Here are some tips and tricks worth knowing, it will help you and save your time. Some were totally new to me and wished i knew from before!
1- Testing egg freshness
Eggshells have pores that allows air to get in over time. The more air enters the egg the lighter it gets, which explains why it will float. So if it floats, get rid of it!
2- Don’t touch the cheese with your hands
Don’t touch the cheese with your hands while cutting, the bacteria from your fingers promotes mold faster. Either wear gloves or keep your hands over the plastic wrap of the cheese.
3- Store the salsa jars upside down
Store the salsa jars upside down in the fridge, this way it prevents mold from sprouting up.
4- Separate the bananas at the stems to prevent quick ripening
If you want your bananas to last longer, separate them at the stem. The reason bananas ripen more quickly when they’re not separated is because they emit ethylene gas. A bunch of bananas together lasts 5-7 days but when you break them apart they can last up to 14-17 days!
5- Place a wooden spoon to keep water from boiling over pots
A wooden spoon pops the bubbles when they are in contact, plus it can absorb some of the moisture, so water stays down and don’t boil over. Metal spoons don’t have same effect!
6- Roll the lemon before squeezing
Roll the lemon or any citrus fruit applying a bit of pressure before juicing. This way you burst the tiny cells in the lemon flesh to give more juice!
7- Pepper bumps
Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating while peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.
8- Rub your hands with stainless steel to remove the odor
After working with garlic, onion or fish, rub your hands vigorously on your stainless steel sink for 30 seconds before washing them. If your sink is not made of stainless steel, simply rub a stainless steel spoon, It will remove the odor. Now you can buy a soap like piece of stainless steel from some supermarkets.
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