kitchen

Wrap Kitchen Tongs In Cardboard Tubes For Clutter-Free Storage

Kitchen tongs are awesome for many purposes, from squeezing citrus to grabbing hard-to-reach items. But they can make a mess when stored in a drawer. A simple cardboard tube is the answer.


Keep Baked Goods From Sticking With Homemade Pan Grease

Perhaps you grease pans for baking with butter or oil, or perhaps you’ve discovered the joy of special baking sprays. This homemade baker’s goop works even better, it’s cheaper, and it couldn’t be simpler to make.


Avoid A Nasty Mildew Smell Around Your Sink By Using Two Sponges

If you have a potent stench coming from your sink, it could be your poor, abused sponge. You can keep two of them around and rotate use so your sponges won’t develop a mildew smell ever again.


What To Do With Stale Bread

I’ve recently taken up baking again, and I’ve been making a lot of bread. Although I give most of it away, part of my experimentation is about seeing how long my different breads last and what I can do with it when it goes stale.


Salted Teaches You How To Cook With Videos From Top Chefs

Salted is a new membership program with online cooking bootcamps, courses and tutorials from acclaimed chefs. You can learn essential kitchen skills and recipes, as well as more advanced techniques.


Get Equal Amounts Of Batter In Cake Pans With A Toothpick

A weighing scale is the best way to measure perfectly equal batter in two cake pans. But if you want an easier way to be approximately equal, use a toothpick, says dessert chef Alice Medrich.


Chop A Salad Directly In The Bowl With A Pizza Cutter

Instead of using a cutting board — and having to later clean it — try this simple yet clever trick from Serious Eats: use a (very versatile) pizza cutter for in-the-bowl chopping.


Store Asparagus In Water To Keep It Fresh Longer

Spring means asparagus is in season, but before you grab a bunch to roast, sautee, shave into salads or stir-fry, our friends at Chow remind us that storing your asparagus upright in a couple of centimetres of water will keep them fresh in the fridge longer than leaving them in the crisper.


Cut Tomatoes Easier With A Serrated Knife

Unless you have a very sharp knife, cutting tomatoes is a messy affair. A serrated knife does better than most other knives.


This Chart Demystifies Which Cooking Oils Are Best For What

You have a lot of options when it comes to cooking oils. Some are better at certain temperatures, others are best with certain types of food. The folks over at MyFitnessPal have created a chart that helps you pick which oils are best for what kind of cooking you want to do.