Kitchen

Organize your food serving style to suit different tastebuds

Serving salad

I have high respect for any cook in a family- because the cook would need to take into consideration the individual taste and preference of each person when it comes to cooking the dishes. It is impossible to please everyone especially when you live in a big family. And it would be overwhelming and not [...]

Jot down your mom’s recipe…even though you hate cooking

Recipe book

Almost 20 years ago when my mother was undergoing radiotherapy for her tonsil cancer, it was decided that I would take over the cooking. She was too weak from the treatment to be able to continue to cook. The situation then also looked very grim as it was as if she wanted to pass down [...]

Kitchen cabinets/storage- concrete, wood or portable?

Kitchen storage using brick, cement and tiles

A lot of storage space are required with it comes to storing items in the kitchen. There are now a lot of options available to choose from when it comes to designing storage spaces: build in (either wood or brick kitchen cabinets) or portable ones. Building the kitchen storage compartments using brick and mortar would [...]

Alternative Uses of a Cardboard Egg Holder

Uses for egg holder

I usually would buy about 30 eggs at one go. The eggs would be packed in a cardboard egg holder that is made for 30 eggs similar to the picture below: Usually I would be given two cardboard boxes- one on top and another at the bottom to cover up the eggs and tied securely [...]

Use a kitchen timer if you are forgetful about food cooking in the stove/oven

Kitchen timer

If you are sometimes forgetful about food cooking in the stove or cookies being baked in oven, get yourself a kitchen timer or any form of timer. These kitchen timers are relatively inexpensive but they could save you from a potential hazardous situation.  Imagine if you left the kettle of water boiling or making a [...]

Buying and storing fresh vegetables in your fridge

It is so much more healthier to prepare and cook your own vegetables at home. We cannot be sure how clean the vegetables outside – are the vegetables washed frequently? As well as food additives like MSG, too much salt/sugar/oil are used to make the food taste better. The oil used (often recycled oil from [...]

Clip opened packages and unfinished 3-in-1 coffee and tea using binder clips

Binder clips to keep packages in place

What do you do with opened packages such as 3-in-1 beverages and other packaged snacks and dry food? For dry food such as oats, rice and spaghetti, you can pour them into an air tight plastic containers. A friend of mine use expensive clips to clip the packages together. But how about smaller packets like [...]