We love decluttering wasted time and frustration, so why not carry over that concept and benefit to your kitchen experience too?
Following are some simple tips to prepping your favorite produce with ease – no fancy gadgets needed!
How to remove the pit from an avocado – Years ago, before learning this trick, I dreaded making guacamole. I would spend way too much time trying to figure out how to dig the pit out – never successfully I might add! Now it’s fun! CLICK HERE to be amazed.
How to remove the core from a head of Iceberg Lettuce –Have any pent-up aggression you’d like to get out? Just take a head of Iceberg Lettuce and slam it, core side down, on your counter. Turn the lettuce over and voila! You’ll be able to just wiggle the core right out. No muss, no fuss!
Peeling tomatoes – Many of us know you can peel tomatoes by boiling or roasting them, but did you know you can freeze them to peel too? Simply thaw the tomatoes on the counter for 10-15 minutes and peel . And just FYI, tomatoes in an airtight container can be actually be stored for up to 3 months in the freezer.
How to cut a mango – My 16 year old Goddaughter showed me one of these methods just last week. I was impressed! And were you aware that mangoes have cheeks? Who knew? CLICK HERE and forget the mango mess forever!
Cutting a pineapple – There’s no real trick to cutting a pineapple, just an efficient method. Cut the top and bottom off the pineapple. Then, while standing the pineapple up on end, carefully cut off the thick exterior skin with downward, controlled strokes. Use a paring knife to cut out any missed eyes. When the pineapple is skinned and clean, stand it up on end again. Cut lengthwise into quarters, leaving a quarter of the hard core in each section. Removing the core at this point is as easy as simply slicing it out lengthwise. The pineapple is then ready to be cut into long slices, wedges, or bite size chunks!
Removing cherry pits – Remove stems and rinse cherries in cold water. Hold the cherry with one hand and insert a straw into the base of the cherry, gently pushing the straw until it goes completely through, expelling the pit. Your cherry is now ready for your favorite recipe or dish!
Garlic, garlic, garlic – According to foodwishes. com, this is a very ‘appealing’ way to peel garlic – and maybe make some money winning bets. I’ve never heard of this before, but you can be sure I’ll be trying it very soon!
How to shuck corn – as long as you don’t mind using a microwave, you’re going to dig this trick! CLICK HERE and never grumble about the silky strands of irritation again.
Fill up your sink with cold water and add some ice cubes. Peel off the lettuce leaves and submerge them in the cold water for 15 to 30 seconds, gently swooshing them around. Lay some paper towels on the counter. One at a time, take the leaves out, shake them off, and place them in a single layer on the towels. When you fill up one row, layer with more paper towels and repeat. When done, roll the paper towels up loosely like a jelly roll. Then place the roll in a plastic bag, squeezing out as much air as possible before sealing.
When you need the lettuce, it will be clean, crisp, and dry!
Do you have any tips of your own? Please post in the comment box below!
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