Summer is here. Okay, that’s a little bit of a fib. Summer is threatening to be here.
There are little spots of gorgeousness every so often and that means it’ll be summer in no time at all. Basically, it is time to get our homes summer-ready and start enjoying our little slice of the great outdoors.
Barbecues, Garden parties, friends over, mini-shindigs; it’s all about to happen and, to help make your summer that much more relaxed and enjoyable, we have come up with a few hacks that you’ll never turn your back on.
When you think summer, you think barbecue.
Cooking outside is synonymous with those hot, hot, hot days and one of the best things to barbecue is fish.
It’s just so tasty.
The only problem is, grilling fish never goes as well as we hope. It sticks to the grill and we end up having to hack it off.
Well not anymore.
Simply lay some lemon slices on the grill and use them as a bed for you to lay your fish on.
No more sticky and lots more flavor.
Ready When You Are Avo’s
Another dish that we love to enjoy in the summer months is a good old salad, and one of the most-loved ingredients is avocado.
That’s why there is nothing worse than picking one up to find out it is rock hard.
The answer: wrap it in tin foil, place it in the oven for eleven minutes at ninety degrees, take it out, let it cool and, voila, you have a perfect avocado ready-to-eat.
No More Insects
We know they are important to the ecosystem, but insects are still the worst bit about summer.
They are just so annoying.
Luckily, there are a couple of things you can do. Let’s start in the kitchen, though, where fruit flies are running amok.
Your best bet is to visit this site https://homeremedyshop.com/how-to-get-rid-of-fruit-flies/ and see what ingredients you have in your home to make a non-toxic fruit fly trap.
Apple cider, lemon grass, that sort of thing.
As for the bugs outside, the ones that love attacking your freshly squeezed lemonade, what we recommend you do is put some paper cupcake cases around your glasses, fasten them in place with elastic bands and then poke a straw through.
Cooler Than Ice Cubes
Ice is needed. It’s hot. But as awesome as ice is at cooling your drinks, it is also awesome at diffusing the flavor.
So, as you can see here http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/frozen-fruit-skewers/instead of using ice, chop some fruit – kiwis, grapes, raspberries, oranges – put them on a skewer, freeze them and then use them as icey stirrers that add to the flavor.
Oh, and did we mention how gorgeous they will look too.
Instant Iced Coffee
We all love coffee.
We need it to operate.
But having a hot mug of coffee when you are already melting is hardly an attractive proposition. However, making ice coffee with a brew and plenty of ice is going to lead to a watered down version which, let’s be honest, is hardly going to be tasty.
So, instead, pour any leftover coffee you have into an ice cube tray, freeze it, and then add these to your iced coffee beverages. More flavor and less fuss.
There you have it…
Some of my favorite Summer Hacks to enjoy!