Don’t laugh. But I don’t know how to boil eggs.
I mean, I can boil eggs. But I forget how to do it every time I make them. Do you boil the water first? Or do you start with the egg in cold water? How do you know when they’re actually done? Do you add vinegar? Or is that just silly? And how in egg’s name do you peel them without losing a whole bunch of the egg white?
If you struggle with hard-boiled eggs as I do, the good news is that there are plenty of people out there — just a Google away — who are happy to help. These are the pros in the egg boiling world who can rattle off instructions as easily as the alphabet. Like the scrumptious Elise Bauer, who’s perfect recipe can be found on her blog Simply Recipes.
So when you stand at that pot and don’t know what to do, rest assured, there’s always someone out there who has your back.
And this rule applies to anything in cooking. Or in life.
Whether broiling, boiling, or shopping for low-sodium snacks, if you find yourself stumped, remember there’s someone else who’s equally savvy. Find them, use them, learn from them, and follow the leader until you too have become an expert.
And here’s your first chance to practice. Next Tuesday the 7th, at the Whole Foods Market San Mateo, I’ll be leading a store tour, showing off all the low-sodium items that belong in your cupboards. There will also be a finger-lickin’ food demo at the end. So even if you’re already a salt-free shopping pro, there will be nibbles that are worth the trip.
Sign up here (RIGHT HERE), bring your reusable bags, come with all your low-sodium questions, and get ready to leave loads of low-sodium answers.