I thought I'd seen most doubling-up tricks but this was a new one for me: use the narrow, hinged end of a tongs to squeeze half a lemon for juice.
What are your favorites?
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p.s. No doubt there are some Timely Tool Tips out there for the summer rentals we know all too well, with Sad Kitchens.
p.p.s. For an awesome recipe that needs only a bowl and a baking sheet, Amanda's Peach Tart is the best. Can also be made with plums, apples, whatever you wish.
I use a super fine grater, generally for zesting lemons, for garlic & ginger. I freeze the hunger first.
Summer rentals are the worst. We take our own knives and a couple of good pans. Use good paper towels like Viva in place of cheese cloth to strain yogurt for example. There are endless uses for ziploc bags - marinating, piping bag, storage. Use the back of your pan to pound meat.
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Invert cast iron skillet to bake flatbread or pizza for easier removal (could also bake inside the pan).