1. How to choose a juicy lemon and squeeze it completely?
When you take a lemon in your hand, it should be heavy for its size. The peel should be light yellow, without green spots.
The juiciest are the lemons that have a thin peel. As a rule, lemons with thicker peel have less juice. Lemons with a smooth surface usually have a thin peel and are juicy. Skip lemons with exceptionally uneven surface.
In order to squeeze the lemon completely, first place the lemon on a flat surface, place the palm over it and with making a small pressure on the lemon move it back and forward several times. Then place the lemon in the microwave for 15-20 seconds. Finally, squeeze it.
2. How do you prevent fruit pieces to fall on the cake’s bottom?
When you do everything as you should according to the recipe, it’s not fun to eventually get a cake or cookie in which all sour cherries, cherries or strawberries end up on the cake’s bottom.
To prevent this, put the fruit pieces into flour before you put them in the dough.
3. Which is the easiest way to clean a burnt pan or pot?
Burnt pan or pot makes every woman nervous. But there is an easy trick that can help with the annoying hard layer.
Sprinkle baking soda on the entire bottom of the dish and pour a little water, just enough to cover the bottom. Leave it for a few hours. The cleaning will be much easier.
4. How to measure the honey accurately?
It is very difficult to accurately measure the amount of honey that is needed in the recipe, because the honey is sticky.
To solve this problem, apply a little olive oil on the spoon or the cup. Thus, the honey will slip and you will be able to use the whole amount that is required.
Also, you first need to dip the spoon in hot water and then spoon out the honey.
5. How to write a message on the cake?
Decorating the cake can be very difficult, especially if you need to write a message like “Happy Birthday” with interesting characters, or if you want to draw some shape.
Do not use the decorating syringe immediately. Take a toothpick and write the words without much pressure. In that way you can easily write the letters properly so that there is equal distance between them, and fix them if necessary. In the end it is much easier with the syringe to follow the lines made with the toothpick.
6. What is the best way to break an egg?
When you break an egg, most people use the edge of a bowl. But in this way the shell is broken in small pieces and often some piece ends up in the egg (and it is not exactly easy to get the small shell piece out of the egg white).
To avoid this, when breaking the egg, gently tap it on a flat surface.
7. How to keep the peeled and trimmed potatoes from turning brown?
If you are preparing a large lunch or dinner and do not have time to peel and chop the potatoes immediately before cooking, you can do it much earlier, and preserve their light yellow color in the same time.
To avoid brown potatoes, soak them in a bowl with cold water and place the bowl in the refrigerator. If the potatoes are completely submerged, no need to worry that they will turn brown.
8. How to peel a garlic clove easily?
With the help of a knife cut the lower end of the clove. Place the flat part of a large knife on the clove and press. The skin will immediately separate and you will have no problem with peeling it.
9. How to get off the garlic smell from your chopping board?
No, you should not throw away the cutting board if it smells like garlic. Firs salt it, than cut a lemon in 4 pieces and rub the salt on the chopping board. From time to time squeeze a little lemon juice.
Leave the board for a few hours covered with lemon juice and salt, and then wash it.
10. Which is best way to freeze fresh parsley or mint?
Chop the parsley (as you want to use it) and place it in plastic bags for making ice cubes. Then sprinkle them with a little liquid from soup cube and place them in the freezer. When the ice cubes are ready, place them in a bag and close them tightly. These frozen cubes can be used in soup, stew or sauces for better flavor.
Mint, instead with liquid from soup cube, should be sprinkled with water and freeze. Frozen cubes with mint can be used in cocktails or iced tea.