I use this on a daily basis to zest citrus fruit, grate frozen ginger or a hard block of parmesan. I love my zester and don’t think any kitchen is complete without one.
A few months back I was sent a Garlic Pepper grinder and a Spicy Chicken grinder to test out from the folks at The Spice Depot. They’re both empty now. I’ve used them for dry rubs on meat, seasoning at the table and as an added kick to soups and stews. I especially liked the Garlic Pepper and would imagine the Spicy Sea Salt is pretty versatile too.
The one I’ve linked to is from Williams Sonoma, but any stainless steel pastry scraper would do. Like the zester, I use this on an almost daily basis. Whenever I’m making any sort of bread, pie crust, pastry or pasta I use it to scrape my counters clean as well as cut and transport the dough. It’s beyond useful.
The Arizona Vanilla company sells whole vanilla beans at dirt cheap prices on ebay. You haven’t truly tasted vanilla until you’ve made your own vanilla bean ice cream using the whole pod to flavour it instead of some artificial liquid. I never used to use real vanilla beans because I thought they were too expensive but this site proved me wrong and I love them now.
I picked this site at random because its spoon looked most like mine. My Dad made my favourite wooden spoon out of cherry wood from my Grandparents’ orchard and it’s the spoon I reach for no matter what I’m making. Everyone needs a favourite wooden spoon.
Unless this is your first time to my blog you will already know much I adore this book and it’s wonderful author. If you don’t own Baking already, I don’t know what you’re waiting for, it’s so good you should have two of them.
Ok, so this isn’t really a stocking stuffer, but it may very well be my favourite kitchen item, (although I feel guilty saying that as I’m supposed to love all of my kitchen gadgets equally). If you haven’t seen the videos on Will It Blend? you certainly have to check them out. This blender can do everything and more.
If I were Oprah I'd give these all away, but sadly I'm not and I still haven't found my life sponsor so you'll just have to hope some nice person buys these for you. Now I want to know- What are some of your favourite things?
And for those of you still wondering, the answers to the riddles are: