kitchen

Start With Cold Water For Better Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are easy: boil some potatoes and mash them. Starting the process with cold water make sure the potatoes cook evenly. Most of the time when you’re cooking vegetables, you want to start with hot water. Potatoes, says The Kitchn, are an exception.


Make The Fluffiest Mashed Potatoes With Starchier Spuds

Whether you’re gearing up for the ultimate Christmas meal — or mashed potatoes are just a staple in your home — the fluffier your spuds are, the better. The secret to the perfect consistency is all in the main ingredient.


Go Ahead And Use Soap To Clean Your Cast Iron Pan

The image above from Serious Eats might be making more than a few of you shudder. Conventional wisdom (myth) says that you should never use soap to clean cast iron because it will damage the seasoning.


Sneak More Vegetables In Your Diet By Mixing Them With Mashed Potatoes

Most diets really come down to the fact that we should all eat more vegetables. If you’re looking for a way to get more veggies in your diet without giving up foods you love, this traditional Irish dish does the trick.


Mix Batter In A Disposable Bag Instead Of A Bowl

If you’re making batter that you need to pour (pancakes, anyone?), you can save yourself a step by mixing it in a disposable bag. Cut the corner and pour the batter directly from the bag.


Know How To Maximise Food's Flavour With The Flavour Star

The major food flavours — salty, sweet, sour, bitter, spicy and umami — all play off each other, balancing or enhancing the other flavours. You can make any dish taste better by knowing the science behind it, and this chart can help.


Develop Your Kitchen Knife Skills With This Free Online Course

If you’re looking to really up your slice and dice game, this comprehensive online course teaches you essential kitchen knife skills, the best ways to cut different fruits and vegetables, and how to take care of your blades.


Peel A Hard-Boiled Egg In Three Seconds With A One-Handed Roll

If you’re a parent with young children — or constantly busy multitasking — you can peel a hard-boiled egg in under three seconds with only one hand by rolling it quickly on a clean surface.


Make Easier Crepes With Flour Tortillas

Crepes are delicious, delicate and difficult to make. Instead of making the crepe from scratch using flour, use a tortilla.


Wait For Butter To Stop Foaming Before Sauteing

Here’s a quick tip for knowing when butter is hot enough to saute in: wait until it stops foaming.