Hello hello! It’s Friday yet again, and that means it’s time for Fun Find Friday, where I share my favourite finds or top tips for the week with you all.
Today I am going to share my top two kitchen hacks. I have more than 2 and thanks to Pinterest I know of even more again, but I literally use these two every single day.
Hack 1. Peeling ginger with a teaspoon.
First of all, I use just a ridiculous amount of ginger. I put it in absolutely everything from salad dressing, soup, meatballs, fermented vegetables or tea. If I think it won’t be totally yuck, I put ginger in and guess what?, usually amazing.
Secondly, I use at least quadruple the amount called for in any given recipe. The more the better as far as I’m concerned.
Now you know the background, you’ll see why this hack is in the number one position. Peeling ginger with a teaspoon, it turns out is absolutely the quickest and easiest way to get the skin off without removing hunks of the ginger itself. It’s also way easier to navigate the little knobbles and uneven places.
Here is a 30 second video showing you how to do it. In real life it’s even easier than this lady makes it look, and I love how she says “It just comes off by itself, practically!”.
Hack 2. Cutting mango with a drinking glass.
Mango has been one of my favourite foods since I was a child. And it’s one of my 2 year old daughter’s favourite foods too. So since it’s summer, she and I have mango every morning, and I use this hack as a very quick and easy way to prepare it for her / us.
She even asks for this treat by calling it ‘cuppy cuppy’, as she identifies it by the drinking cup I use to prepare and serve it to her.
Here is a great video that demonstrates how simple this hack is from my friend Tracy Konoske! The only thing I do differently, is that after I remove the cheeks of the mango, instead of going straight to the glass I use the tip of the knife to score the flesh inside into cubes, so that when I run it over the edge of the glass, it comes away in bite sized pieces instead of whole cheeks.