Category: Beginners Guides

  • How to Spot Bad Lemons

    How to Spot Bad Lemons

    If you are buying fresh lemons, it is important to know how to spot a bad lemon. The signs of bad lemons are the slimy and brown coating on the fruit and the loss of water content. These signs mean the lemon is past its prime and should not be eaten. It is also sour […]

  • How to Tell If Your Carrots Are Going Bad

    How to Tell If Your Carrots Are Going Bad

    You should know the signs that your carrots are going bad before you use them. They can be slimy, smelly, or have visible mold. They can also become mushy. Read on to find out why. Keeping your carrots fresh is essential, as cooking affects the taste. Here are some helpful tips. Keeping your carrots fresh […]

  • How to Peel an Onion

    How to Peel an Onion

    To know how to peel an onion, you must follow some simple steps. Slice the onion lengthwise, from root end to stem end. The root end holds the layers of the onion together and prevents it from tearing apart. Carefully remove the stem end. The onion’s layers will then fall off of the onion’s halves. […]

  • How to Cut Lemon Wheels

    How to Cut Lemon Wheels

    If you’ve ever wondered how to cut a lemon wedge, you’re not alone. Lemons can be intimidating for some, but cutting one is easier. Here are some tips to make the task a little easier—store lemons in the fridge or a plastic bag. Once cut, keep them away from light. Lemons can be difficult to […]

  • How to Tell If Sour Cream is Bad

    How to Tell If Sour Cream is Bad

    Sour cream should be stored in the refrigerator, but there are a few ways to tell if it’s bad. First, check the expiration date. Second, look for mold or a watery layer on top. Last, you can also smell a weird odor or strange taste. If these things happen, it’s time to throw it out! […]

  • How to Cut a Cantaloupe

    How to Cut a Cantaloupe

    Before cutting a cantaloupe, it’s important to remove the seeds and inner membranes. You can use a rimmed tray to collect the juices. Once the inside well is clean, cut the cantaloupe half in half. Then cut each half into thin slices. You can serve the cantaloupe in the shape of a crown or flower. […]

  • How to Spot a Bad Orange

    How to Spot a Bad Orange

    If an orange has an unpleasant odor, is hard to peel, or is mushy, it might be bad. The dark spots on its spoon can also tell that it’s bad. This article will explain how to spot a bad orange. Hopefully, this article will help you choose better-quality fruit in the future. Also, it will […]

  • How to Cut a Whole Chicken

    How to Cut a Whole Chicken

    The first step in cutting a whole chicken is splitting it lengthwise. To do this, insert a knife lengthwise through the backbone. Once through the backbone, cut the chicken’s tail from one end to the other. You may use kitchen shears to cut the backbone. This step will also require a knife or kitchen scissors. […]

  • Is a Tomato Bad For Your Health?

    Is a Tomato Bad For Your Health?

    A tomato is considered to be bad for health if it has mold, cracks, or discoloration. If you see any of these signs, you should throw it away. Another sign that the tomato is bad is when it sinks to the floor when you squeeze it. If it also smells bad, throw it away immediately. […]

  • Lime Storage Tips

    Lime Storage Tips

    Limes should be stored at 48degF for optimal shelf life. Warmer temperatures promote decay, while colder temperatures promote chill damage. Limes are more susceptible to chill damage and can lose their freshness faster. Lower temperatures can cause mold, water loss, fading, and blemishes. Relative humidity should also be kept at a constant level. If you […]