Sunday, January 18, 2009

Generic Household Tips

Hands up those who love cabbage rolls!! I just love cabbage rolls and was delighted to find some vegetarian recipes. The only problem I ever had with making cabbage rolls was getting the cabbage leaf off the head of the cabbage and wrapped around the filling without it breaking.

I can see you all nodding your heads in agreement - it's a horror of a job. Until now. This tip is invaluable. Before making your cabbage rolls, freeze your head of cabbage. This is not a typo - freeze your head of cabbage solid.

When you thaw your cabbage for use, you will find that leaves will be very limp and manageable. You can remove them from the head and roll them without cracking a single leaf. Freezing the cabbage does not affect the taste, flavour, texture, or mouth feel of the cabbage in anyway after simmering in tomato sauce.

Try it - you'll like it!

Want to use an entire head of lettuce and the core is getting in the way. Simplest trick yet: Take your head of lettuce and hold it above counter core side down. Hit the core sharply on the counter, flip the lettuce over, and core glides right out.

Good trick!

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