Living by yourself in a kost or coliving is not easy. You have to be good at taking care of everything yourself, including the matter of food.
Most people choose to cook their own food rather than having to spend a lot of money to buy takeaways. Unfortunately, not everyone likes cooking because it tends to take up a lot of time.
Well, you can try the following cooking trick!
No more onion cry!
Chopping onions without crying by these tricks! The first way is to soak the peeled onions in water for 5 minutes. Another practical way that you can try is to use an automatic onion peeler that is already widely sold in e-commerce at a low price.
Make your pan looks new by using baking soda
With this simple trick, your pan will look clean like new! You just need to sprinkle 4–5 tablespoons of baking soda and pour enough vinegar on the burnt part of the pan, then let it sit for 1 day. After that, rinse thoroughly with water. This way, you no longer have to waste time and effort cleaning the burnt pan.
Salty soup? Apple and potato to the rescue!
When you are just learning to cook, it is understandable that some meals turned out to be salty. Well, instead of throwing it away, you can minimize the saltiness by adding sliced apples or potatoes to the soup and simmering it for 10 minutes. Easy, right?
Arrange the food in a circle so that it cooks evenly
For those of you who often heat food in the microwave, you can arrange food in a circle so that the heat can be distributed properly and your food can be cooked evenly.
Store your vegetables this way to make them last longer
You can use plastic bags to wrap vegetables to keep them fresh and durable. In addition to maintaining the freshness of vegetables, you are also helping to protect the environment by reusing your plastic thus will minimizing plastic waste!
Sharpening a knife with the back of a cup
This tip is very useful for those of you who don’t have a knife sharpener at your place. Just rub the knife against the back of the cup. Voila, your knife can be sharp again!
Peeling eggs perfectly
Once the boiled egg is cooked, immediately dip it in cold water. This difference in temperature will make peeling the eggshell easier.
Those are some kitchen hacks that you can try. For those of you who like to cook, but are lazy because the communal kitchen is uncomfortable, why not move Cove? Each Cove unit provides a shared kitchen that is complete, comfortable, and of course clean, what a dream!
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