Mothers around the world hold some of the most valuable secrets when it comes to life in general but when it comes to food, they’re probably the best people to learn from.
While you take time to figure out how you will spoil your mom this Mother’s Day, here are some food shortcuts that can help you along.
1. When storing cheese
If you have opened chunks of cheese, it’s best to store it in aluminium foil to retain its freshness, make it last longer and prevent it from moulding.
2. When frying beef
Add a teaspoon of water in the pan when you’re frying ground beef. This will help pull the grease away from the meat while it’s cooking.
3. When storing bananas
Take your bananas apart after you bring them home from the store. They ripen faster when they’re all connected to the stem.
4. When making scrambled eggs
Ever tasted really delicious scrambled eggs and wondered what the secret ingredient is that makes them taste so delicious? Mix sour cream, cream cheese or heavy cream into the eggs before you fry them.
5. When buying peppers
Peppers with three bumps in the bottom are known to be sweeter and better to use for salads. Peppers with four bumps are firmer and better to use for cooking. These are urban kitchen myths worth testing.
6. When making a large meal
Ever cooked a big meal that was time consuming and ended up with leftovers that you didn’t know what to do with? Whether it’s a pasta bake or lasagne, don’t throw it away, just freeze it. Once you’ve dished up, freeze the rest for another time.