Do you wish you were a better cook? There are some cooking tips and tricks that can help you improve your cooking, make it easier and save time.
What is cooking without spices? Rule number one with spices is that when they are ground they lose their flavor and aroma fast. You need to replace them often or just grind some whenever you need them. If you want more flavor out of your dry spices, do this trick. Put the spices in a skillet over medium heat until they become more aromatic. Use only whole spices.
Use wood, bamboo or plastic cutting board. Before you start cutting, place damp paper or kitchen towel under it. This way it won’s slip.
Lemons are your best friend. Always keep them handy in the fridge. This will keep them fresh longer and you will always have fresh lemon juice for your recipes. Don’t throw out squeezed rinds, instead use them to clean your wooden cutting boards.
Cracking eggs on the edge of a bowl can contaminate your food with shell shards. Always crack your eggs on a flat surface.
When slicing avocado, always do it with the skin on. If you don’t need to use both halves, leave the pit in the other half to prevent it from darkening and save it for later.
There is a way to store greens and keep them fresh longer. Put them in a resealable plastic bag with a paper towel inside. The paper towel will absorb the moisture and prevent them from becoming saggy.
To ensure a crispy golden crust wash and dry your chicken, season it with salt and put it in the fridge uncovered. Let it sit there for a few hours. This will dry the skin and it will roast perfectly.
When cutting vegetables don’t though the leftover scraps. Instead, place them in a resealable plastic bag in the freezer. Keep filling the bag every time you cook. Make vegetable stock from them.
Everyone hates hard butter. There are two ways you can soften it. The first is by cutting it in small pieces and increasing the surface area and it will warm up faster. A quicker way is to keep it in its wrapper and microwave it for 5 seconds at low power level and heat.
The way to keep cheese from sticking to the grater is to spray the cheese grater with some nonstick spray beforehand.