Salad greens are fragile and can easily be damaged. When washing them never hold them directly under a running faucet. Always dip and wash them carefully in a large bowl of water and lift out onto paper towels to dry.
To remove the odor of raw fish from hands, utensils, and cutting boards, rub with a cut half-lemon. If you are using fresh lemon juice in a dish, once you have squeezed out the juice you can save the lemon halves for this purpose.
If you only need to add a little of any ingredient to a recipe, never pour straight into the bowl or pan. Always measure out into a spoon first so that you can’t overdo it by mistake.
It’s always disappointing when an egg breaks in the pan. Stick a pin into the large end of a raw egg to make a very small hole from which air can escape. This will prevent the egg from cracking during boiling.