We're sharing a few simple (and manageable!) tips to make your kitchen feel clutter-free.
1. Keep tabs: Check your pantry for expired cans or jars and discard them. Then, combine any duplicates from what's left and store similar items together. This will help you have a better grasp of your kitchen inventory at a quick glance and make you less likely to purchase an item you actually already have on hand.
2. Find your match: Empty your tupperware drawer and match every container to its lid, getting rid of ones that don't have one. Most of us hold up hope that missing items will show up weeks after they've been lost, but when it comes to tupperware, that rarely seems to be the case! Taking a few minutes to edit your collection every month makes it easier to make the most of what you have available.
3. Know your favourites: Reevaluating your countertop real estate is primordial. Only the items that you use daily (or very often) deserve that prime spot. Items used less than once a week should be tucked into drawers and cupboards.
4. Be picky: Do you really use that egg slicer? Was that grapefruit spoon a useful buy? Take a few minutes to ask yourself whether you could part with those specialty gadget impulse buys. Give those items to a friend or relative who might enjoy them or donate them to a local charity.
Crunchy-Top Blueberry Muffins <br /> Photography by Mark Burstyn Credits: Crunchy-Top Blueberry Muffins <br /> Photography by Mark Burstyn
Salt and Pepper Steak Rub <br /> Photography by Ryan Brook Credits: Salt and Pepper Steak Rub <br /> Photography by Ryan Brook
Chunky Tomato Pear Ketchup Source: Jeff Coulson
Want to jazz up your holiday menu this year? Try one of these tasty concoctions in place of classic cranberry sauce!
This chili-style tomato sauce, made with fresh pear and golden raisins, is delicious when served alongside a roast but also makes a tasty spread in a sandwich.
This sweet-and-sour chutney has a nice crunch thanks to chopped walnuts. Packed with dried fruit it adds a pleasant amount of sweetness to any holiday main.
Ready in a matter of minutes, this tangy and creamy sauce is the perfect accompaniment for a roast, but would also pair well as a side for crisp veggies.
A spoonful of this spicy sauce is all you need to spice up your holiday meal.