I’ve got about five minutes to sit down and write this while Miss Two is entertaining herself and the baby is just starting to stir after a morning sleep, and that’s about all I need today as this simple Monday is the essence of simplicity. It’s a simple, but great tip. You know the sort that makes you go ‘why didn’t I think of this years ago’ and that then becomes standard practice in your life. I just love a good tip that makes some part of my life simpler.
The most recent example of this came from Rose of Greening the Rose. She has a regular Tuesday Tips post and included this one some time ago. We love pumpkin in this house and often get whole pumpkins in the fruit and vegetable box. Unfortunately while I love cooking I don’t have the knife skills of a practiced chef, nor do I have the super sharp knives of a commercial kitchen, so peeling and cutting the pumpkin becomes a seriously dangerous activity. That is until now… Rose recommended roasting the WHOLE pumpkin without cutting it (takes about 40 mins) after which it cuts like butter. All I can say is what a revelation! I’ve done this every time since, though if I don’t need the whole pumpkin I might cut it in half. Roasted pumpkin tastes the best anyway, so this method enhances whatever dish your cooking. A particular favourite here is roast pumpkin, baby spinach (or silverbeet), caramelised onion and feta pasta.
So thanks Rose, you’ve saved me from many potential trips to emergency. Anyone else have a really simple but great tip they swear by?