Grandpa’s Tips and tricks

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FOOD PREPARATION

  • Slam iceberg lettuce core down onto a counter to quickly remove core.
  • Presoak pasta for an hour and it will cook in about two minutes
  • Put a damp paper towel under your cutting board to keep it from slipping and wobbling.
  • Use a spoon to peel a Kiwi from the inside out
  • Grate frozen butter straight into pastry dough for fast even distribution
  • Use a short knife to pit and avocado

KITCHEN TOOLS

CLEANING UP

  • When cleaning strong flavors or oils out of your spice/coffee grinder, use stale bread crumbs and run through  for about a minute – then wipe out with a damp cloth
  • If you use a cheese grater for something like cheese, to clean up grate half a potato, then the grater will rinse off under the sink tap.
  • If you are tired of polishing silver, like a bowl with aluminum foil and sprinkle 1/4 C baking soda onto the foil and then pour in enough boiling water to cover your silver items.  Let set 2-5 minutes – then wipe off.

MISC INFORMATION

  • Website www.birdsfeed.com/Rachel Y Sanders/cooking – tips – that – will – change – your – life.html
  • Sliced avocados right in the skin to make me cubes and scoop out with spoon.
  • Hold cherry tomatoes between two plastic lids to slice them all at once microwave and your of corn and it will fall right out of the husk
  • Grate ginger with a micro plane instead of Mensing
  • To your cheese grater with nonstick spray for cleaning easy shredded microwave lemons and lines to get more juice out
  • Peel the whole head of garlic I shaking it really hard
  • Use an apple slicer to quickly cut potatoes in the perfect wedges
  • There is no need to peel potatoes before boiling the skin will slide off once they’re cookeddry
  • Freeze meets to make it easier to slice for stirfries and students
  • Pit cherries with a paperclip
  • Whip cream by shaking it in a mason jar
  • Peel lots of boiled eggs out once by shaking them around in the pot
  • Another way is to place all of them in a bowl of water with 1 TBL baking soda. Let them soak for 10 minutes, then tap and peel both ends. Blow the egg out of the shell.
  • To separate egg yolks from the whites, use an empty 16 oz water bottle. Squeeze the bottle and place the opening over the yolk, then release. The suction draws the yolk into the bottle.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj7TH5zrIag   –   Dec 3, 2011 – Uploaded by 576antonio

 

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