Kitchen Products That Will Save Your Life

There is no denying that possessing good kitchenware makes cooking so much more enjoyable. Most people don’t know where to start when entering a homewares store, despite acting as though they are professionals in the area. It is hard to decide what is a necessity in the kitchen and what is designed to make you look like you know what you’re doing in the kitchen. There’s no denying some products are a waste of money, while others are necessary to ensure the best cooking results while still making you the envy of all of your peers.

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Cheese Board

Okay, technically it’s not cookware. However, this accessory is a necessity for all occasions. Whether you’re enjoying some cheese with some friends outdoors in the summer or enjoying a glass of red wine over Christmas with the family, having a cheese board to present a delicacy of fine cheeses is the perfect addition to your table. You may opt for a round wooden board or a crystal plate; either way, be sure to match it with some dried fruit and some crackers or a baguette. Not only does it look beautiful, but it also makes the cheeses taste better than ever.

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Save Time, Money And Your Nerves With Smart Food Tips

The kitchen used to be the main room in the house. It was where the housewife and stay-at-home mother prepared delicious meals. She knew how to handle her grocery shopping effectively and how to make leftovers last for a few meals. Since then, women have taken over the professional world. As a result, the preferred room in the household is now the living room, where you can enjoy a simple tray meal from your local curry house or Chinese takeaway in front of the TV. With too little time and desire to prepare and cook, it’s likely that when you do, once in a while, treat your family to a home-cooked meal; it costs you a lot of money, time and a potential nervous breakdown while the dish burns in the oven. So how can you do food right?

 

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Grocery Shopping Doesn’t Have To Break The Bank

First of all, it’s important to get your shopping right. For most households, the idea of eating healthy food is appealing but far too expensive to commit to it for an extended period. But the healthy grocery shopping doesn’t have to break the bank , especially if you stick to your list and don’t give in to exciting products that you didn’t need. Combine your list with your coupons to get a significant discount on your preferred products – you might even get some for free! If you have a garden or even a conservatory that you can use as an indoor garden, you can grow your own vegetables. Lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber and peas are great choices for beginners, as these are easy to maintain.

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The Almost-Chefs: Foods You Shouldn’t Be Afraid To Try Cooking

The idea of cooking a meal tends to fall into one of four categories, depending on the person being asked about it.

 

  1. “Cooking? I love it! I cook for fun, don’t even eat it and don’t care about the waste. I just love the feeling of creating something from nothing.”

 

  1. “Cooking? No. Not happening. I will burn it, it will taste foul, and I know what I like – and that’s takeout and restaurant food.”

 

  1. “Cooking? Well sure I can give it a go. I have some staple recipes that I know how to do reasonably well, but I’ve haven’t had time to try anything more adventurous than that.”

 

  1. “Cooking? I do it because I have to. I hate it, but I know my kids and I should eat fresh food. I despise every second of it, though.”

 

Some of these reactions are displayed by people who there’s not much help for. 1 and 2 are set in their ways. Perhaps 4 could be persuaded to find some joy in their own creations, but it’s unlikely.

 

The real pearl in the oyster here is the third option. A chef who doesn’t know they are one – yet. Someone who cooks for function, so they don’t have the opportunity to experiment.

 

Sound familiar? An enormous number of us fall into this category. We love food, but we don’t have the time to go beyond a few tried-and-tested recipes we know we can rely on. That hesitancy goes beyond the cooking itself; it influences what we choose to cook. We tend to leave aside different ingredients, afraid of cooking them and making a mistake. They become our food White Whales (in the Moby Dick sense… not the eating sense, of course!) [Read more…]

Are your hands safe baking?

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CookerMaid Silicone Gloves

  • CookerMaid® Silicone Heat Resistant Oven Mitts are the Ideal Protection from Heat and Steam Resisting Temperatures up to 450 Degrees Fahrenheit (230°).
  • Our Non-Slip Design Provides Excellent Grip Giving you the Confidence to Hold all Hot Cooking, Grilling & Baking Utensils, Hot Pans & Dishes.
  • Easy to Clean Oven Mitts with Warm Water Under the Tap and are Machine Washable.
  • Super Flexible Material is FDA Approved Silicone Making it Safe & Hygienic for Food Use.
  • Much Better than Cloth or Woven Mitts.

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