These handy kitchen hacks will make cooking super easy and add some new life into old dishes.
Want to make your food last longer, use up leftovers effectively and stop wasting money? These tips are a must for busy women everywhere!
Want the perfect roast potatoes? Blanch them in salted cold water before you roast them in the oven.
To pack your carrots with extra flavour, add a drop of honey and some sesame, pumpkin or sunflower seeds for added crunch.
For the inventive among you, try putting candy canes a blender and using the mixture to coat cocktail glasses. It also makes a great topping for hot chocolate, with a squirt of whipped cream.
Don’t keep your tomatoes in the fridge! EVER! They will lose their flavour and become watery and mushy quickly in the cold fridge which means you are more likely to throw them out! Try and keep them in a bowl on the side and enjoy them for longer!
Keep your ice cream tub in a re-sealable plastic bag in the freezer and it will be soft and ready to scoop every time you get it out! No more bent spoons or waiting for it to melt!!
If you are cooking a curry make a big batch of paste and freeze the leftovers in an ice cube tray so you have it for a speedy dinner next time!
Leftover rose or white wine from the weekend? Pour it into an ice cube tray and add it to your next glass and you will have a sprizter but without all the water!
If you wrap the crown of a bunch of bananas with cling film they will apparently last 3 -5 days longer! Better yet, separate each banana and then wrap.
Freeze leftover herbs with some olive oil (or butter) in an ice cube tray and then you can use them whenever you start to cook by placing one cube straight in the pan.
Reheating pizza? Place a cup of water in the microwave with it to add moisture to the air and to stop it drying out.
Not sure if you need to buy new eggs? Then gently place the raw eggs in a bowl of cold water – if the egg sinks to the bottom, it’s ok and if it floats, it has seen better days. The floatier it is, the older it is and best to avoid!
Sick of wasting time removing fat from sauces? Then spoon out the excess fat by skimming a few ice cubes, wrapped in a paper towel, along the surface of the liquid. The ice helps the fat solidify, making it easier to remove with a spoon!
Dry any leftover herbs in a microwave before they go off and then store them in an airtight jar for cooking with later.