Here are some more hacks to make life easier in the kitchen

I promised in yesterday’s post that today would carry on our conversation regarding incredibly helpful and savvy hacks to try out in the kitchen.

These hacks are not exclusively for the kitchen; they’re affiliated with food and cooking, but that isn’t to say you can’t apply this knowledge to other facets of life.

Again, this information comes from

“Use vegetable water in gravy: You might already use the juices from roasted meat in your gravy, but don’t forget about veggies. Add the nutrient-rich water from boiled veg and any run-off from a roasting tin as well. It’ll make for a flavourful gravy packed with vitamins.

“Add nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavour: Nutritional yeast is a great way to add a rich cheesiness to dairy-free dishes. In fact, these flakes are an essential vegan store cupboard ingredient.

“Revive old bread with water: Sprinkle a few tablespoons of water over bread that’s a few days old, then stick it in a hot oven for a few minutes. It’ll bring your stale loaf back to life. This trick works best on whole, unsliced loaves like baguettes, sourdough or ciabatta.

“Store herbs like flowers: Want to know the secret for making cut herbs last? Keep them upright in about 5cm (2 inches) of water as you would a bunch of flowers. Shelter them from direct sunlight and change the water regularly. They’ll stay fresher for longer.

“Rescue burnt biscuits with a grater: Don’t throw away biscuits that are burnt on the bottom or edges. Carefully grate off any blackened bits and they’ll be perfectly edible. If they’re a little misshapen, dip the biscuits in melted chocolate and leave to cool. Icing also covers a multitude of sins.

“Microwave lemons to get more juice: Get more juice from a lemon by microwaving it on high for around 20 seconds. It’ll be warmer and softer than straight from the fridge, making the citrus fruit easier to squeeze. It’s a must-try hack if you’re making lemonade too,” the web page states.

I absolutely recommend checking out all 50 hacks listed on, as some of them are seriously genius.

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