TIP OF THE DAY: Use For Extra Wine
Make wine ice cubes. Photo courtesy
|Don’t toss those few ounces of leftover wine: Pour extra wine into ice cube trays.
Then, when a sauce calls for a few tablespoons or a quarter-cup of wine, just pop and drop one or two into the saucepan.
This saves you from opening a bottle of wine for cooking, and provides far better flavor than a cheap bottle of “cooking wine.”
We keep a red wine tray and a white wine ice cube tray in color-coded, lidded iSi Orka ice cube trays (read our review). But you can make the cubes in a single tray and then store them in freezer bags.
You can also use the cubes in wine cocktails, or “winetails.”