Friday, 27 May 2016

5 Items You Should Always Have In Your Kitchen


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Items come and go in our kitchens. We might try something on special offer from our local supermarket, and not like it. Our kitchens will probably never see these things again! We might have things that we have occasionally. This might be at a certain time of year, or as a special treat. We also have our staples. These are the things that we always should have in stock and close at hand. They improve our food and drinks in numerous ways, and for that, we are truly grateful! Wondering what these items are? Read on to find out five items that you should always have in your kitchen...

  1. Spice rack
Spices are responsible for making some of the tasting dishes in the world. Whether you add them to a sauce or marinate meat in them, their flavors are wonderful. They’re even more wonderful when mixed with other spices! Keep a spice rack in your kitchen so they’re always close at hand. Be sure to keep an eye on how much you have of each. You don’t want to be half way through a curry and then realise you’re out of Chilli!

  1. Miracle fruit tablets
What is miracle fruit, you ask? Well, it’s the most expensive fruit in the world. It’s also one of the tastiest. It also has the ability to turn any sour or nasty tastes into sweet and nice ones. You can get miracle fruit in the form of tablets. Pop one and chew on it after bad tastes to counteract them.

  1. Fresh Lemon
Lemon is one of the most versatile fruits in the world. It goes fantastically with all sorts of different dishes and meals. Making a tuna salad? Squeeze some fresh lemon over the top for a zesty zing! It also goes great with chicken, and prawns. You can make Chinese-inspired battered lemon chicken with it, or lemony prawns with angel hair spaghetti. We’ve not even mentioned desserts. There are so many incredible lemon-based desserts you can make if you always have some fresh lemons to hand!

  1. Honey
Just like lemon, honey is incredibly versatile. It adds a sweetness to a number of dishes and desserts. But the other reason you should always keep honey in your kitchen is in case a cold or flu symptoms strike. It has antibacterial properties and is fantastic at soothing sore throats. Honey combined with lemon and hot water also makes for a fantastic morning alternative to caffeine based drinks like tea and coffee. Many also say it can help cure hangovers; nice

  1. Olives
It’s a great idea to always keep some olives in your kitchen. They work in meals, like paella, and in salads. There also a very tasty snack to have if you’re feeling peckish. 100 calories gets you around 20 olives, which certainly isn’t bad! They’re also great to have to hand for dinner parties, or if friends or family come around unexpectedly. Pro tip- keep some mini skewers in your cutlery drawer to serve them with. 

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