Saturday, September 15, 2007

Gadget Hound

In cooking stores, I have to forcibly restrain myself from buying gadgets. I'm a confessed gadget addict who would buy every one of those intriguing garlic peelers and avocado scooper/slicers if I only had room to store them all.

I have gadgets to thin slice the thin sliced bread, to pluck the hulls out of strawberries, to make decorative butter curls and to slice neatly hard boiled eggs. I'm easy at Christmas and birthday times - just buy me the latest kitchen gadget and I'll oooh and aaah over it like it was a diamond necklace.

Well, actually, that's not true - but close!

So, when I went to make Lemon Dill Rice today from Chris's recipe, I delved into my gadget drawer looking for a grater for the lemon peel, thinking I didn't have a fine enough grater, but look what I found - a true "Aha!" moment! Brand new, still wrapped, never been tested! (I have been known to buy kitchen gadgets I don't even need yet!) I confess to a little shiver of delight.

I peeled this little beauty out of the package and went to work on my lemon - it was terrific, grating the lemon peel so finely that it fell almost like powder into the rest of the ingredients. So, I'm in love with my new Cuisipro Mini Microplane Grater. Next time I'm in a cooking store, I may not work quite so hard at resisting the wonderful gadgets!


Blogger dancingmorganmouse said...

I love my microplane grater - it's really hard not to splash out and get the full set!

Saturday, September 15, 2007  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

I oohed like you, over the snowflake-like shower of zest. Ain't that grand?
The right tool for the right job, they say.

Sunday, September 16, 2007  
Blogger Zoomie said...

DMM, you are clearly a woman after my own heart!

Cookiecrumb, amen to that!

Sunday, September 16, 2007  
Anonymous Mrs. L said...

I just got my first microplane grater a few months ago and can't believe I ever tried to zest a lemon without it. One of my favorite gadgets!

Monday, September 17, 2007  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Mrs.L (Or is it Mrs. I?), we should start a Grater Lovers Club.

Monday, September 17, 2007  

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