20 Kitchen Tips And Tricks No One Ever Told You About
1. Prevent Bacteria Growth in Dairy Products
As you know sour cream and cottage cheese don’t last very long, so we give you a tip to prolong their shelf life. Place the sour cream or cottage cheese container upside down in the fridge. By doing this, a vacuum effect is created that restrains the growth of bacteria which can lead to spoiling of the food.
2. Extend the Shelf Life of Fresh Vegetables
To keep the freshness of your vegetables, place some paper towels on the fridge’s shelf. The paper towel will soak up the excess moisture, thus slowing down the rotting of the vegetables.
3. Ensure that Eggs are Fresh
Fill a bowel with water and put the bought eggs to check if they are fresh. If the eggs aren’t fresh they will float, but if they are, they will sink.
4. Prevent Brown Sugar from Getting Crumbly and Hard
The first thing to know if you don’t want your brown sugar to get hard is to keep it in the fridge. However, if you want to soften your already harden brown sugar, place it in a sealed bag with few slices of apple, or a slice of bread. You can even add both of them in the bag. The results will amaze you.
5. Prevent Salt from Getting Hard
Place several grains of rice in your salt and the rice will absorb all the moisture, thus preventing the salt from getting hard.
6. Keep Your Cheese from Drying Out
Try this simple trick if your cheese often dries quickly, and its outer layer shrinks and hardens, making deep and large cracks across the cheese surface. Simply, rub the surface of the cheese with butter or oil, not forgetting the cracks and separated edges on the surface.
7. Keep Your Butter Fresh
If you have bought more than one butter, you can keep the spare ones in the freezer up to 6 months. Don’t forget to put the butter in a zipper-bag, to prevent it from absorbing the odors from the other ingredients in the fridge.
8. How to Revive Flat Champagne
Try this simple trick if your champagne has no more bubbles, and you want to make it fix again. Add one or two raisins in it several minutes before you consume it.
9. Convert the Pudding into Muss
Instead of water or milk, make your pudding with whipped cream.
10. Reverse Crystalized Honey to Its Natural State
Honey is the only food that can’t spoil. However it can crystallize, and to reverse it to its initial state put the honey jar in warm water and let it stay until the honey becomes clear again.