Monday, March 9, 2009

Old Cooking Tips People Like Me Need

Over at the tips and tricks blog TipNut, time-saving cooking tips continue to be culled from vintage cook books. All of them are simple to execute and require no fancy kitchen utensils—apparently nobody got the Williams-Sonoma catalog back in the 40s. Among the the tips:

* To peel an orange easily and to get the skin off in one piece, heat the orange slightly for three or four minutes before peeling.
* Before scraping new potatoes, soak them for half an hour in cold water which has been salted. Not only do the skins peel off easily, but the hands are not stained.
* Keep pared fruit looking bright by pouring a little lemon juice over it.


M.Lane said...

This is great! I'm looking up more tips now!


vicki archer said...

Thank you, xv

lady jicky said...

What do you do with a orange peel in one piece I wonder?

ALL THE BEST said...

Thanks for the new potato tip!