The Quarantined Kitchen: June 3, 2020

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The Quarantined Kitchen shares ideas and recipes from Chef Steven Bright, Hospitality Coordinator at Shadyside Presbyterian Church, to help you stay healthy by eating well during the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 3, 2020: Four Helpful Hints and Hacks

  1. When picking onions at the grocery store choose a variety of onion sizes. Never buy the bag; instead, get just what you might need for a two-week period. At the store, remove any extra excess skins. Brush with hands to remove any fruit fly larva and never store your onions in the refrigerator.
  2. When grinding fresh pepper corns, add a half a bay leaf. Perfect for meats, fish, and vegetables!
  3. When choosing fresh limes, pick the ones with the smooth skins; they are the juiciest!
  4. When buying fresh ginger root, store in the freezer until ready for use. Grate ginger directly into your dish. Frozen ginger will melt right into your product. For even more ginger flavor, squeeze thawed ginger root to juice.

Should you have any questions, or need helpful tips, please feel free to contact Chef Steven via email at:

Be well – eat well!

Chef Steven M. Bright

Read more from Chef Bright by exploring other entries in The Quarantined Kitchen.