Topics you know so well, that young people could do with knowing

You’ve probably heard of life hacks, everyone seems to be sharing tips on how to make life easier. Well, we thought it was about time we started sharing Gen Hacks, practical advice across the generations.

We say go to the source and hear from folks who’ve had a lifetime to figure out the best way to get through the day.

Here are a few hacks for the kitchen. Have a read and let us know if you have a hack to share.

roast potatoes

PAIN-FREE POTATO PEELING. Before boiling potatoes in their jackets, cut off a thin strip of skin around the center. Once they’re boiled the skin will slip right off.


cheese toastie

 THE PERFECT CHEESE TOASTIE . Before toasting or frying, sprinkle a few drops of milk to stop it going leathery.


roast lamb 
THE SECRET OF GRANDMA’S ROAST. When cooking meat, always keep the dripping (fat) and pop it in the fridge. Next time you cook a roast, baste EVERYTHING before you pop it in the oven.

vegemite gravy 
VEGEMITE GRAVY. Forget Gravox, for a delicious traditional Aussie gravy simply pour the cooking juice into a saucepan, add some water, a tablespoon of vegemite and mix until thickened.

No doubt you know many more. Let us know if you have a tip or a trick, email us.





Main image: Christiann Koepke

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