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Some handy gadgets


Several years ago while we were on a road trip I was looking through some old copies of Gourmet magazine that I had purchased at a library sale. I saw a picture of this little gadget:

picture of JuliennePeeler

I was intrigued because I had never seen or heard of one before. It is a julienne peeler. I asked for one for Christmas that year and have enjoyed using it ever since.

It is very useful for cutting small shreds of vegetables such as cucumbers, zucchini, and carrots. I find it quite handy for garnishing and adding just a bit of color to salads, etc. It is very handy since I'm usually just cooking for the two of us. I can use this little gadget instead of the food processor or some other larger tool.

picture of Carrot Shreds

Another handy gadget that I use frequently is this plastic lettuce knife.

picture of Lettuce Knife

DD Megan gave it to me one year for Christmas. I confess that it was several months before I got around to trying it, but it since has become one of my favorite kitchen tools. To use the lettuce knife you cut the lettuce into bite sized pieces, place them in the bowl of the lettuce spinner. Cover with cold water and then drain into the slotted basket. Then spin the lettuce and it is ready to use for your salad. The plastic knife prevents the cut edges of the lettuce from turning dark. After the lettuce is prepared this way it will keep for a day or two.

picture of Cutting Lettuce

picture of Washing Lettuce

Do you have any favorite kitchen tools that make your work in the kitchen easier? Sometimes just one little implement can make a task so much more pleasant. Please comment if you have an idea to share.

Becka


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A new favorite gadget


A kitchen store here in town closed down a couple weeks ago and they had a two day going out of business sale.
I was sad to see them close because I enjoyed looking around in there from time to time.

I did find a couple of items at a great price. One of these was this Swing Away jar opener.

picture of Jaropener

I have found in the last few years that I have difficulty opening glass jars of things like pickles or spaghetti sauce, so I thought this might be a good investment. I have a Swing Away can opener that we have used for years that has served us faithfully. I have not been disappointed with this jar opener. It works great and I would recommend it to anyone who has had trouble opening glass jars.

Find other kitchen tips each Tuesday over at Tammy's Recipes.

Becka


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