…What I’m talking about is fruit that’s not quite at the point where it’s totally spoiled, but it’s not really enjoyable to eat out of hand anymore. The kind of fruit that looks past its prime; sort of wrinkled and worn. There’s more life in that produce than you might expect, so step away from the compost bin!
Has this ever happened to you? You stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables at the farmers market, only to find that a few days later your produce is mottled with bruises, brown spots, and wrinkly skin. The odds are good that this premature rotting has nothing to do with the quality of your produce — it is most likely the result of improper storage
Walk into any big box liquor store and you’re likely to see shelves and shelves of colorfully packaged vodkas with flavors ranging from “cookie dough” to “Swedish fish.” Though marvels of flavor chemistry, these spirits often taste cloying or artificial, and aren’t good for much more than a novelty shot. Homemade infusions, however, are a completely different story, and have the added benefit of letting you control the outcome.
Everclear is an even better option than vodka, if you can get it. I have the zest of Meyer lemons for limoncello, just as soon as I can get some.
If you’re looking to speed up the process, you need are the ingredients you’d use anyway and a whipping siphon. You’ll also need some nitrous oxide (N2O) chargers for the siphon to get the job done. The siphon is designed for whipped creams and toppings, but it works great for infusions as well. The video shows you how it’s done:
Those who eat a lot of salad probably swear by a salad spinner and use it often enough to justify the large amount of cabinet space it takes up. But there are those who need some more convincing to justify buying or keeping this bulky kitchen tool.
Here are 10 more ways to put a salad spinner to good use so it comes out of the uni-tasker pile and becomes a hardworking part of your kitchen!