Friday Fun: Did You Know?

If you love the taste of garlic, push it through a garlic press before adding to the rest of your ingredients. If you like a milder taste, chop or slice it. Pressing garlic makes the taste of garlic much stronger because there is more surface area of the garlic exposed. Also, be sure to add garlic towards the end of cooking when sauteing so you don’t burn it, which turns it bitter.

onion_fennel_bisqueSoak diced or sliced raw onions in ice water for 15 minutes to make them less pungent – ideal when adding to salads or sandwiches and you don’t want an overwhelming onion bite.

If a bell pepper has three bumps on the bottom it is sweeter and better for eating raw. If it has four bumps on the bottom, it is likely firmer and better for cooking.