Happy Tuesday TKW Family! On this week’s edition of Tuesday’s Tip with The Kitchen Whisperer I’m going to be sharing with you some new kitchen tips and tricks. Hold on to your gutchies as some of these are mind blowing!
To get the bubbles back again, drop a couple of raisins into the bottle. The natural sugars will work magic.
How to store mushrooms
I love mushrooms but sometimes if I don’t use them fast enough they can get slimy. To prevent them from getting slimy, wrap them in paper towels before putting them in the fridge.
Give limp veggies life back
If your raw carrots, celery or radishes have lost their crunch, pop them in a bowl of iced water along with a slice of raw potato and the veggies will perk right back up.
Prevent clumpy hardened rice
Put rice in your salt shaker. The rice will absorb the condensation and prevent the salt from clumping. Since the holes on the shaker are small, the rice won’t come out when you shake the salt.
Skimming fat off of soups
If you have the time, put the pot in the fridge for 30 minutes. The fat will come to the surface and you can skim it right off. No time to spare? Pop in an ice cube one at a time. The grease will stick to it but work fast as the ice cube will melt.
Marinate tough meats
Some of the more inexpensive cuts of meat can be super tough to eat. The trick is to marinate them. Opt for beer, citrus flavors, tomato or pineapple juices. Those liquids have enzymes or acids that will break down the toughness of the meat.
Getting rid of odors in plastic containers
Plastic container are cheap so we all have them. The downfall is that they are porous thus they adsorb odors. To combat the odors, when clean, store with crumbled up news paper inside to absorb the odors. When you’re ready to use, just toss the paper and rinse again.
Polishing copper pans
I know this is going to sound totally bizarre but you can use ketchup to polish up copper pans. Just put a thin amount on a rag, rub it along the pot and then using another clean cloth, rub it off. Wash and dry normally then. The vinegar in the ketchup combines with the copper oxide (the tarnished part of your copper pan) to form a chemical called copper acetate. When you buff it off and then rinse it the copper acetate dissolves in water, so you wind up with a nice, bright, shiny copper pans.
Mind = Blown!