Wednesday, October 22, 2008

My New Toys

My mother-in-law recently sent hubby and me a little care package...with these two new toys inside!

I wasn't sure I'd make use of them, but I figured I'd give them a try.

I've actually never owned a garlic peeler before. I'd seen them, but just never got on that bandwagon. I figured it was a lazy person's tool. I had a knife and a cutting board and that worked perfectly fine for me, thank you very much.

Well. I eat my words. This thing is awesome! I hadn't realized how much time I was spending peeling my garlic until this thing came along. Now I use it literally every night.

As for the little chopper you see there, well, I was equally skeptical. Who needs one of those, I thought? I can chop garlic perfectly quickly and easily. And it's true; I can. But this thing makes really fast work of multiple cloves, and I use it all the time now, too. I use it for my many-clove recipes. Which, let's be honest, is most recipes around here. We like our garlic.

So, thank you, mother-in-law! And if you've ever thought about picking one of these kinds of gadgets up, I can attest they are worth their salt.


  1. I love my mini food processor. I thought it was just going to be a novelty, you know, to play around with when I was bored. But it turned out to be great! It's small and easier to clean than a big one. And it's just cute to look at. =)

  2. You know, I did not properly emphasize the cuteness factor. In a kitchen, cuteness IS important!


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