When you trim fresh Brussels sprouts, do you throw away those tender little leaves that fall off? I’ll stop if you will!
I read somewhere that you can freeze whole basil leaves to use out of season. I found out today that it works pretty well. I froze some at the end of summer when it was clear I wasn’t going to use up what was in my outdoor pots. It’s also a great way to salvage basil when you buy too much.
Shortcut: Poke some holes in whole butternut squash on all sides with fork or knife. Place on plate or paper towels in microwave and cook for 5 minutes. It will be much easier to peel and chop for use in recipes.
Did you ever wonder what would happen if you left an instant-read thermometer stuck in your roast (or whatever) in the oven? The kind that has clear package instructions that read, “Do not leave in oven; not intended for prolonged use at that kind of heat, you idiot?”