Eight top #tips for using fruit in your cooking:-
- Add dried fruit to your recipes it can actually be better for you than fresh fruit, as the dehydration process can make some nutrients more concentrated.
- The antioxidants in dried cranberries and grapes are twice as potent as in fresh fruit.
- Make sure you check the sugar content of your fruit as some of them in particular cranberries, can be very high.
- Always soak your dried fruit overnight and for extra flavour soak the fruit in apple or orange juice or marinate in your favourite liqueur (brandy) for three days, stirring it every 12 hours.
- For a moist fruit cake with extra flavour, grate a cooking apple into the mixture.
- When making an apple pie, pop your apple slices into some water and add a little salt or lemon. It will stop them from discolouring.
- To bring out the flavour of strawberries when cooking them in deserts, add a touch of balsamic vinegar.
- Hull strawberries easily by using a straw.
I would love ALL 6 of these #kitchen organisers in my #kitchen.
Organisation stations Speaking of efficiency, consider a kitchen organisation station to keep the family in check. In the 10th most-saved kitchen photo of 2016, the highlight is the bonus end cabinet that incorporates clever space for keys, a pegboard and a notice board for family organising and to-do lists, as well as stowaway slats for magazines and cookbooks.
This is an example of a medium sized traditional u-shaped enclosed kitchen in Boston with a submerged sink, shaker cabinets, stainless steel appliances, dark hardwood flooring, an island, white cabinets, granite worktops, beige splashback and porcelain splashback.
Install a cupboard within a cupboard – How clever is this idea? If all your above-bench cupboards are the same depth, make maximum use of the one closest to the stovetop with a double layer of shelving. A swing-out spice rack like this one means you can layer containers on both sides, and still have room for condiments behind.
Drawers are another place where small items tend to cause problems. Start things off on the right note by putting simple drawer organizers in place wherever small items are stored: Kitchen drawers, junk drawers, desk drawers and entryway drawers can benefit from organizers.
Determining the right size. In a perfect kitchen scenario, your pantry could be as big as you like, but we’re all limited by the spaces we have.
Using a number of smaller pockets also allows for similar items to be grouped together, which makes finding the one item you are looking for so much easier. 5 Chef-Approved Tools Every Asian Kitchen Needs.