13-07-2017 Be A Kitchen Magician

13 July 2017

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Practical Living

1) Boycott smashed sandwiches

Do you hate to throw anything away? Now you will know what to do with those boxes your sticks of butter come in. They are perfect for keeping a sandwich from getting smashed by the other food in your lunch bag. Wrap your sandwich in plastic, then slide it into the box. Come lunchtime, your sandwich will look freshly made.

2) Get the scoop on scoops

Why throw away the scoop that comes with your box of laundry detergent powder? You can wash it out and use it to scoop your flour, sugar or coffee.

3) A no-odor way to store leftovers

Although you shouldn’t store food in open cans for long, a leftover that will get used up in a few hours can still make your fridge smell awful – especially that half can of tuna, dog or cat food, or sauerkraut. Just drop the whole thing inside a, and you will have no mason jar with the lid on.

4) Foil pests in your pantry

Use clean and clear airtight jar to store flour, sugar and grains in your pantry. They will keep everything fresh and bug-free. Stick a label on the outside and finding the right ingredient will be a snap. The airtight lid helps in preventing the content from oxidisation.

5) Learn to love leftovers

You can save money if you never throw away plastic takeaway food container. They are great for storing leftovers in the fridge or the freezer.

6) Pour some sugar

When you store sugar in a canister, you have to fill a sugar bowl or dip your spoon into the canister. Instead, store it in a clean, dry, plastic milk jug. The sugar will pour out easily into your spoon or measuring cup.

7) Keep cooking oil fresh

Store oil in a cool, dark location and it won’t turn rancid as quickly.

8) Arrivederci, tomato

You have made a double batch of spaghetti sauce but hate to store it in your plastic ware. In the past, tomato sauce has left stains that just wouldn’t come out. But you can avoid that problem. Just coat the inside of your container with vegetable oil or nonstick cooking spray before pouring in the sauce. Or store it in a clear glass jar.

9) Keep onions away from potatoes

Don’t store onions and potatoes together because moisture from the potatoes will cause the onions to sprout.

10) Add years to a pot’s life

Never store food in aluminium pots because chemicals in the food can erode the metal. While this doesn’t cause food poisoning, it does damage your pots and make them unsanitary to cook with.