Conserve Your Resources With These Helpful Kitchen Tips And Tricks.


We all at some point in our lives have made a disastrous mistake in the kitchen which was avoidable and it may have cost us a whole family’s breakfast, lunch, dinner or worst case scenario festival / celebration dish. Though the past cannot be changed but this article will prevent a future occurrence, see below some simple kitchen tricks.

  1. Before you chop fresh red chili/ peppers, rub a little Vegetable oil into your hands to prevent your skin from absorbing the spiciness.
  2. The pot of rice is burnt, just place a piece of white bread on top of the rice for 5-10 minutes to draw out the burnt flavor. Please do away with the burnt part at the bottom of the pot.
  3. Every chef/ should have vinegar in his or her kitchen. One of the many uses of vinegar includes pouring it over meat for defrosting, not only does it tenderize the meat; it also reduces the freezing temperature and cause it to thaw quicker.
  4. If your milk always goes bad before it finishes, try adding a pinch of salt to the carton when you first open it. It will stay fresh days longer.
  5. To correct an over-salted a pot of soup, just drop in a peeled potato and it will absorb the excess salt.
  6. Is your soup, sauce too greasy or fatty? Drop in an ice cube, it will congeal the fat; then scope out the excess congealed fat.
  7. Do not throw away left over wine, cocktail drinks rather freeze it in ice cube trays for quick addition to sauces, it gives sauces a unique distinct taste and flavor.
  8. To gauge the freshness of eggs, put the eggs in a cup of water, if it floats it’s not freshhence must be used ASAP. If it sinks then it is fresh.
  9. To reuse cooking oil and remove the previous taste and flavor of the oil, cook a quarter of a piece of ginger
  10. To prevent boiled egg shells from cracking, add a pinch of salt when boiling eggs.
  11. Your gravy sauce /stew got burnt, pour it into a clean pan and continue cooking and gradually add sugar to it. Do not ‘over sugar it’, so taste each time to know when it’s okay. Sugar covers the burnt taste.
  12. To stop ants from your kitchen, cover the source of entrance with petroleum jelly (e.g. Vaseline), they can’t walk through the jelly. If it is beneath a door, draw a line on that ground with a white chalk, the ants won’t cross the
  13. Don’t put citrus fruits like lime oranges and tomato in the fridge, the low temperature reduces the flavor and aroma.
  14. is your salt lumpy? Put a few grains of rice in it to absorb excess moisture.
  15. This is how to prevent tears from rolling down our checks while peeling the onions, refrigerate the onions for at least 5 minutes before dicing it.
  16. For splinters under the fingernail, soaking the affected finger in a bowl of milk with a piece of bread in it, it will help
  17. Don’t store your bananas with other fruits. Separate your bananas and place each in a different location. This is because it releases gases which cause fruits (including other bananas) to ripen quickly. Separating them will keep them fresh longer.
  18. If two drinking glasses become stuck together after stacking, it’s not impossible to unstick them. Just put ice in the inner glass and dunk the outer glass in warm water. The warm glass will expand and the cold glass will contract, making the glasses separate easily.
  19. Pour a pinch of salt when storing empty airtight containers to prevent them from stinking.
  20. To keep potatoes from budding in the bag, put an apple in with them.
  21. Always keep an Aloe Vera plant close by, when you cut yourself or burn your finger. Just break off a leaf and rub the gel from the inside on the injury.
  22. To clean iron cook-ware, don’t use detergents. Just scrub them with salt and a clean, dry paper towel.
  23. For aluminum pans that are looking dull, just boil some apple peels in them. This will brighten up the aluminum and make your house smell good.
  24. After boiling pasta or potatoes, cool the water and use it to water your house plants. The water contains nutrients that your plants need.


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