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Useful Kitchen Advice
Here are some useful hints you can use in your kitchen:
* Always make mashed potatoes with hot or warm milk or cream. This will make your mashed potatoes creamy and smooth.
* If you added too much salt in your soup, you still can fix it. Add a couple of raw sliced potatoes. Keep them in the soup for a couple of minutes and then remove. The potatoes will absorb the salt from the soup.
* If you need honey for a recipe and you discover that it is crystallized, try to put the jar in a saucepan over a very low heat. It will come back to its initial form.
* If you add a little vinegar and salt in the boiling water when you cook eggs, it will prevent your eggs from cracking.
* Never keep your bread in plastic bags, always put it in paper bags. It will keep your bread fresh longer.
* If your salt becomes hard from high humidity, try to put some grains of rice in the box of salt.
The onion is the most used ingredient in the kitchen. Nevertheless, most of us hate it because it makes us cry. And how many of us hate the smell of onions on our hands or kitchen?
Try these tips to handle this unique vegetable:
* To get rid of the onion smell on your hands, rub your hands with a sliced lemon and then rinse with soap and water.
* If you don't like crying when chopping an onion, peel your onion, cut it in half and put it in cold water for 10-15 min.
* If you don’t like the pungent flavor of onions in your dish, try this method. Cook your onions until they are just soft, add a little water, cook the water out and then your onions will taste sweeter.
* Onions and garlic should be stored in cool and dry place, not in the fridge.
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Tips for serving wine
If you are serving wine, make sure you have enough. There are about five servings in each bottle. For a party of seven guests, you probably need 21 servings of wine (three glasses for each person), so you'll need five bottles. Having the right mix of wine is also important. Think 60% white wine and 40% red wine.
If a guest happens to spill wine, don't panic. Blot immediatly with a clean towel and treat with sparkling water. Don't use tap water; it contains chlorine which will cause spots.
NOTE: Don't forget the non-drinkers and designated drivers. Make sure you have plenty of soft drinks, water, and other non-alcoholic beverages on hand.