7 Kitchen Tips & Simple Solutions

Blossom Lady
Apr 09, 2021 03:55 AM
7 Kitchen Tips & Simple Solutions

Kitchen hacks and simple solutions are amazing because they make our lives easier, save time, and minimize effort. Regardless of skill level—whether you’re a novice, naturally gifted in the kitchen, or simply blessed with many years of experience—these quick and clever kitchen hacks are sure to change how you cook for the better. I hope, these simple ideas and tips will make your time in the kitchen a little bit more pleasant!

Pop secret seasoning

7 Kitchen Tips & Simple Solutions
Sprinkling popcorn with table salt usually results in a pile of salt at the bottom of the bowl—and a bland snack. Clingy superfine popcorn salt is available for purchase, but it’s easy to make your own.
1. Pulse salt in a spice grinder for about 30 seconds (its texture should be very fine). Pour the pulsed salt into an empty spice jar fitted with a perforated shaker lid.
2. Season the popcorn in a very large bowl, carefully stirring to evenly distribute the salt.
10

Efficient spinach draining

7 Kitchen Tips & Simple Solutions
Removing excess water from thawed frozen spinach by pressing it against a colander or squeezing it by hand or in a towel inevitably leaves little green bits everywhere. Here’s a neater approach: puncture the bag a few times with a fork and set it inside a bowl to defrost. Once the spinach has thawed, squeeze the bag; water drains out through the holes without mess or waste.
11

Well-pressed spinach

7 Kitchen Tips & Simple Solutions
Squeezing cooked spinach dry is a tedious but necessary step before incorporating it into a recipe. Here’s a very effective method for doing so: place the waterlogged spinach in a colander in the sink and position a slightly smaller glass bowl on top. Then squeeze the two vessels together, pressing out the unwanted liquid.
9

Quicker blanched spinach

7 Kitchen Tips & Simple Solutions
When a recipe calls for blanching spinach, it means boiling lots of water for a mere 30-second plunge. Speed things up by heating the water in a teakettle and pouring it over the spinach, placed in a colander. Boil 4 to 6 cups of water in a teakettle. Place 1 pound of cleaned and stemmed spinach in a colander set in the sink. Pour the boiling water over the spinach in a steady stream to wilt. Shock the spinach with cold running water, squeeze out the excess moisture, then use as directed in the recipe.
8

Strawberry spoon

7 Kitchen Tips & Simple Solutions
The serrated tip of a grapefruit spoon is a better tool than a paring knife for removing the green crown from strawberries. It’s faster, easier to maneuver, and wastes less fruit.
9

Faster strawberry hulling

7 Kitchen Tips & Simple Solutions
Many cooks do not own a strawberry huller. However, they may have a drinking straw, which makes the perfect replacement tool. Pushed through the bottom up to the top, a straw cores and hulls whole strawberries quickly and easily.
6

Making perfect dipped berries

7 Kitchen Tips & Simple Solutions
Here’s a quick way to solve the problem of uneven-looking chocolate-dipped strawberries. Rather than laying them on waxed paper once they’ve been dipped, try following this procedure: use scissors to trim the edges from an empty egg carton. Trim the tall center divider from the egg carton. Then place the strawberries, dipped side up, in the egg holes of the trimmed carton.
8
Like!3
Add to bookmarks
Assign tags
Loading...
No comments