After posting the first list here are another worth knowing 8 tips and tricks. I am sure they will as helpful as time savers!
1- Garlic loses some of its flavor when refrigerated. Keep it in a cool dry place, like the bottom of a cupboard or pantry. Fresh cut garlic becomes more bitter the longer it’s exposed to air, so it’s best to chop it right before you’re going to use it because the flavor changes in 15 to 20 minutes.
2- If you ever run out of brown sugar, you can make your own at home by mixing 1 cup of sugar and 2 tbsp of molasses. It only takes two minutes!
3- To chill your drink in exactly 2 minutes, soak it in ice water and salt, it will drop by 19°C, due to the second law of thermodynamics.
4- Ideal marinating time for better food:
- chicken: minimum 30 minutes to 6 hours max
- fish and shrimps: minimum 15 minutes to 30 minutes max
- lamb, beef and pork: minimum 4 hours to 12 hours max
5- To cut a perfect slice of cake, warm your knife by putting it under hot running water for few minutes, or simply soak it in a jug of hot water, then dry it with a paper towel.
6- If you are using raw onions in a salsa or salad, rinse the diced onion under cold water then blot dry to get rid of sulfurous gas that might ruin your food if you don’t eat it in the next 20 minutes.
7- Ripen your fruit faster by burying in rice. A container of rice makes it easy for the fruit’s ethylene gas to stick around longer, and promote ripening.
8- Want to know if your oil is hot enough for frying? stick a wooden skewer or spoon in the oil. If bubbles form around the wood then you are good to go.