Why is it that cooking is a breeze for some people, while a lot of us literally slog it out in the kitchen? The difference lies in expertise as well as making use of some handy tips. Did you know that you did not have to peel the skin off every garlic clove with your hands? We bet you didn’t.
So, Read On To Know Some Of The Life Hacks That Could Help You Breeze Through The Kitchen Chores
Use Tongs For Squeezing Lemon:
You don’t have to use a juicer for squeezing the juice out of a lemon, a simple pair tongs can help you do the same. Using tongs also spares you from having to wash the juicer once you are done.
Easy Way To Pit Cherries:
We all love eating cherries, but most of us don’t like to spit out the cherry pits. Trying to extract the pits by hand is way messier than spitting them out. The next time you want to eat some cherries, do this. Place a cherry on top of an open soda bottle. Take a chopstick and poke through the center of the cherry. The pit will fall into the bottle leaving you with the tasty cherry.
Test The Effectiveness Of Baking Soda:
It is always better to find out if a kitchen ingredient is still good to use, especially if it has been bought quite some time back. For doing this, just mix a quarter spoon of baking soda to about 2 teaspoons of vinegar. Bubbling indicates that the baking soda is still good, otherwise get another one.
Stay Hydrated The Easy Way:
If you don’t like drinking plain water, then this a useful tip is for you. You can easily make flavored water at home using your favorite fruits. Just mix in fresh fruits of your choice with water and ice. The flavor of the fruit will get infused into the water and you will have tasty flavored water for drinking. You can also try adding a few herbs and spices to the water to get additional flavor.
Keep Your Brown Sugar Soft:
Brown sugar has a tendency to go hard. You can prevent this from happening by just throwing in a piece of bread when you store brown sugar. You do not have to change the piece of bread as the sugar will prevent the bread from molding.
Serve Drinks With Frozen Fruits:
You can try serving drinks with frozen fruits instead of ice cubes. The frozen fruits will not only add a subtle flavor to the drink, but they also do not end up watering the drink like ice cubes.
No one likes their butter hard as it is quite difficult to slice and spread hard butter. If you are expecting guests and you have forgotten to get the butter out of the fridge, there is an easy trick to soften butter quickly. Just warm up a small glass bowl and place it upside down over the butter. You can warm up the glass by placing it in the microwave for a few seconds or by running warm water over it.
Trick To Easily Remove Broken Egg Shells:
While cracking an egg, it is usually inevitable that some small piece of the egg shell finds its way into the bowl. Those who have tried removing the stray egg shells with their hands know how difficult this task is. The next time this happens, just wet your fingers and try again. The small pieces of egg shell should adhere to your fingers right away.
Peel Garlic Cloves:
Garlic is quite good for health and also imparts additional flavor to the dishes. But, it is quite a pain to peel the garlic cloves. Not only is the task monotonous but it also leaves behind a pungent smell on the hands. You will be surprised to know that there is a very easy way to peel garlic cloves. Just put unpeeled garlic in a closed container or bottle and shake the daylights out of it. Open the container and you will be amazed to find the garlic cloves peeled as if by magic.
The Egg Trick:
How to find out if the egg is rotten? Just put it in a bowl of water and you will know. If the egg floats in the water without sinking, it is rotten. If the egg sinks and rests on its side at the bottom, it is good. If the egg sinks but rests upright at the bottom, it is about to go bad and you better eat it soon.