10 Basic Cooking Techniques
I know how to cook fancy stuff, but did I know the basic cooking techniques every diyhomegoddess should know? The basis for cooking? The ones, if you know these, you can do anything? I didn’t know.
A couple of months ago, I went to a Sur La Table class on ’10 Skills Every Cook Should Know’. To see if I knew them all. I am in the process of petitioning Sur La Table to give ‘degrees’ after you attend so many classes. I think I’m ready for a formal cooking degree from them!
What Are These Skills?
You know how to bake. And you know how to cook. When you watch the Food Network, the Cooking Channel, even PBS, do you understand what they are talking about? Do you know the terms for the skills you amassed, which are thrown around like they are the word cat?
Prepare yourself to be educated! Read more
Attaching Undermount Lights
As you know, kitchen lighting for the counters can really suck, depending on how your kitchen is laid out. I have some under-mounted lights that are life-savers for me, in my tiny kitchen. However, have you ever noticed how sometimes when you attach undermount lights, they don’t stick all that great? Here’s a post I did discussing when I purchased my undermount lighting.
I have undermount lights that are great in an emergency. They are battery operated. If there’s ever a power outage, which happens ALL THE TIME where I live, they become emergency flashlights. I tried to use the adhesive to stick them underneath the cupboards.
Look what happened!
I put them up after I had painted the cupboards, using the adhesive, instead of the screws, which I had used before I painted. After a few months, the adhesive lost its grip, and they started falling. Bam! It scared the crap out of this diy home goddess the first couple of times. It must have the same problem the puck lights have. The heat causes the adhesive to corrode. On top of that, the paint was being removed with the adhesive! Look at what they did!
What To Do?
The tape light strips are hidden. They look very sophisticated. I don’t have those, because you need a power strip, and I need my outlets!
The puck lights have the same problem, they will steal my precious outlets! These cannot be adhesive attached because of the heat. They need screws. Read more