As promised, I figured I would share some more nifty and pretty useful kitchen and cooking hacks with all of you in a continuation of my post a couple of days ago. Again, this information comes from greatist.com.
“Though you technically can eat strawberries whole, most of us would rather not. Press a straw through the bottom of a strawberry until it breaks through the top and takes the hull — the white part of the center of the berry — with it. Remove any remaining leaves with your fingers.
“Before grating semi-soft cheeses such as fontina and fresh mozzarella, freeze it for about 30 minutes. This hardens it up, making it easier to grate.
“Coat a measuring cup or spoon with hot water or a dab of cooking oil (or spray) before measuring sticky substances such as molasses or honey. The heat or oil will help it slide right off and into a mixing bowl without leaving any behind.
“When cooking an entire turkey or chicken, ice the breast of the bird. Since the dark thigh meat needs more time to cook than the white breast meat, chilling the breasts will promote even cooking.
“When reheating pizza or baked goods, place a cup of water in the microwave alongside them to add moisture to the air (therefore keeping the food from drying out).
“Place a piece of wax paper over ice cream before putting it back in the freezer. The barrier will help prevent freezer burn!” the website states.
I absolutely recommend checking out the entirety of the article I linked above as there are plenty more hacks mentioned to enhance your presence in the kitchen. This particular article from greatist.com offers tips and hacks I’ve never heard of, and some of them are rather genius, I have to say. There has never been more information available to us to improve our culinary skills, and using the hacks provided by greatist.com, among others, will make you a kitchen wizard in no time.
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