Archive for the ‘Tip’ Category

Perfect Popcorn

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Must try this one…

The right way to add sauce to your pasta.

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

How to add the sauce to your pasta. Or the pasta to your sauce.

How to core iceberg lettuce. In three seconds.

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Get the Garlic or Onion Smell Off Your Hands with a Spoon

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Sugar Tips

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
Sugar

Gave up sugar for lent and now havetoo much of it at home? Here are ten uses for sugar I bet you never thought of … it even tells you how to get your fire going and (in an unrelated tip) how to soothe a burnt tongue.

10 Extraordinary uses for Sugar

How to crack an egg

Monday, April 11th, 2011
Cracked Egg

Nice video explaining how to crack and egg so you don’t get shell in your mixture and raw egg running down the side of the bowl.

The secret? Use a flat surface!

http://www.cooksillustrated.com/video/default.asp?newVideo=y&docid=23354&Extcode=L1DN1BA00

Reuse Onion Bags as cleaning tools

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011
Onion Bag

Here’s another kitchen hack you can try, instead of messing up your regular kitchen brush or sponge cut up an onion bag. I guess it will have scourability and is good for the environment but whether it works or not is a different question. Answers on a postcard please.

http://www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/004744.php

Seal plastic bags using a bottle cap

Monday, October 4th, 2010
Cliff Town House Hotel

Here’s a novel idea from http://www.re-nest.com on how to seal plastic bags, as bottle caps are not normally recyclable you can save the planet while you are at it.

Reuse your bottle caps

Peeling a hard boiled egg

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Don’t like peeling hard boiled eggs? It’s easy, just put your lips together and blow…

The Truth Is Out There

Friday, August 27th, 2010
Kitchen Myths

Have you ever wondered if the alcohol you drown the Christmas pudding is actually burnt off in the flame or if baking soda really does absorb nasty niffs? Look no further: http://www.pgacon.com/KitchenMyths.htm will tell you all you need to know plus some other interesting facts (or non-facts).

Print it out and carry it around so you can amaze people with your pedantry when they tell you something this is not true.