Making meals every day can be oppressively boring. Cooking can be pleasant and possibly an enjoyable hobby. Here are a few great tips that you can try in the kitchen tonight.
Your spices and herbs should be stored in a cool and dark place. If they get exposed to any light, heat, these items will begin to lose their flavor. Ground herbs and spices will retain their flavor for 12 months under normal circumstances. Whole spices have a longer shelf-life and can retain flavor for about three years. Storing your spices in glass containers with a longer shelf-life for your spices.
There are ways to fix your work and you can use it immediately. Mix two spoons of water and one spoon of cornstarch in a small bowl. Stir it into the sauce and this will make it more thick. The mixture should be added slowly so that it doesn’t get too thick.
Boiling and other long preparation methods tend to eliminate key nutrients to be found in the water that you’ll drain from the vegetables after boiling. To preserve their healthy reputation, quickly steam or sauté your vegetables, or even better, eat them raw.
Apples are used in cooking mostly during the fall, but they tend to spoil quickly if not stored properly. Apples will rot if they are stored in warm, dry air, so put them in a loosely tied bag in a cool basement or refrigerator. One rotten apple can actually spoil the whole bag so keep an eye your apples.
To make your French fries crispier, try leaving the raw potatoes in some cold water for half an hour before you fry them.
Use fresh foods any time you can, as they make the food more flavorful, and they may cost less over the long run.