How to Supreme Citrus

A.k.a how to cut out the fruit segments without the yucky white pith attached.

  1. Carefully remove both ends of the grapefruit with a knife so that it can stand up on either side
  2. Using a paring knife, gently remove the skin of the grapefruit so that the knife is cutting from one open end to the other in a gentle downward motion  
  3. Once all the skin is removed you’ll be able to see that each segment of the grapefruit is separated by a wall, aka membrane
  4. Carefully use your knife to cut on the inside of each segment wall, releasing the grapefruit segment
     

How to scrape a vanilla bean

Vanilla beans are ridiculously expensive but the flavor they give any baked good, or dessert in general, is unbelievable. It's worth splurging on them every once in a while to get that wonderfully speckled vanilla ice cream or vanilla bean cake. 

Directions:

  1. Use your knife to gently cut through one side of the pod from top to bottom
  2. Open up the pod and use the back of the knife to scrape out the seeds
  3. Scrape the pod a few times turning the bean to access different nooks and crannies
  4. Add the seeds to your baked good
  5. If you like, you can use the leftover pod to flavor milk or sugar . . . or something else 

How To Make The Best Toast

Once you make pan toast there really is no going back. It's perfectly crisp, soaked with flavor and can stand up to just about any topping. Not to mention it gets rid of the 

Ingredients:

  • sliced bread
  • 1 tablespoon fat of your choice (olive oil or butter is best)
  • the end

Directions:

  1. Heat a pan over medium
  2. Add a tablespoon of your preferred fat
  3. Once the pan is hot again lay the toast in the pan
  4. Let it cook so that it is fully crisp on one side and then flip it over with tongs
  5. Crisp the second side and serve