Monday, October 23, 2006

Stuff I Love-practical

Do you have one of these?

Microplane Grater: grates chocolate and parmesan and citrus zest! Makes these beautiful cloudlike piles of parmesan cheese, and my 9 year old loves to use it.
Butter Bell: keeps butter soft and fresh at room temperature for a long time. We love it because it solves the dilemma of having to choose between hard butter that rips holes in your bread or soft "spread" that isn't the real thing.
Forschner knives highly rated by Cooks' Illustrated-and much less expensive than the brands you normally encounter at high-end cookshops. We have the paring knife and the chef's knife, which cost about $30 total and are fantastic. Made by Victorinox, the Swiss Army folks.
Garlic peeler: simpler rubber tube. Cheap, effective, fun for the baby to play with.


Mummy/Crit said...

I've got a Japanese ginger/garlic grater that I love, but doesn't do all the things that the microplaner can do...

Sara said...

I had never thought about using my grater on ginger, but just read that idea. I also just heard that it's good to leave ginger in the freezer and just grate it as needed?