kitchen

Test Your Cabbage Head's Doneness With A Cake Tester

You can use cabbage for more than just coleslaw — like cooking half a head in a pan for a crispy, hearty side dish. You can actually test cabbage’s “doneness” with a cake tester.


Freeze Kale Cubes To Make Super-Fast Green Smoothies

Homemade green smoothies are a fast, easy and inexpensive way to get fibre, folate, vitamins and antioxidants in your diet. One trick that will make whipping them up not just easier but also more convenient is to freeze some kale cubes ahead of time.


Why It's Sometimes OK To Eat Chicken That's Pink After Cooking

You cut into your fully-cooked chicken and see pink. Panic time? Throw it back in the oven? Not necessarily.


Don't Buy Expensive Knife Sets: These Four Knives Are All You Need

It can be tempting to buy a knife block, or buy a set for a friend who’s into cooking as a housewarming gift. Don’t do it. The money you spend on a knife set packed with subpar knives could be used to buy fewer excellent knives that will last a lifetime. Here’s why you should steer clear, and what you — or your aspiring chef friend — should own instead.


For A Creative Spin On Asparagus, Try Shaving It

Asparagus is simple enough to cook, and it’s pretty easy to season it and make it delicious too. However, if you want to try something new with your asparagus, try shaving it.


Poke Holes In The Seal Of A Cooking Oil Bottle For Better Control

Cooking oil bottles have pretty large pour spouts that can be hard to control. One unpredictable move, and you’ve added way too much oil to a dish. To remedy this, just poke holes in the foil seal.


Revive Stale Bread With Running Water And A Quick Bake

There are plenty of ways to restore a loaf of stale bread, from rubbing it with ice cubes to wrapping it with aluminium foil. But here’s one of the simplest ways: run it under a stream of water before popping it into the oven.


Add Modular Counter Space To Your Kitchen With A Simple Folding Bracket

Most of us could use more counter space, and a simple folding bracket from the hardware store could be the solution to your storage woes. Install one and you can add working space when you want it, and then fold it away when you don’t.


FoodKeeper Tells You When Food Really Expires, Sends You Reminders

iOS/Android: By now, you probably know that most expiration dates on food products are hogwash. They’re more about marketing than how long it actually takes food to perish. The USDA makes it really easy to look up the true expiration dates of food.


Create Higher Protein Versions Of Common Foods For More Diet Success

Sometimes, it’s hard to get enough protein without feeling like you need to eat an entire antelope. Instead of raiding the fridge and eating 10 meals a day, try creating higher-protein versions of the meals you already love.