kitchen

Wash Chilli Oil Off Your Hands With Bicarb Soda

If you aren’t careful with hot peppers like jalapeños, you’ll get the burning oils on your hands. Ouch. Once on your hands, they will transfer anywhere. Double ouch. Clean up those hands with some bicarb soda.


Make Pumpkin Soup Directly Inside The Pumpkin You're Eating

Hey, have you guys ever heard of pumpkins? They’re a relatively obscure fruit that the world magically rediscovers once a year. They also make for great soup, no pot required.


Remove Plastic Food Container Odours By Storing Them With Salt

If you tend to make pungent meals — or just forgot about one in the fridge — you probably have to deal with smelly containers. Adding a pinch of salt to your container after washing it can help keep the leftover odours at bay.


This Video Explains How Microwaves Are Safe (Even When Running)

We’ve all heard the tales of our cancer-causing cooking boxes we keep in the kitchen, but they really aren’t dangerous to be around when they’re running. Craig Benzine from the Mental Floss YouTube channel takes a look at the classic myth in this video.


This Video Explains When Carbon Steel Knives Are Better Than Stainless

Carbon steel knives are popular among chefs and people who love to cook for a number of reasons, but they’re also much more expensive than stainless steel. To find out if the performance delta was worth the price, America’s Test Kitchen brought some serious science to bear. Here’s what they found.


Make A Perfect Cup Of Coffee With These Brewing Ratio Charts

The ratio of coffee to water is key to making a great cup of joe. The Black Bear Micro Roastery has made a chart for easy reference, showing you the right amount of water to use with your freshly ground coffee.


Avoid Wasting Food With A Nightly Fridge Cleaning

When you’re trying to save some money by making do with what you have at home, it’s important to know what you actually have that’s usable. A regular scheduled cleaning out of your refrigerator can help you keep stock.


The Best Tips And Tricks For Your Microwave

You can probably find a microwave in almost every kitchen across the country, but not everyone is using it to its maximum potential. This collection of microwave tips and tricks will ensure you put those radio waves to good use.


Slap Garnishing Herbs To Bring Out The Most Flavour

An herbs flavour and aroma comes from the essential oils inside, and knowing how to release those oils properly is important. For plate and cocktail garnishes, a simple way to release those oils is with a good slap.


Cook Almost Anything With Your Bread Machine

Bread machines are useful for a lot more than just making bread. After all, you’ve got a single device that can both stir and heat and even do it on a schedule. So if you have a bread machine sitting on a shelf gathering dust, clean it up and put it to use.