This week in the test kitchen, we got creative with both our tools and our workspace. Because sometimes we need to open a coconut without a machete. Or a crockpot needs to be tended to on the floor rather than the countertop. What can we say? We're a resourceful bunch. See the evidence below, share your favorite kitchen hacks in the comments, and remember to follow us on Instagram for more!
Our newest coconut hack. We were on a super-secret mission to open a coconut yesterday, but there was no machete or cleaver in sight -- so our intern Will had to get resourceful. A hammer ended up doing the trick, after poking two holes with a screwdriver to drain the sweet water inside. Lucky for us, the result was beautiful, and everyone went home with two hands and ten fingers.
Shameless ingredient porn. This is a very beautiful coconut half. You're welcome.
Back to resourcefulness! This is Kristen tending to a Genius Pot Roast on Amanda's floor. Because sometimes that's where the slow cooker lives. The result was worth her floor-stirring, though -- see her beautiful Mother's Day recipe (and James' beautiful photos!) here.
Tell us: what are your favorite kitchen hacks?