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Cooking Kitchen Tips

  1. Cooking Kitchen Tips for Vegetables::

    Cooking Kitchen Tips for Garlic:
    • Garlic cloves can be kept in the freezer.
    • When ready to use peel and chop before thawing.
    • After the garlic is used up, you can use the garlic- flavoured oil.
  2. Cooking Kitchen Tips For Onions:
    • Keep dry onions from sprouting and becoming soft, wrap individually in foil. They will stay firm for some time.
    • Once an onion has been cut in half, rub the leftover side with butter and it will keep fresh longer.
    • The flavour of onions in your salad but not the onions themselves, quarter an onion and leave it in the salad for an hour or so. Remove the quarters when you serve the salad.
    • Onion will brown faster if fried with paprika.
    • When peeling an onion, slice off both ends and slice down through the skin. you can remove the skin in one piece.
  3. Cooking Kitchen Tips for Chopping Onions:
    • You will shed less tears if you cut the root end of the onion off last.
    • Freeze or refrigerate before chopping.
    • Peel under cold running water.
    • Periodically rinse hands under cold water while chopping to reduce tears.
  4. Cooking Kitchen Tips for Potatoes:
    • To make mashed potatoes, overcooked potatoes can become soggy when the milk is added. Sprinkle with dry powdered milk for the fluffiest mashed potatoes..
    • You can bake potatoes in a hurry if you boil them in salted water for ten minutes and place in your oven. Or, if you cut a thin slice from each end before placing them in the oven. Or, if you insert a nail in each. This will shorten the required baking time by fifteen minutes.
    • If you have sliced or peeled more potatoes than necessary, cover them with cold water and add a teaspoon of vinegar. They will keep in the fridge for upto four days.
    • You can crisp soggy potato wafers by putting them on a baking tray and heating for a few minutes. this can be applied to soggy cereals and crackers as well.
  5. Wilted Vegetables:
    • If fresh vegetables are wilted or blemished, pick off the brown edges. Sprinkle with cool water, wrap in towel and refrigerate for an hour or so
    • Perk up soggy lettuce by adding lemon juice to a bowl of cold water and soak for an hour in the fridge.
    • Douse quickly in hot and then ice water with a little apple cider vinegar added.
    • Lettuce and celery will crisp up fast if you place it in a pan of cold water and add a few raw sliced potatoes.
  6. Cooking Kitchen Tips General Hints:
    • Save those egg shells. They are excellent for cleaning stained bottles or jars. Crush a handful, put them in the jar, add a little soap and water and swish around.
    • Keep a clean powder puff in your flour canister. Its great for dusting pastry pans without wasting flour.
    • For really dry-jars and bottles for storage, place a cube of sugar in the container after washing. The sugar will absorb the moisture.
    • While cooking vegetables that give off unpleasant odours, simmer a small pan of vinegar on the top of the stove. Or, add vinegar to the cooking water. unpleasent odours will vanish!.
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Cooking Kitchen Tips