All kitchens have a life of their own – things invariably tend to go haywire. Ranging from not wanting to cut onions because of their smell and their effect on your eyes to not knowing whether the strawberries you bought yesterday are ripe, one faces quite a few complications while working in a kitchen. Here are 10 fun and interesting hacks that may make your life in the kitchen easier.
- To peel ginger, use a spoon to scrape off the skin. This minimises the amount of ginger that goes waste and it easily removes the skin from places that can’t be reached by a peeler.
- Did you know that oiling your cutting boards regularly will prevent them from warping or cracking. It will help preserve your cutting board for much longer.
- Using fresh lemon juice will help remove the onion scent from your hands.
- To avoid watery eyes while cutting onions, place the peeled and halved onion in the freezer for 5 minutes before cutting them.
- Unbaked cookie dough can be wrapped and kept in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours or in the freezer for up to 9 months.
- One way to find out if your cranberries are ripe is to bounce them on the table. Ripe cranberries bounce like a rubber ball when thrown. So if they do, then it means that your cranberries are ripe.
- Rubbing vinegar on your fish that hasn’t been scaled will make scaling the fish much easier.
- Musty smell from your freezer can be gotten rid of by putting clean sock filled with coffee granules in the freezer.
- You need not throw away the extra wine that you poured in your glass and couldn’t drink. Pour it into an ice tray and freeze. This way, you can preserve the wine for any sauces that you are cooking.
- Put a few grains of raw rice in your salt shaker. It will absorb any moisture and give you more control over how much salt you put in your food.
That’s it for now from us. If you have any interesting tips to share, make sure to let us know in the comments!