Consider yourself organized, or aspire to be? Lifehacker provides some creative tips on how to make your cooking simpler with “Kitchen Timesavers That Speed Up Dinner.” The best idea for me? Stick a conversion chart on the inside of one of your cupboards.
I have some cookbooks from my travels – and gee – why does everyone else cook with a metric system except for the US?! I’ve realized that I procrastinate from cooking wonderful (and easy) dishes from Spain and Cuba because I can’t be bothered with searching another book for the conversions!
The article also mentions some tips on seeding tomatoes, mincing garlic, and prepping your ingredients beforehand (mise en place). I knew the last concept but appreciated their mention that you didn’t have to spend money to buy extra little finger bowls for this. Reuse some cough syrup or Nyquil lids!
My friends who are the best cooks happen to never follow recipes anymore, and seem to be incredibly efficient and organized in life outside the kitchen. Maybe I should take some more life lessons from them for 2008.