These common mistakes are not bad habits and do not occur as a result of haste. Sometimes even the best-planned actions and routine activities can turn out to be mistakes that we make every day.
1. We do not keep herbs fresh in the kitchen
Everyone loves a well-seasoned dish, often with spices like cilantro, basil, mint, or parsley. We often buy them fresh and store them in plastic containers or bags.
This method is suitable for bringing herbs home and not damaging them, but as soon as you enter the kitchen, you need to take the herbs out of the package and store them in a cool place. If possible, put them in a cup of water. This will prevent the herbs from wilting quickly.
It is equally important to keep tender plants away from extreme temperatures. If they are near the stove or on the refrigerator shelf, their shelf life will be shortened.
This is one of those mistakes that we make in the kitchen, due to which the delicate aroma of fragrant herbs is lost, and we are forced to spend more and more money on herbs that will only stay fresh for a day or two.
The best alternative to keeping herbs fresh is to buy a small pot and plant several varieties of herbs.
2. We store open canned food
Canned are usually made of aluminum or steel. These metals are resistant to corrosion as long as they are not exposed to air. When the can is opened, the oxidation process begins, and after a few hours, we will have rust mixed with food. If not all the contents of the can are used, it should be remembered that then the remaining food should be stored in the refrigerator in a container or in the freezer. Plastic or metal containers are the best options for this type of product.
3. We peel bananas incorrectly
This is not a mistake that can cause health damage, but it is a bad habit that most of us have. Most people peel bananas from top to bottom, but it’s best to start from the bottom.
This method may seem strange, but it is the easiest way to clean this fruit.
4. Foil tearing off
Have you ever noticed a sharp edge on the inside of a box, usually in a zigzag pattern? It’s a good idea to measure how much foil you need and then place it along the edge of the box. So all you have to do is the quick move for a precise breakaway.
5. We peel the potatoes incorrectly
The next time you peel potatoes, try this algorithm of actions:
- Wash the potatoes.
- Take a knife and make a circle on the peel.
- Boil the potatoes.
- Once the potatoes are ready, take them out and place them in cold water.
- Peel off potatoes with your hands.
It’s so easy because the peel will fall right off. Taking this and taking a few steps toward change can save you a lot of time… and a lot of potatoes.
6. Washing the microwave incorrectly
It’s can be so easy if you put a damp sponge in the device, turn it on for a minute, then remove the sponge.
It turns out that the water evaporate and moistened the remaining dirt inside the microwave. All that is needed now is to wipe it clean. You will be surprised when you see how quickly you can remove the remaining dirt.
7. We serve dishes on cold plates
Everyone tries to prepare food in the best possible way, keeping it at the right temperatures. But if you serve food on cold plates, all efforts will be wasted!
Food in restaurants is served on plates at a certain temperature. If it is a cold dish, the plate should also be cold. If it is hot, the plate is heated to maintain the temperature of the dish.
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