Your kitchen is meant to be an environment that is calming and relaxing. It is supposed to be a place whereby you can let your stresses drift away after a difficult day at work. The last thing you want to do is get home and experience even more irritation because your kitchen drives you crazy! However, this is something that can easily happen if your kitchen is unorganized and you don’t have everything you need in order. So, with that being said, let’s take a look at seven ways you can make your kitchen a stress-free environment.
- Tired of a soggy bottom when cooking pastry? If so, sprinkle some breadcrumbs onto the base before you start cooking the pastry. This will prevent sogginess, as breadcrumbs will absorb all of the moisture.
- Master a few sauce recipes so that you never run out of things to cook. If you have a few good sauce recipes, you can spice up any meal. This sauce recipe for fish tacos is a great place to start.
- Do not use baking parchment when you are baking blind. Tin foil is a better choice, as it will not curl up. This means that you can expect a finish that is much neater.
- Frustrated that your herbs seem to lose their freshness within a day or two? A good way to combat this is by wrapping your herbs in a damp kitchen towel and then keeping them in your fridge’s salad drawer. This will ensure that your mint, thyme, and all other herbs remain fresh for longer.
- When you buy onions, pre-chop them and put them into a freezer bag. This can make your life a lot easier. Of course, you can buy frozen pre-chopped onions, but it is usually cheaper to do this yourself. After all, the vast majority of recipes today call for chopped onions, and having them ready to go will make a big difference, saving you a lot of time when you get home from work.
- Use a lemon to clean your chopping boards. Simply cut it in half and rub the lemon on the chopping board. This is a great form of natural bleach.
- Tired of your bread getting stiff and ruining your daily sandwiches? A good way to keep bread fresher for longer is to put it inside a plastic sandwich-style bag and then place a stick of fresh celery in with the bread. Leaving it overnight. The bread is going to absorb the humidity from the celery, which will ensure it is kept fresh for another day. No more having to pick up a sandwich from your local convenience store because you have run out of fresh bread.
So there you have it: seven different ways that you can make your kitchen a stress-free place. No one wants to be pulling their hair out in the kitchen while they are trying to cook dinner, so we hope that these tips will help you to have a stress-free life!
What other ways can you do to make your kitchen a stress-free place? Let me know in the comments below!