Interesting Cooking hacks
Ideas and hacks with vegetables that can save you time in the Kitchen covering Swedes, Garlick, Potato peeling, kohlrabi, fennel, the head of iceberg lettuce and even artichokes.
25 Must-Know Fruit And Vegetable Hacks
Brilliant cutting and preparation hacks for your veggies Some people enjoy the preparation of a recipe, while others, prefer to taste-test the food. But surely, all of us at 5-minute crafts have fun doing both. To inspire your dishes and help you have fun in the kitchen, we’ve prepared a small collection of easy DIY cooking hacks. These tricks will save you a ton of time. We also show you beautiful decorating hacks using fruits and veggies that will impress your guests. But first, let’s start with our cooking hacks. Apply a few drops of oil (the size of a penny) in your palms when you’re cutting peppers. This will prevent the burning sensation that accompanies them. Instead of cutting an onion with a knife, save yourself the time and use a vegetable peeler. To thoroughly clean your carrots, rub coarse salt on them, and then pour water on top. Watch until the end to discover fun art ideas and tutorials on how to use fruits and veggies as stamps in your creative art projects!
Getting to grips with a Swede
I saw a post on Facebook that I thought might be useful; especially if you suffer with arthritis…We all know how hard it is to cut and peel vegetables such as swedes but this is a bit of a game changer!.
Place the swede in the microwave (don’t pierce or cut it) and cook for 10 mins, turn (taking caution as it will be hot!) Cook for another 10 mins then allow to cool.You should then be able to cut off the top with ease and scoop out your ready mashed swede, add butter, (I love it with mashed carrot) pepper, mix and serve!
Super Fast Potato Peeling Trick
How to peel potatoes quick! This amazing trick is the fastest potato peeling method we’ve ever seen and we had to know if it works. Turns out this life hack is easy and real. Now you can peel your potatoes without using a peeler.
This quick technique is great if you have a lot of potatoes to peel. It’s really an amazing trick if you’re making anything with a lot of potatoes like mashed potatoes or potato chips or potato pancakes. It’s just crazy that more people don’t use this awesome kitchen trick.
How to Peel Garlic – Life Hack
Peel garlic with this quick and simple method. Stops your hands smelling of garlic. All you need is a glass jar! Great kitchen and cooking hack.
How to prepare and cook kohlrabi
In this video I prepare kohlrabi grown in my kitchen garden. This odd vegetable is easy to grow successfully if the right variety is chosen. In my case, I have only had consistent luck with “Winner”, which I purchase from Stokes seeds. The reason I like this vegetable is that it is dual-purpose (“bulb” and leaves), and it has a wonderful mild flavor. These plants were transplanted in late September and harvested just before Christmas (Northern California region).
How to Core a Head of Iceberg Lettuce in 3 Seconds
SAVEUR associate food editor Ben Mims shows you a super fast trick for removing the core from a head of iceberg lettuce.
How to Prepare Fennel
Cooking Light Executive Food Editor Ann Pittman shows how to trim and core a fennel bulb.
I grow my own fennel. I NEVER throw away the stalks. Yes trim them off the bulb but then slice them thin and you can stir fry them or bake them or add them to a soup. They take a little longer to cook so if you are adding them to a soup put them in the pot first and bring nearly to a boil and keep them that way for about 20 minutes or so before adding other ingredients. Of course I harvest mine young so they are really sweet and tender. The bulb will continue to grow without all the stalks just leave a few on for photo synthesis. The fronds are good in all kinds of cooking. I add them to my pasta sauce. NEVER throw away the greens of a fennel plant as they still taste like fennel, are nutritious and can be eaten if you know how to prep them. And if you really don’t want to work on it you can just add whole stalks to a soup or sauce to add their flavor then fish out the stalks after and toss them into your compost pile.
ARTICHOKE 101 | how to cook and eat artichokes
Learn how to cook cook and eat artichokes! I’ll also show you how to shop for, store and prepare your artichokes. I love to steam artichokes. This is the easiest way to cook them and perfect for a beginner. An artichoke is an immature flower bud of a thistle plant. They are a round green vegetable made up of lots of leaves tightly packed together. They have great health benefits; high in fiber, rich in antioxidants and offer a good amount of Vitamin C. I will link to some artichoke recipes below. Enjoy!
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