Store fresh herbs in water
Like a bouquet, your herbs will last longer if you place freshly cut stems in a cup of water, then cover in plastic and refrigerate.
Parchment paper saves on clean up time
Baking a cake? Roasting vegetables? Line pans with parchment paper and you’ll thank yourself later — plus, it is considered compostable waste in many parts of the country.
If you’re boiling water, put the lid on the pot
Should we have to tell you that this saves time?
Toast grains before boiling
This deepens their flavor. Try it with spices and nuts as well.
Taste food and season it repeatedly throughout the cooking process. This way it will be perfect by the time it’s done and you won’t be scrambling to doctor a bland dish.