Things you should know.

I learned two things about cooking today.

1) If you think Brussels sprouts are bitter, cut off the stem before you cook them. I never knew this! I had some leftover from the farmer’s market and I wanted to sautee them. I googled a few recipes and saw this handy hint. Just chop off the root part, and remove any loose leaves. All of the bitterness is contained in the stem. (If you want Brussels sprouts to taste like candy, cook three pieces of bacon, chop them up, (keep the grease in the pan) and then add the halved Brussels sprouts with one chopped leak, a teaspoon of salt, and one tablespoon of butter. Holy Delicious!)

Brussels Sprouts with Leeks and Bacon

2) You should always cut the ends off of potatoes when you’re baking them in the oven, or this will happen.

Oops.

That’s going to be fun to clean up…

Have you learned any helpful kitchen hints lately? What were they?