You probably can get 3 tablespoon of juice from a normal lemon. Want to get 3x more of the juice? Apply light pressure by rolling it. It will bust the tiny juice-filled cells or simply blast it for 20 seconds in a microwave.
Remember to cut the lemon lengthways rather than crosswise.
Keeping Bread Fresh
Put a celery stick together with the bread in a plastic bag and leave overnight. The bread will absorb the humidity from the celery and give it a fresher taste and bounce. Since celery doesn’t have a strong flavor, it will not affect the taste of the bread.
Rub a little vegetable oil onto your hands to create a barrier before chopping chillies. It will prevent your skin from absorbing the fiery properties and aroma. Fastest way to de-seed chillies? Halve it lengthways and use a teaspoon to scrape out the seeds in one downward stroke.
A bumpy ginger is quite tricky to peel. Use a teaspoon, instead of peeler or knife, to rub the skin off as it is easier to follow the contour of the ginger and reduce wastage.
Instant Ice Cubes
For faster freezing, use boiled water instead of water straight from the tap.
Peel Garlic As Easy As ABC
Use the base of a saucepan to thump the whole bulb to separate the cloves. Then place them in a metal bowl and a similar one on top. Give it a hearty shake and the garlic will come out perfectly peeled.
No More Milk Boiling Over
Milk often will boil over and spill when heated. Put a long-handled spoon into the pot/pan as it heats to avoid this from happening.
Never Cry Cutting Onions
Peel and cut onion in a large bowl of water or under a running tap. This will prevent the fumes that cause your eyes to water from escaping into the air.