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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Kitchen Tips

  • Vegetables: Don't discard the water in which the vegetables are soaked or cooked. Use it   in making soup or gravy.
  • Tamarind:Tamarind is an excellent polish for brass and copper items. Rub a slab of wet tamarind with some salt sprinkled on it on the object to be polished. Gargles with tamarind water is recommended for a sore throat. 
  • Utensils: Use nonsticking utensils. Use thick bottom utensils, they get uniformly heated. For electric stoves, use flat bottom utensils.Add a little bit of common salt to the washing powder for better cleaning of utensils.To keep the vegetables fresh for a longer time, wrap them in newspaper before putting them in freeze.Chop the vegetables only when you are ready to use them. Don't cut them in too advance. It would spoil their food value. 
  • Sink (Blocked): To clear the blocked drain pipe of your kitchen sink, mix 1/2 cup sodium bicarbonate in 1 cup vinegar an pour it into the sink, and pour about 1 cup water. In an hour the drain pipe will open. 
  • Soup Salty: Place a raw peeled potato in the bowl, it will absorb the extra salt. 
  • Yoghurt (Home Made): To set yogurt in winter, place the container in a warm place like oven or over the voltag establiser.
  •  Yogurt: If the yogurt has become sour, put it in a muslin cloth and drain all the water. Then add milk to make it as good as fresh in taste. Use the drained water in making tasty gravy for vegetables or for basen curry.To keep the yogurt fresh for many days, fill the vessel containing yogurt with water to the brim and refrigerate Change the water daily. 
  • Cleaning the Cutting Board:After using the cutting board to slice, dice, or chop all kinds of neat goodies, use a metal scraper or spatula to scrapeaway any remaining bits and pieces of food. Throw the scrapings into the garbage disposal, garbage receptacle, or trash. Scrub the board with hot, soapy water thoroughly. If your dishwasher reaches a temperature of at least 165°F, then you can probably place a high-density plastic cutting board into the dishwasher. Moreover, if your dishwasher has an antibacterial cycle, use it to wash the cutting board. Otherwise, scrub it by hand. Allow the board to air dry.



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