy an extremely healthy meal. As the leaves will leave all the bitterness.
  18. If you do not have butter at home or want to prepare a healthy version of bakery products, you can replace it with ripe avocado or banana, but in the second case, the ready sweets will be more firm.
  19. Fat-free cream, or buttermilk, can be made at home. Add a tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice to a glass of milk.
  20. If you are cooking homemade noodles or Italian pasta, use a pizza cutter to cut even and thin strips.