Two quick kitchen tips today (and a bonus upper arm workout too)!
In my kitchen garlic is a staple, especially in the summer months (pesto, bruschetta……). And while I don’t mind crushing a clove or two with my chef’s knife, peeling a whole head is a messy, annoying task. I’d been intrigued by a certain tip floating around the internet – promising a whole head peeled in 10 seconds! – and thought I’d give it a try.
Simply separate the head into individual cloves (a good thwack with your hand should do the trick), and sweep the whole mess into a bowl. Invert a bowl of similar size on top and shake it up! Every clove was either loosened from the skin or completely peeled.
I’m not “video-ready” at this point so I can’t show you the technique live – but here’s the proof:
If you have leftover cloves, place in a small glass jar and cover with oil. Seal the jar and refrigerate; use within a week.
While I love making my own hummus, what I really don’t like is having to stir up a new can of tahini – I cannot seem to do this without the oil dripping everywhere, and never really getting the contents fully emulsified.
I recently took out a new can and tried vigorously shaking the contents, and – voila! – it worked! It was fully blended and ready to use.
this song has been playing non-stop in my head all week I couldn’t resist….