For the most part, I have a very good memory. This works both for and against me, depending on the specific memory. Having said that, there are certain things in my life that – without fail and regardless how hard I try – I can never seem to remember.
Examples that come to mind are the correct ratio for water to rice or coffee, which pedal is gas and which is brake (although I’ve learned a handy trick to work through this one, thank goodness!), Whether I’m supposed to feed a cold and starve a fever (or vice versa) and when to use affect – and when effect is correct.
Once also on my list was how long to cook eggs until they were perfectly hard boiled. There have been many disastrous attempts and many curse words screamed, but that’s no longer a concern.. which is great because every so often I get a craving for egg salad.
Rather than having to look online for instructions when the craving comes back, I now just know to do the following (and thought I’d share it with you).
Place eggs in a large pot and cover with approximately 1 inch of water. Bring water to a good boil. Cover, turn off heat and let sit undisturbed for 12 minutes.
Remove each egg and lightly bash the shell before running it under cold water while peeling.
This works. Every.Single.Time. And the eggs are always perfectly cooked with no runny centres or creepy grey rings surrounding the yolks.