Currently Browsing: Food Hints

Once there are a few years of cooking for family & friends under your belt, the knowledge gained inevitably helps you develop a "Chef's Eye". This is an instinct or a "knowing" when it comes to things like finessed seasoning, effective ways to streamline prepping & work spaces, even discerning troubleshooting "secrets" (ie. a necessary ingredient in less-than-optimal condition that is still perfectly fine to use but first needs a little TLC--crystallized honey for example).

This section on Tipnut organizes all those little assorted "Food Tips" that come in handy. Some are reference materials to keep at your fingertips (ie. cookbook terminology, measurement equivalents), several answer questions such as: "Should meat & poultry be washed first before prepping?" or "Watermelon Lottery? How to tell the best one to buy from the pile!" while others share nifty hacks (how to add flavor without a smoker, instructions for wrapping butchered meat, etc.).

There's plenty here to browse through, I expect to be adding more in the near future so feel free to bookmark this page for future reference. Enjoy!

100+ Recipes For Homemade Mixes & Seasonings
Ready At A Moment’s Notice: Double Boiler In A Pinch
7 Ways To Loosen A Jar Lid That’s Stuck Tight
20 Kitchen Secrets For Those That Love ‘Em
Crystallized Honey: Why It Happens & Reviving It
Success With Bamboo Steamers: Use & Care
10 Tips For Chopping Onions Without Shedding A Tear
Steps For Success: Delicious Coffee In A French Press
Adding Flavor To Grilled Food Without A Smoker
Should Raw Meat Be Washed First? What’s Your Practice?
Test & Tweak: DIY Flavored Coffee {Creamer, Syrup, Beans}
Wine Cookery: {Kitchen Q&A}
4 Tasty Solutions To Use Up All Those Lemons
Free Gifts In A Jar Ideas, Tags & Tips
Cookbook Lingo: 101 Terms & Definitions
Zesting A Lemon: {With Commonplace Gadgets That Work}
Feasting On Pomegranates: Deseeding / Juicing / Tips
Directions For Skinning Tomatoes - Works For Peaches Too!
How Butter Should Be Stored & More Helpful Info
Kitchen Quickies: 50+ Neat-To-Know Helpers & Hacks
Getting To Know Olive Oil: Shelf Life; Rancid Check & More
How To Properly Measure Food Ingredients
10 Ways To Soften Hard Brown Sugar
Cookbook Techniques: Recipe Terms For Handling Eggs
Cool Hack: Crush Garlic With A Rock & More
Herb Cookery: Vintage Information Sheet
Everything You Want To Know About Herbs & Spices
Best Practices: Poultry Handling, Planning & Prepping
Easy Homemade Produce Wash For Fruits & Veggies
How To Wrap Meat Like A Pro
Handy Hints From 1950’s Housewives { For The Kitchen }
Cookbook Insert: Common Measures & Their Equivalents
Tips For Stretching & Using Those Last Bits of Food
How To Choose A Good Watermelon: {Plus Carvings & Ideas}
How To Tell If An Egg Is Fresh
Kitchen Measurements Equivalent Conversion Chart
35+ Camping Tips, Tricks & Treats
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