This trick only really works with chips, and might also be a bit unappetizing. Put the chip in your mouth, and don't bite it right away. Let it soften a little from your saliva. It won't taste quite as crunchy, but it also won't sound so crunchy.
After that, bite more slowly with your mouth fully closed, as Doug said.
Salad spinners are one of those more useful multipurpose tools in your kitchen.
You can wash the berries inside spinner itself, pour off the dirty water, then spin-dry to remove the excess water. This leaves the berries virtually dry.
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To me, this is more of a manners question, as crunchy foods are meant to be crunched.
So, offer some chips (etc.) to your workmates before snacking. Explain they are welcome to any and apologize for any 'ravenous munchings' they might overhear from your cube. Then devour like a Cookie Monster. They'll find you charming & amusing.
In my cube environ, I ...
Things you may use:
Roll the sides of the bag down or put the chips on a platter so that you do not have to touch the greasy bag.
Use a tissue to touch chips.
If you are eating with several people put your chips in a cup and bring it to you mouth and eat that way.
Use a fork. Take the forked end and carefully stick a chip between the forks and then eat it ...
The human nose is extremely sensitive for the chemicals causing the smell of rotten meat as it has been a decisive evolutionary advantage to smell when meat has gone off and is not fit for consumption any more, even when faced with starvation. For this reason it is also near impossible to cover up these smells with other flavours. Also you wouldn't want your ...
It does help if you heat them - this tends to make them puff up a bit, but even then you need a sharp knife to insert along a leading edge and then slice along, and the knife does need to be sharp and preferably serrated. I heat them in the wide slot toaster, that seems the most effective (rather than putting the oven on), they tend to go soggy in the ...
If you get a Chicago-style deep-dish pizza with some toppings, especially onion, the likelihood that it'll start growing mold within a couple of days without a fridge is quite high. Mold likes moisture, and onion is especially good at attracting mold (mushroom is itself the mold already).
If you get a New-York-style thin crust cheese-only pizza, and keep ...
If it's not too heavy, you can shake the container before scooping so that the small pieces filter down through the spaces between the larger pieces. This separation by size is called granular convection or the Brazil nut effect.
Group by expiry date, for sure - once they're past that, you'll just be putting them in the bin, so the point, surely, is to have them in date order so you know what must be eaten first, that's the priority, regardless of the product. That's the way products are stacked on supermarket shelves, with the shortest dated produce to the front, longer at the back. ...
Assuming you don't mind getting your thumb and forefinger dirty, you could do push the bottom of the chip bag up so that you can reach the chips without submerging your hand in the bag, which would get your knuckles all dirty. For detailed instructions, I like this video by Crazy Russian Hacker
However, if you don't want to get your hands dirty at all, ...
The odour is produced due to less circulation of air inside the fridge.
So the microbes cannot escape the refrigerator.
*If you can switch off the fridge and keep it $Open$ then the smell will vanish.
The best thing to remove foul odour from fridge is using Charcoal . Take some charcoal (powdered form) in a porous satchet or cloth bag and place it in ...
Certainly the first key is to find the "entrance wound" as described in another answer. Even then, taking small bites will still cause a jelly-lanche if you aren't careful.
The challenging jelly flow is caused by compressing both the top and the bottom of the jelly chamber while biting, resulting in a net flow of jelly out of the jelly chamber.
To avoid ...
There are a few options to do this, without breaking the pita bread.
Heating up the bread in the microwave tends to warm it up and make it easier to cut because it puffs up more than before.
Grilling each side in a frying pan for a few seconds - this warms the pita up and also makes the outsides crispy while the inside stays soft and warm, allowing you to ...
I like a bird's-beak parer, but a vegetable peeler will work pretty well for this. Use it point-first to make a circular cut around the stem, which will come right out. I use this technique for a number of other things - removing eyes from potatoes, scooping blemishes out of fruit, etc.
If you're buying from the bulk bin, it's virtually impossible to avoid getting some broken pieces of, say, nut meats. One way to deal with this is to buy a slightly larger weight of product than you actually need, and accept that you'll get some broken bits -- which can then be broken down further (a few pulses in a blender) to make (in the case of nut ...
I suggest vinegar. It has strong antibacterial properties and a strong odor of its own. The vinegar smell will be fully gone within 24 hours.
Just wet a piece of cloth with any type of vinegar and thoroughly clean the fridge with it.
Hope this helps :)
Use this occasion to properly clean your fridge. As different microorganisms need different conditions to grow, first use baking soda disolved in water to kill acidic thriving bacteria and fungi.
After you rinse the residues from baking soda, clean the fridge with vinegar to kill alkaline thriving microorganisms.
Let the door of the fridge open for half an ...
Please see the below steps which I always do when I want to reheat the popcorn. With below steps popcorn never burn and it cost nothing because all the things are available in everyone's home.
Heat the deep frying pan or any pan you have and just put it on gas stove and start heating that pan for sometime. [ Note: I guess 3-4
minutes is enough ]
My preferred method is using a plastic colander (metal ones can leave an undesired taste sometimes), washing them in that, and then leaving them to air dry in the colander. While that works for if you don't mind waiting a bit for them to dry, there are some tips from the Cooking Stack Exchange that may help, although one of them is to dry them with a paper ...
The best way to check if food is spoiled is to use your sight and smell. The first thing you will notice about spoiled food would be the off smell. If you can't smell anything strange or unusual then check for foreign colours and objects on the food.
The second way to check is by your gut feeling. If you think the food is off then it probably is !
This is a variation on the good answer James provided.
Instead of one scoop, get two. (Just borrow one from a neighboring bulk-food bin).
Use scoop 1 to take a LARGE quantity of the walnuts (more than you need).
Shake scoop 1, to filter down some of the smaller pieces to the bottom.
Then attempt to pour JUST the whole pieces into scoop 2. Leave as many of ...
Inspect it until you find the entrance wound. If you start eating here it makes less mess than any other way. Also hold it with the hole and your bite marks at the top, so gravity is on your side as well.