Monday, 23 July 2012

Kitchen tips

So I'm back home on Aussie soil and it's a bit bitter sweet. I love being back in my home and in my bed. But, as always, it was hard leaving London and my lovely nephews behind. There were tears, but that's normal. Today's my first day back at work, and that's tough too, but give me a week or so and I'll be back in the swing of things.

Given the weekend was a bit of a write off in terms of doing anything normal, I thought I'd write up some more kitchen tips.

  1. Keep a stocked pantry. Maybe its just me, but every once in a while I’ll just decide I want to bake. No reason for it, no occasion for it, I just want to bake. But that doesn't mean I want to go to the grocery store to buy ingredients. Because I always have flour and sugar in the cupboard and butter and eggs in the fridge I can usually find something yummy to bake that satisfies my baking cravings…
  2. If you don't have time to soften your butter, grate it. If you're anything like me, you forget to take your butter out of the fridge early, and you realise too late that your butter will be too hard. All you need to do is grate it. I do have to admit though that this tip isn't mine, it's a tip from an ad that I saw, but that doesn't mean it's not a good one.
  3. Chop, peel, grate, measure before you start. I always start cooking anything by getting out all the ingredients and preparing them. It means that as I cook, everything's ready to roll which means that the cooking goes a lot smoother.
Have you got any tips you want to share? I'd love to here them.

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