Friday, June 21, 2013

Skirt Steak Tips

I came across this awesome post about how to cook a skirt steak perfectly! I find that I usually overcook it, and it becomes tough little bits of meat. Not my fav. Her explanations and pictures are fabulous and hopefully you will be heating up your stoves with confidence and enjoying some delicious steak too!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Keeping Your Kitchen Clean

There is nothing that takes he joy of cooking away more than a dirty kitchen. I have to start with a clean pallet so to speak. Check out this post by Real Simple for a breakdown of things you should do and when to keep your kitchen clean. They also include the Shiny Sink 101- a "how to" for cleaning your kitchen sink.
 One thing I do that really helps is: I don't let go of an item until it is put away. So that means if I take my plate to the sink to rinse it off I don't just leave it there to pile up with other dishes. I put it in the dishwasher immediately.* If I take out the olive oil, I use it and put it right back. As I am cooking I leave the dishwasher open, rinse out a pan or bowl as I use it and put it away. This little step will keep the mess down and your kitchen clean. Say no to making "piles" of mail, dishes, spices etc.
 *I actually timed myself emptying the dishwasher the other day. Maybe it is my CrossFit mind taking over and doing everything "for time", but the reality was it ONLY took 3 minutes!!! So don't let your clean dishes sit there- empty it. . . quickly. . . 3. . 2. . 1. . GO!
Check out this shop for a cute clean/dirty magnet. We purchased one awhile ago and love it.
Cheers to a clean kitchen! Enjoy!