During the pandemic, people are spending more time cooking at home — but sometimes, the endless cycle of cooking and cleaning can leave us in a rut, leading to impulsive takeout orders.
Food and lifestyle expert Alejandra Ramos and Food and Wine culinary director-at-large Justin Chapple stopped by TODAY with Hoda and Jenna on Wednesday morning to share some great tips that can help save time in the kitchen and make it easier to cook your favorite meals.
1. Easily remove food odors from your hands
After cutting onion or garlic, rub your hands with a piece of celery to get rid of any lingering odors. You’ll still want to wash your hands just as regularly, but the “incredibly strong” essence of celery will neutralize the strong smells.
Chapple recommends saving celery scraps after cooking with them. Store them in a container with a damp paper towel and use the
A senior high court judge has halted a charter flight hours before up to 20 asylum seekers who crossed the Channel to the UK in small boats were due to be forcibly removed to Spain, a country they had previously passed through.
The judge, Sir Duncan Ouseley, ordered the flight to be grounded because of concerns the asylum seekers due to fly might be left destitute in the streets of Madrid as happened to a group of asylum seekers earlier this month.
It is thought to be only the second time an entire Home Office charter flight has been grounded by a high court action.
Under regulations known as Dublin III, one European country can return asylum seekers to another they have previously passed through if there is evidence of this in the form of fingerprints or other proof.
Brush fires in Southern California earlier this month turned the sky orange in our area for three days. The air quality was a mess — smelled like a campfire. Ash perpetually fell all over the streets, trees and cars. And my sinuses were driving me nuts. But timing can be everything. And in this case, amid all of these events, an Airdog X5 FD air purifier test unit showed up at the door. I immediately took this ionic filtration machine out of the packing material, quickly installed the fast-drying collecting plates, and flipped on the switch. It may be the fastest I’ve ever opened a package.
Thanks to Airdog’s diagnostic feedback, it didn’t take long for it to start showing me just how unhealthy the air quality inside our house was. So much for keeping the windows open. But as I kept the $599 unit