All posts tagged: life hacks

Sweet Potato Toast

Do you know Kelsey from ‘Little Bits Of’ – she is the food blogger who invented 1 month ago sweet potato toast. You heard right sweet potato TOAST, not toasted sweet potato or roasted sweet potato. No,she sliced a a sweet potato as if it were bread and put it into her toaster. And then she just put stuff on it for breakfast, and, yes, that mad her morning. As the net, is the net, one month was enough to create a new food fashion trend. So, if you want to be in style currently – eat sweet potato toast in the morning. It’s a thing!

Upflating your kitchen

Do you live in a tinnie-tiny apartment and get kinda claustrophobic some time? There is a solution: just draw the world you wanna live in on your wall. You don’t believe me that it works – just take a look on the picture and convince yourself that it DOES work. If you are not great in drawing – the artist in the picture is called Mar Hernandez and works at ‘Espacio Oculto Madrid‘ – an artist community that is always looking out to organize more happenings (maybe even decorating your kitchen – ask them!). Mar, for example, is a big fan of the intitution of dining together. Check out here video below:

The hair pick – a must have in every kitchen (once you’ve gone cutting onions that way, you will never go back)

Cutting and slicing isn’t easy. Of course, there are slicing boards (here is what I mean with slicing board by the way). But sometimes you do not need super thin slices and boards take up to much time.Thankefully, there is the super-lovely, life-hack youtube-channel ‘DaveHax‘ which brought to my attention, that all that I was ever missing in a kitchen is: A hairpick! Of course, you can also buy those as specially labeled ‘onion slicers‘ (again slicer for such a different kitchen item – why does the English language has to be so imprecise??). However, ‘DaveHax‘ explains to you, why a dedicated hair style product is a must go in the kitchen – besides onions you can do lots more with this ‘instrument’. And, believe me, you very quickly become accustomed to his method. It doesn’t stop here. On his channel, you can find sooo much more life hacks that make one’s days easier… So, enjoy his very British voice to be taught up on fundamental things. Believe me it IS each time a revelation …

Shall I buy or make it myself??

So – here is an idea (that I am publishing it almost feels like advertisement) that just is really pretty: On the link above, you will get to a side where you can buy it. However, of course, theoretical you can make this by yourself… It is really pretty and I just like the colours you can incooperate into it 🙂 If you have any ideas how to hack it for individualistic puposes, please, go ahead and comment – in any case I am gonna hack it myself soon, too – and let you know 😉

On the spotlight: Windowfarm

Have you watched their TED-talk from 2 years ago? Well by now Windowfarm advanced even further. The idea is simple: Why go out and by food (especially when it is cold outside), if you can grow it yourself in your apartment? After all growing plants at home is also an awesome decoration solution… Windowfarms gives you the solution. Nowadays, there are so advanced that you can chose between products ranging from, for example, “whole body mix” (very nutritious) to “color palette mix” (really a good decoration option). Besides looking good, it is of course always also a good trigger to focus on home-cooking a bit more.