Friday, December 19, 2008

Our Top 5 Gadgets (each!)

These are great foodie gadgets that would be perfect for gifts or stocking stuffers!

Brooke's Top 5 (+1):

1. Cooking Chopsticks - They replace a bunch of tools as they can be used for mixing, flipping/grabbing, or piercing.
2. Scale - Invaluable! It gives me the ability to try European recipes and is great for controlling portion sizes.
3. Mini Nesting Bowls - I love creating a mise en place when I cook, and using these means I can have everything ready to go.
4. Microplane - What did I do before I had this? It perfectly grates peel, cheese, garlic, ginger, nutmeg, etc. etc.
5. Mortar & Pestle - This is great because I make my own salad dressings, and it works for rubs and marinades as well.
6. Assortment of Rice Moulds - I eat rice several times a week, often for lunch. These make it so easy to create portable, freezable snacks.

Court's Top 5:

1. Veggie Keeper - It really does help my garden veggies last way longer, which is invaluable for me since garden stuff is like gold.
2. Thermometer - Needed to make sure meat is cooked since I don't roast often with just two of us eating, so I don't know meat cook times.
3. Spaghetti Measure - I love it because I am terrible at estimating volume.
4. BBQ Skewers (really all BBQ tools) - These are perfect because I BBQ all summer since we don't have air conditioning, so I can have veggies done BBQ'd too.
5. Mini Food Processor - It is great for making pesto, grinding nuts, and doing anything that the big one does with smaller clean up and a smaller price tag.


  1. I was wondering if those veggies keepers really worked....thanks.

  2. Cooking chopsticks, that would be handy! I'll see if I can find those over here!

  3. Ooh, I've been wanting cooking chopsticks for a while, but I've been too lazy to go out and look for them. Can you find them here in Edmonton?

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  5. Hi Hanne, I got the cooking chopsticks for around $3 at T&T Supermarket. They have a few different styles & I love them!

    Loveliebutterfly, Asia Market at 18 Drury St in Dublin should have what you're looking for.

  6. You've just reminded me that I need some cooking chopsticks. Time to shop! :D

  7. Totally love the mortar & pestle for grinding spices and crushing garlic (with a little salt)...

  8. Thank you.
    That would be nice if you included us on your page.