Monday, 3 September 2012

Kitchen Tips: Jars, Flour & Chopping Boards

The weather's turned absolutely lovely in Sydney. The sun's out most days now, and although there's a chill in the air, it's still so nice to be able to sit in the sun, or open the door to let some fresh air in. With all the sun, less time was spent indoors writing posts and cooking, and more time outside. So today, I thought I'd write up a few more little tips to start the week.
  1. Keep your glass jars. I hope it's not Kaganer family (my mum's side) hoarding tendencies, but whenever I finish anything in a glass jar (drinks excluded) I tend to keep the jars. This means when I have a half finished packet of anything, I have somewhere to store it. Somewhere secure that will help keep whatever I want from going off.
  2. Dust flour or sugar on your baking tins for a little extra insurance.  If you want to make doubly sure your cake won't stick to the pan, after you butter it, dust it with flour or sugar. This is particularly good for strange shaped tins that you can't put baking paper in.
  3. Put a wet cloth under your board. If you're sick of your board slipping around, just put a damp wash cloth or tea towel underneath and that will stop it slipping around. You can also go out and buy the proper stuff, but this works just as well..
Have you got any tips you want to share? I'd love to here them.


  1. I put herbs in an airtight container in the fridge with no water or anything and they stay fresh for a long time.

    1. I've started doing that too, in a glass jar, and so far (fingers crossed) it seems to be working.

      Thanks for the Tip!