8 Practical Kitchen Tricks
How to choose a juicy lemon?
When you take a lemon in your hand, it should be firm and heavy according to its size. The crust should be a light yellow, with no green spots.
Most juicy lemons have a thin crust. As a rule, lemons with thick crust have less juice. Lemons with a smooth surface usually have a thin crust and are juicy. Skip lemons with exceptionally relief surface.
Cleaning badly mucked-up pots and pans
Burned food in a pan or pot annoys every housewife. But there is a trick which significantly facilitates the tedious rubbing.
Sprinkle baking soda on the entire bottom of the pot and pour a little water, just enough to cover the bottom. Leave to stand for a few hours. The cleaning will be much easier.
Another way to achieve the same without using anything except water, is to put water in the pot and let it boil for a few minutes.
How to measure the honey more accurate?
Honey sticks to the surface of the spoon or cup, therefore is difficult to measure accurately the amount of honey which is required by recipe.
To solve this problem, brush the spoon or cup with a little olive oil. So honey will slip and you can use the entire amount that you measure.
Or, firstly dip the spoon in hot water, then use it for measuring the honey.
Easy way to type a message on cake
Decorating the cake can be very hard, especially if you need to write a message like "Happy Birthday" with some special characters, or if you want to draw a shape.
Do not rush to draw with the cooking syringe. Take a toothpick and type the words gently. In that way you can easily distribute the letters at the same distance, and to adjust where is necessary. In the end, it is much easier tracking the lines with the syringe, than drawing with the syringe directly.
How to prevent browning of peeled and trimmed potatoes?
If you are preparing a big lunch or dinner and don't have time to peel and chop the potatoes just before cooking, you can do it much earlier, yet they preserve their light yellow color.
In order not to turn brown, place the potatoes in a bowl of cold water and place the bowl in the refrigerator. If the potatoes are completely submerged, there is no need to worry.
How to keep fresh peeled apples
If you want your peeled apple to keep fresh and maintain its color, put on him a few drops of lemon.
To save the beautiful white color of the rice, add a few drops of lemon while cooking.
Protect potatoes of developing sprouts
The key to keeping potatoes fresh is to keep them cool and in dark place. Also, don't store them near other fruits, because they will boost sprouting of potatoes.