Ahhh, kitchen gadgets!
Are you a fan? Do you have your favorites? Are there some you’d be lost without?
I was working in the kitchen a while back and decided a post on my favorite kitchen gadgets might be a good idea, so today I’m going to talk about 2 of my favorites.
First up, my Microplane zester.
I love my citrus zester! Zest from a lemon, lime or orange can add that extra something to a recipe that will make people wonder “What’d she put in there?”.
I think you can add the zest of citrus to anything that calls for the juice to really add a punch to the flavor. And have you tried adding orange zest to French Toast? Oh.my. word. Delicious!!!
You can check out our favorite French Toast recipe HERE. It has orange zest in it and I think it’s the key ingredient. It makes a HUGE difference in the flavor.
That right there is a lot of lemony goodness. Here’s a hint…you only the want the yellow part of the skin, if you get down into the white it’s bitter.
Look at all those “naked” lemons. That’s another tip…be sure to zest before you cut them and juice them. It’s much harder to do it in reverse order.
Another favorite gadget is my juicer. (are you sensing a citrus theme?)
This juicer is great because it not only catches the seeds so you don’t have to fish them out of the juice, but it makes juicing super fast and easy. (and gives your hand a little workout at the same time)
When I first got this tool I used it incorrectly for quite a while. I assumed you placed the lemon in cut side up to fit the form of the juicer. WRONG! You put it in the exact opposite.
TAH-DAH! The correct way, and yes it worked much better.
If you are a gadget collector (I come from the queen of gadgets myself…shout out to mom) and you don’t already own these two, then you are definitely going to want to add them to your collection PRONTO!
Do you have a favorite gadget I should try? Leave a comment and let me know. 🙂
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