First Edition: *Tips & Tricks*


The first edition of *Tips & Tricks* is here! Thanks to all contributors!

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MISC

  • Always read the entire recipe before you begin to ensure that you have all the necessary ingredients and utensils
  • Using the timer on the microwave? Consider using a backup at the same time incase the power goes out!
  • Clean cast iron by scrubbing with salt and wiping clean – I know it’s hard, but DON’T use detergents…

FRUIT & VEG

  • Roll your lemons or submerse them in warm water before squeezing to get more juice

    Roll your lemons or submerse them in warm water before squeezing to get more juice. Copyright 2012 Erika Emma Reimers.

    Keep lemons in your kitchen for everything from flavouring teas and baked goods to a natural cleaning-agent. Copyright 2012 Erika Emma Reimers.

  • Store mushrooms in a paper bag in main section of fridge; plastic bags and fruit drawers reduce air circulation and result in slimy, quickly spoiled mushrooms
  • Strip kale in a flash by gripping the stalk horizontally with both hands and gently pulling the leaves away in a swipe with one of the hands
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Keep lemons in your kitchen for everything from flavouring teas and baked goods to a natural cleaning-agent. Copyright 2012 Erika Emma Reimers.

  • To revive wilted celery – submerged in cold water for a few hours

EGGS

  • Eggs separate best when cold
    For the greatest volume, beat eggs at room temperature

Eggs reach room temperature within an hour – or about a minute under hot water

  • Baking with yeast? Bring eggs to room temperature before adding to a yeast mixture of they will slow the yeast action
  • Boil eggs with a teaspoon of vinegar added to the water to help prevent cracking and to make it easier to peel
  • For the perfect hard-yoked sunny-side-up, heat the pan to med-high and reduce to low when the bottom is cooked – cover with a lid for about 2 minutes
  • Never-fail hard-boiled eggs: cover eggs with water in a pot and bring to a hard boil; turn off stove and turn on timer for 10 minutes
Read tips on how to make perfect eggs every time!

Read tips on how to make perfect eggs every time!

MEAT

  • Slash the fat at the edges to prevent the pork chop or steak from curling for even cooking
  • Use tongs to turn meat as forks pierce and allow the natural juices to escape
  • Pat meat dry before pan-searing for better browning

RICE & STARCHES

How to make perfect rice every time

Substitute regular water for coconut water for a Dee-lish side dish. Copyright Erika Emma Reimers 2016

  • Perfect rice every time: add 1 cup rice to 2 cups water and bring to a hard boil – reduce to low for 20 minutes – KEEP THE LID ON


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One thought on “First Edition: *Tips & Tricks*

  1. Tip!

    Separating egg yolks from whites is easy when you use your hands! Gently grab the egg yolk with your hand in a claw like form and lift. It will separate from the eggs whites with ease.

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