All in Kitchen Toolbox

Working with onions

Excellent knife skills come with time and practice, learning how to dice an onion is an important skill that you will likely need every day (well most days).  A bonus is being able to chop onions without tears. 

Care for your knives

It may surprise you, but blunt knives are dangerous. Why? Dull knives require a greater amount of pressure to cut and are far more likely to slip and end up cutting you.

Keeping your knives sharp is important and so is investing in a sharpener to keep your knives in top condition.

Why cast iron is king

Cast iron pans are fantastic but they take a little bit of care and take some getting used to when you start cooking with them. That being said when you find your feet with cast iron you never want a non-stick frying pan again.  

How to Steam Vegetables

Steaming vegetables is a quick and easy option for getting vegetables onto your plate.  

Steaming your vegetables is a great way of keeping some of the crunch in your vegetables, none of us likes soggy broccoli with dinner. 

Boiled eggs

Don’t you just hate it when you get a hard-boiled egg with that green ring inside; I think it has to be the most off-putting thing.

Getting the perfectly boiled egg is not difficult, the secret is that it is just about timing.

Kombucha Tea

I don’t profess to know the origins of Kombucha, there any many theories about who came up with it, to be honest I don’t mind who invented it, I’m just interested in the benefits it offers.

So you may be asking yourself, what is Kombucha?

Kitchen essentials

I’d like to think that I’ve moved along my cooking learning curve enough to offer some advice around what a good kitchen should have in it. 

For the most part I started by doing things the hard way and then justified to myself the need to buy certain items for my kitchen.