For many of us, cooking is great fun. But itís getting all the ingredients ready that can be a major headache. For instance, skinning cloves of garlic or baby onions isnít a task many cooks look forward to. Well, hereís an easy way to go about it. Dry the garlic or baby onions in the sun before using them (or even before storing them). Rub a few drops of oil on your palms. Then rub the garlic or baby onions between your palms. The skin will come off easily.
Potatoes as well as eggs tend to split or crack while boiling, making them messy and unpalatable. Well, hereís a simple way to prevent that from happening. Just add a pinch of salt to the water you will be boiling the potatoes or eggs in. They will remain in perfect shape after boiling.
While boiling milk you need to stir constantly, otherwise it tends to burn at the bottom of the pan. To avoid this, especially when thickening it, simply place a tiny porcelain / stainless steel bowl inverted in the pan before pouring in the milk. This will do the job of stirring by creating light ripples in the milk and will prevent it from burning at the bottom of the pan.