Category Archives: Cooking Tips

A perfect product to cook if you are inattentive

Everyone knows that the process of preparing the food requires some time and attention. If you forget about your boiling potatoes, you will get them burnt probably. The same thing concerns overcooking – if you don’t take your potatoes away, they will become look like a cream. Surely, they won’t be looking so delicious.

But the specialists claim that there are some products, which are good with the overcooking. Frankly speaking, it’s almost impossible to overcook them. One of them is mushrooms. This vegetable will be OK even if you boil it too long.

How do we know it? Well, the America’s Test Kitchen project made this experiment and proved it in the real life. In comparison with other vegetables, mushrooms remain tender for the longest period of time, being steamed. This means that in the real life, mushrooms also remain tendered and delicious, even if you keep in pan for too long.

As the scientists claim, there is a simple explanation for the fact that mushrooms are so tender. Their cell structure, as well as the polymers, can withstand heat easily. That’s why they remain their vitamins and minerals as well.

So, forgetting mushrooms in the pan is not dangerous – your dish won’t be spoiled even in this way. On the other hand, mushrooms are quite useful for us, because of their natural ability.

Besides, mushrooms is a universal product. It can be added to the variety of different dishes, so, you won’t face such a problem, as a lack of ideas of cooking mushrooms!

5 biggest secrets you should know in the kitchen

You may be surprised while hearing this advice, but they are real and they can be implemented into your everyday life. Let’s discuss them!

1.How to make your dish less spicy/sweet

It’s a pretty often situation when you add to much sugar or spices into your dish. It seems that nothing can be done already, but it’s a mistake. Lemon can help your dish to become tasty again!

Just add some drops of its juice and you’ll be amazed at the results!

2.Add your pasta to the sauce when it’s almost ready

If you love pasta, we have a tiny advice for you! There is a simple way on how to express your pasta’s flavour. Just get it from its pot when it’s almost ready and add to the sauce. Some specialists also recommend adding some water as well. It’s the best way to make a delicious dish!

3.Sharpen your knife!

It’s an obvious advice because everyone knows that cooking with a dull knife is difficult. You don’t get your pieces good enough to add them to the dish. So, the best solution is to sharpen your knife as more often, as possible.

4.Don’t catch your knife

One more tip, related to knives in our kitchen, says that it’s better not to catch it when the knife is falling down. There is an even proverb: “A falling knife has no handle”. When you see your knife is falling, step back and wait.

5.Don’t use water to put out an oil fire

It’s a common mistake to add water for putting out an oil fire. Instead of this, you will get even more fire in your kitchen. Baking soda or salt, as well as turning fire off, are much more effective ways to avoid your kitchen being burnt.

Don’t throw the banana peel!

Everyone adores bananas! They are so delicious, aren’t they? Banana is also a universal fruit because there are hundreds of different recipes for it. You can prepare some ice cream, protein smoothie or a yoghurt, adding the banana to it. But the absolute majority of the people, who consume bananas, make one common mistake. They throw the banana peel in garbage.

As the scientists claim, banana peels are edible! Some of the cultures used to eat banana peel as well, because of their benefits for humans’ nutrition. India is an example of the country, where people eat both the flesh and the peel of the banana.

Westerners and Europeans have different traditions. We concern the flesh of banana as edible, because of its sweet test and soft texture. At the very same time, we toss skin of this fruit, because they are bitter and thick. Nutritionists say that this is our mistake.

According to the latest researches, the skin of banana contains pretty high amounts of vitamin B6 and B12. It is also rich in potassium, protein and magnesium that are so useful for our organism. Due to this reason, we should change our attitude to the skin of a banana.

Of course, few of us are able to eat raw peels of this fruit. But they still can be blended into smoothies, boiled, fried or baked! So many delicious dishes can be cooked with this product. The only thing we should warn you about is hygiene. If you are going to eat a banana skin, you should clean it well first. After this keep on experimenting, until you find your most favourite way to use the banana skin!

How to get a lemon juice with no effort?

How to get a lemon juice with no effort?There are a lot of recipes, which require a lemon juice. For example, if you need to make a lemonade, or simply add some juice to your smoothie or whatever else – you should extract the juice out of several lemons. It’s not so easy because the lemons are thick and there is so few juice inside them…

But there is a simple hack that can change your attitude to those fruits in the future. You should microwave your lemon, before trying to extract the juice. The process should last no longer than 15-25 seconds. This time is enough to soften the fruit inside. After you get it from the microwave, let the lemon cool for several minutes. Then slice it and get all the juice it has!

The real beauty of this trick is that it can be done with other citrus fruits as well. So, if you need to extract the orange juice for some dish too, you can do it simply putting the fruit in your microwave. This procedure allows squeezing the juice with fewer efforts.

This advice is often used in the restaurants too. Even if you have a professional juice squeezer, it won’t be able to extract all the juice to the last drop. Combining the mentioned above method with the special tool for extracting the juice, you will get everything.

If you’ve got any similar cooking hacks, please, share them with us using the comment box. Thank you!

Storing milk tips

Milk is a universal product, consumed by millions of people. Many of them purchase it on a daily basis, which leas to some regular rules of storing this product. Let’s talk more about that.

First of all, we can offer you a simple strategy of using some glass jar for storing your milk. It will make it better to drink it when you need, as well as the milk won’t be spilt up.

You should also think of the temperature mode for the product you have.

Milk needs to be store in a cold place, so your refrigerator is a perfect place. But we should warn you: cover your jar with a cap. In another case, your milk may get an unpleasant smell from some other products.

The process of storing the milk is pretty limited – it’s actually equal to a couple of days. If your milk is spoiled – you don’t have to throw it away. For example, you can use this spoiled milk for cooking cakes, or so.

Be careful, when you spill a milk on your fridge shelf. In such case, it’s better to remove that as fast as possible.

If you don’t have a fridge, there is a category of milk, which needs no cold environment to be stored in. The ultrapasteurized milk is specially designed for this. It’s provided in special packs, which allow storing the product for 1-2 months. Some ‘moving’ cafes, which have no stationary fridge, may use this milk as well.