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Kitchen Cooking Tips

Updated on April 30, 2015
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Simple Kitchen Tips

Cooking Tips That Can Work For Everyone.

Many of us are born with the gift of being able to cook anything to perfection at any time. No matter what it may be it is cooked to perfection and the rest of the would be cooks look on in admiring dismay. Well my wifes mother was one of these wonderfully gifted cooks. She passed help and knowledge to her daughters and we have put a few things together here. It is not comprehensive, we are not great cooks. We are just trying to pass a few things along, hoping we can help someone who toils away trying to do his or her best for his and hers.

Spices Herbs Nuts And Olive Oil.

Always store your spices in a cool dark place. Never store the above the stove or oven. The heat, steam, light and general humidity will cause your spice to lose their flavour. They will also last much longer - You might at sometime prepare a dish containing nuts such as almonds or pistachios. These will need their skins removed. Blanche the nuts by boiling them in a pan of water for one minute. Drain the nuts, place them on a clean tea towel, fold the towel and rub the nuts together. You will find that the skins have rubbed off on to the tea towel - Olive Oil they say is a cooks best friend. It is versatile as you will find out as you progress you expertise in the kitchen. When roasting you might use a little oil with herbs. You use olive oil in Italian dishes as a matter of course. I making a stir fry where you might normally use butter you might try a little olive oil instead, it's down to taste we know but it is certainly more healthy.

Tinfoil Cooking Tips.

A good tip for making you own burgers. Nobody likes dry tasteless burgers, so next you are making them yourself add half a cup of water for every one pound of meat, before you grill. The texture of the burgers will be softer and certainly not dry - So your off to do some campfire cooking. The first thing is Tin Foil it is indispensable. You can cook at the fireside or prepare your food before leaving home. Lay your meat in the centre of a large square of Tin Foil, dress with sliced potatoes, onions, sliced celery, beans or whatever you choice. Fold over you tinfoil making it into a parcel, place it on your Barbecue or campfire and let it cook.

Cooking Tips Preparation.

Preparation is half the battle. If you have everything to hand before you begin the everything is so much easier. Cleanliness is also essential, dirty utensils means food poisoning, so be scrupulous in you preparation. Prepare your ingredients properly and in good time. Be sure that you have your cookware and utensils to hand. If you are using and mixing spices time can be so important.

In Summary.

As we said at the beginning, these are simple cooking tips to help someone with little knowledge of the kitchen or cooking. We have more simple cooking tips that we have gathered together and we will post them in the future. Meanwhile - Good Luck.




© 2013 Graham Lee

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      Graham Lee 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Audrey Thank you for your valued visit and comments. I do appreciate them.

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      Graham Lee 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Mary. Thank you for your valued visit and comments. I'm glad you agree with my points. Thanks also for the votes, I do appreciate them.

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      Graham Lee 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Chitrangada. Thank you for your visit and comments. I am glad the hub was a little helpful to you.

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      Graham Lee 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Debra. Thank you for your visit. I do hope your changes help. Thanks again.

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      Graham Lee 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Mary. Thank you for your valued visit. I hope you are happy with the result!

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      Basic but interesting and useful for sure. I remember years ago spices were often stored on the back of the stove!

      I too think olive oil is a cook's best friend, that and coconut oil.

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Interesting and helpful tips for cooking!

      Although I cook daily, I learnt some new tips here. Nice and well written!

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      Debra Allen 2 years ago from West By God

      These are great tips. I did not know about the adding water the the hamburger nor thw spices losing their flavor. I shall change my kitchen around now. Thanks!

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      I never heard of adding water to hamburger, but I'll give it a try.

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      My son learned about using tin foil for cooking hamburger, potato, etc. as a young man in the Boy Scouts of America. Add sliced onion and you have a very tasty meal.

      Thanks Graham and Happy New Year!

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      Graham Lee 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Carb Diva. Thank you for your visit and valued comments. Yes preparation is of course half the battle. Thanks for your valued vote.

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      Graham Lee 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Neetu. Thank you so much for your visit and comments. We also do our Sunday roast in tin foil. We put water in the roasting tin, wrap the joint of meat in tin foil and roast! This keeps the meat from roasting on the dry side. Thank again.

      Graham.

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      Graham Lee 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Jackie. Thank you for your valued visit and comments. Yes a drop of water does make such a difference. Thank you for your vote and sharing. I greatly appreciate it.

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      Linda Lum 3 years ago from Washington State, USA

      All good information. I'm a big believer in preparation. Thanks for sharing these tips. Voted up.

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      Neetu M 3 years ago from USA

      I love tin foil! How would I ever survive without it in my kitchen??? I use it for practically all the grilling I do as it does help keep the meat, chicken or fish tender and moist even when using very high heat.

      Great hub and advice!

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I use the water in the hamburger now to pull a lot of the fat out to make a much healthier burger; and it still tastes great. Up and sharing.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Jackie. Tank you for your visit and most welcome comment. The foil always works.

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Great idea with the foil, could cook many things that way and have a feast inside. Thanks for sharing.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Pamela. Thank you for your valued visit and comments. Glad to see you here.

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      Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

      Exceelnt tips for the kitchen and cooking. I also like you camping tip. Great hub .

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi CrisSp. Thank you for your visit. I'm glad my hub was of help. Carry on with the BBQs.

      Graham.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Why didn't I think of this foil folding tip, which really make sense. Well, thank you for sharing this very useful hub Graham. This is a perfect read for this perfect BBQ season.

      Up and sharing.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Thank you rajan for your comments and votes.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Very useful tips, Graham. Thanks for sharing.

      Voted up and useful.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Rosemay. Thank you for your visit and most welcome comments. I do appreciate them.

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Very useful tips. Especially how to remove the skins from nuts and the foil package of meat and potato and veg is an awesome idea.

      Thank you for sharing these with us, always looking for ways to make things easier.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Thanks Hatter. This might be a duplicate thank you.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Ruby. This might be a duplicate thank you.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Thank you Eddy. This might be a duplicate.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      THank you for your reply. This might be a duplicate.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Morning Hatter. I do hope they work for you should you try them.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Ruby. I hope you are happy with the outcome. Thank you for your visit.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Eddy. Thank you for your visit, wishes and votes.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Glad you liked it. Thank you for your visit.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for the useful tips.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I have been hearing more and more about using olive oil in cooking. I never have, but i will try stir-frying with it. Thank's for a helpful hub..

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Another great share Graham ;voted up and shared.

      Here's hoping you are well my friend and enjoying your day.

      Take care

      Eddy.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Well...well, just you me and Bill again!...:)

      And I agree with my friend Bill, some good tips, anything that can get us cooking is alright by me. thank you for this.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Bill. Thank you for visiting and commenting. You are always welcome.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      They are simple tips, Graham, but very useful and practical. Thank you my friend!