Before you Begin

Before you Begin and as you go

Hand Washing and other good kitchen hygiene habits and techniques

As if you didn’t have to wash your hands too often already with the pandemic, when you cook, you have to wash them even more! There are worse things to get than Covid 19 – the flu can kill you too and so can food poisoning. And even if it doesn’t kill you, getting sick from poorly prepared food will make you wish you were dead.

The first and most important thing to do is to wash your hands well with warm, soapy water before and after handling food, especially meat, fish and poultry. Use a different cutting board for vegetables, especially that will be served raw, than you used to cut meat, fish and poultry. And take a few minutes to go through the food safety link below.

Government of Canada website Food safety and you

from Aunt Ellen:

Once a week I put a little bleach and water in the sinks in the kitchen and wipe down all surfaces with it.