People from all over the globe have discovered the beauty of “Tips in Cooking” and “Natural Remedies”. Sharing these secrets, combined with a few simple hints and techniques will always make our life easier with a healthy touch to life.
Draw out Eggplant bitterness
Slice and sprinkle with salt – leave 30 min. Rinse slices in cold water. Pat dry and fry.
Eggs – Are they fresh?
Fill small bowl with cold water, add 4 tsp salt. Place egg in salted water. If the egg sinks, it’s fresh!
How to get rid of Silverfish
Throw some fresh cloves around on the floor and cupboards. They will disappear!!
Skin a Tomato – Score a cross slightly into skin from top to bottom – place into boiling water for 2 min. Cool and peel.
Once exposed to air, apples/bananas/avocados will brown
To maintain their beautiful fresh colour, squeeze lemon juice over fruit.
Sensational Hazelnut Mousse – Quick & Easy
Beat and whip 300ml thickened cream and fold in 1 large jar of Nutella. Refrigerate until set.
Instead of using breadcrumbs for rissoles, use 1-2 handfuls of uncrushed rice bubbles instead. Perfect result!
Shop for fresh local produce such as cauliflower and broccoli. Clean and portion. Place into freezer bags and freeze.
During boiling process, add a few drops of lemon juice. This will whiten the rice.
To remove strong odour on hands after cooking with onions or garlic
Wet hands and sprinkle with baking soda. Rub into hands and rinse.
Keep flour fresh
Flour will remain fresh and last longer if placed into a sealed container in the refrigerator.
Store in a dark, cool area. Place a fresh apple amongst potatoes once a week to prevent budding.
To avoid staining plastic containers with tomato based foods, try spraying container with a non stick cooking spray first.
If wine cork expands, soak cork in boiling water for several minutes and the cork will easily fit back into bottle.
Removing skin from Almonds
To remove skin easily from almonds, soak in hot water for 20 minutes.
Keep Celery fresh
Keep celery fresh and crisp for a longer period of time by wrapping in aluminium foil. Refrigerate.
Scatter boric powder in kitchen corners – cockroaches will disappear!!
Peeling Garlic Cloves
Garlic cloves are easier to peel if placed in warm water beforehand.
Always flour Dough
Always flour rolling pin or place in freezer for a few minutes to prevent dough from sticking to it.
Once boiled, drain hot water and add cold water. This will separate noodles.
Store uncooked popcorn in freezer.
Popcorn always pops better when frozen.
Storing Onions & Potatoes
Always store onions and potatoes separately otherwise potatoes will rot quickly.
For sparkling clean mirrors, wipe with boiled potato skins.
Add 1/4 lemon to water when boiling cauliflower, as this will prevent cauliflower from going grey and will maintain it’s white appearance.
Add 1 tsp baking powder per kg of potato to make mashed potato white and fluffy.
How to peel Garlic Cloves
Microwave for 10 seconds and they will pop out of their skin.
Storing Carrots & Apples
Always store carrots and apples separately, otherwise carrots will become bitter.
To prevent bugs from crawling into your pantry and nesting in your flour, place a few bay leaves inside flour container.
Cool Summer Treats
Place grapes in freezer. They are delicious frozen.
Whipped Lite Cream
Lite cream can be whipped by adding egg white.
Perfect Ice Cubes
Fill ice cube tray with hot water and your frozen ice cubes will be perfect and clear.
Sprinkle crushed curry leaves to keep houseflies away!!
Splitting Layer Cakes
To split a layer cake or to cut through the dough for cinnamon rolls, use a flavorless, unwaxed dental floss.