I sometimes feel like more than half my day is spent in the kitchen. Between making, serving and cleaning up meals for the family, I would venture to guess that I spend hours each day in my kitchen space. Add to that the fact that I’m constantly searching out, developing and trying new dishes in the kitchen to share with *you*, and well, I’m in the kitchen a lot.
So it just stands to reason that often my “ah-ha!” moments come when I am at the kitchen counter, slicing, dicing or mixing. I have decided that I need to start writing down the little kitchen tips that help make life easier in our kitchen. So today is the first “Tuesday’s Tip:”
Use a bowl filled with water to help keep your pre-cut vegetables and certain fruits fresh and free from browning:
(Actual photo of diced potatoes that have been sitting on my counter for an hour or so, waiting for me to finish posting so I can make some yummy corn and potato chowder)
Potatoes brown (oxidize) quickly if left out in the air, but if you need to dice a bunch of potatoes, you can easily keep them fresh in water. This trick works well for apple slices, celery sticks and carrots, among other things. In fact, when I was in high school, I worked at a recreation center and we had to cut up ump-teen million carrot sticks for the kids enrolled in the day camp each week. If we put them in a big bowl or container of water a la the potatoes above, you could keep them for days and days without them getting old.
A little tip from me to you-