Friday, 30 December 2016
New (to me) Kitchen Toy
I have drooled over microplane graters and baulked at the cost for many, many...many years. Since Dh was struggling for something buy me for Christmas I suggested this. And because I had him in House before Christmas, I even pointed them out, and the difference between the two prices.
Unlike me, Dh bought the more expensive one (the one I liked better, and wouldn't have bought for myself), and I used it yesterday afternoon when I was making lemon curd with those pesky four egg yolks left from making pavlova.
The microplane grater? A true revelation! It is so smooth and easy to use, compared to every zester I have ever had (the very cheap versions of a zester!). I find myself trying to come up with ways to zest something, or mince garlic or ginger. It's like the difference between driving a vintage VW Bug and driving a Rolls Royce. Not that I've ever driven either, but I imagine the Bug is rough and clunky and the Rolls Royce would be smooth and delightful. This is now my zesting experience. Smooth and delightful.
Now...to get my Kitchen Aide mixer repaired. The on/off/speed knob is stuck on 1 and can't be turned off, except at the wall switch.