Friday, March 4, 2011

What's your favorite new kitchen tool

We asked this question of the 8 Broads this week, and it was certainly amusing to hear the answers.   Lynnette even sent a photograph of her assistant Katie modelling a pair of onion goggles.   What a great idea!  She also mentioned that they now have a composting bin in their back yard.   A local company takes it away each week and leaves an empty barrel.   Ellen enthusiastically endorsed her new stick blender although she said the dogs run for cover when she turns it on and it is so much more powerful than her last one that she was covered in whipping cream the first time she used it.   Two of us were delighted by microplanes.
I discovered they now come with a much larger selection of sizes, suitable for grating or shredding everything from chocolate to cheese, to vegetables, right down to garlic and citrus rind.    I just have to remember the new one is sharp and try not to grate some of my knuckle into whatever dish I'm making.   I should also see if I can borrow those onion goggles from Lynnette so I can see what I'm doing when I grate onion.

Whatever you're doing in the kitchen today we hope you're having as much fun as the Eight Broads.

The White Oak Inn
Yvonne Martin
 Bed and Breakfast Foodie
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  1. Hi Broads!

    I'm with Ellen! This B&B kitchen can't do without my new stick blender. DH gave me this for Christmas. Haven't tried whipping cream with it yet, though.

  2. I too love my kitchen goggles. They work fantastic.

  3. I love a stick blender. Odd that they don't get more 'press'. they work well for small amounts of mayo as well.