Kitchen gadgets can make meal prep so much easier and trust me when I say I have my fair share of them. It’s difficult for me to pass by a kitchen supply store and not step inside just to see what’s new. After all, you can never have enough little rubber spatula’s, measuring cups or measuring spoons right? Over time things wear out and need replaced – that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Here is a sample of some of the small gadgets I find myself using nearly everyday.
That’s right the maximum is 4 tablespoons or 2 ounces which is perfect for measuring ingredients when making salad dressing or multiple small amounts of liquids for baking. It’s made by oxo and can be found in the housewares section of most stores like Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Williams Sonoma and Sur La Table. Even TJ Maxx or Ross will sometimes have one.
Another oxo product is this metal lemon/lime juicer. It does a wonderful job and I get so much more juice from my fruits when I use it verses trying to just squeeze the fruit with my hands. I had a plastic one that broke one day as I was trying to squeeze the last little bit of juice out of an almost dry lime- I guess I don’t know my own strength ha-ha! I love this metal one – it works really well and no worries about it cracking in half from too much pressure.
Well if you are counting I must admit to having 4 sets of measuring spoons before this set came into my life. There is a good reason why I had to have this new set of measuring spoons. Not that I have to justify anything that I buy for the kitchen but hubby Tom did ask why I was buying more measuring spoons. Take a look at the shape of them – they are long and skinny and fit into the little opening of spice jars! I know right – how cool is that and why didn’t someone think of this sooner? These were found at Williams Sonoma when I got my new food processor which by the way I use all the time and love it.
It opens up completely so you can rinse out all the little bits of garlic and the skin that gets left behind. It presses 1 large or 2 small cloves at a time. Also purchased at Williams Sonoma but available at most kitchen supply stores. I f you use a lot of fresh garlic you need this.
If you have a difficult time getting the last little bit of Dijon mustard, peanut butter or honey out of the jar then you need some of these mini spatulas. Also the perfect size for cleaning out the last little bit of goodies from the mini measuring cup. I use them everyday. Some came from Macy’s housewares and some from Williams Sonoma but you can find them everywhere kitchen items are sold.
Another item that I have two of – the mini berry strainer. Just the right size for rinsing off a pint of fresh berries, or little salad tomatoes. One was purchased at Target and the other at Williams Sonoma – both made by the same company. I’ve seen them everywhere. Love the red color too.
All of the above products were purchased by me and I wasn’t asked to review any of them. They are just my own little favorite things!
I was sent these sample loaves of Eureka Bread to try. We don’t eat a lot of bread around here but when we do choose to include it we want it to be hearty and whole grain. This Eureka bread lived up to our high expectations. They are made with all organic ingredients and we liked the Grainiac, Seeds The Day and SAAA-Wheat. Our favorite was the Seeds The Day. Hubby Tom says this bread makes everything taste better. It’s very good toasted with a little peanut butter or almond butter. Yum.
Each slice of bread has plenty of fiber, protein and flavor!
You need a hearty bread for this hummus veggie sandwich. Delicious and the perfect lunch on a hot day. Spread a layer of easy home made hummus on each slice of bread and then stack up as many raw veggies as you can between the two slices. Hold on tight and munch away. M-M-M this is good eating. Check out the Eureka Bread Facebook page. This bread is baked right here in California. Try the product locator to see if it’s available where you live. We will buy this bread again – its very tasty.
For nice little tea sandwich try a slice of ‘Seeds the Day spread with Snickerdoodle Hummus and apple slices. It actually makes a nice little breakfast sandwich with a cup of hot tea. I was given the loaves of bread for free to try. I was not compensated for this review and as always all opinions expressed here are my own.
We are preparing for a major heat wave here starting with today’s high of 107! It’s too hot to hike, bike ride or even enjoy being outside. By mid afternoon even the ducks in the pond next to our house have been hiding out in the shade under the trees. I don’t know about you but I wilt in warm weather. I’m one of those fair weather people – I like it in the 80′s. We shall be eating lots of cold stuff like fruit salad, Thai Slaw, Kale Waldorf Salad, and huge tossed salads with Dijon Date Dressing.
Okay so this started out being a simple little post and then it morphed into a long one! I don’t know how that happens but I always seem to have so much I want to say. If you made it through all this and are still reading – thank you!
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