What's new in the kitchen
What's new in your kitchen?
Do you like to add new things every now and again? I do, but have to be careful not to get carried away as there are so many wonderful things available these days that I would love, BUT . . . I only have so much space in my kitchen. Here are a few new items that have found there way to my kitchen over the last few months. None are expensive and all have been used and found to be very handy.
|I love to zest lemons however all the zesters I owned never really worked (especially if the lemons were too waxy) until I bought this hot pink microplane (I don't think it is the colour that makes it work so well!). It really works and I have recommended it to others!! Its also perfect for finely grating parmesan cheese which I use with pasta dishes. This was bought from my favourite online store - Peters of Kensington for $20 and it has been used a lot, money well spent.|
|I am a fan of jugs (7 cup/2 litres jugs in particular). These are so handy for many activities in the kitchen and I use them all the time. Therefore I was thrilled to see a jug with a lid. This brand is Anchor and made in the USA. I bought mine through Peters of Kensington for $14, not bad when I have seen it in the stores for way more. My eldest son was checking this one out the other day, might have to order him one before he packs this one in his bag!|
|We love pasta in our house and this is our current favourite which I buy from the local markets for around $3. Great with some gently fried zucchini, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, bacon or chorizo with lemon juice and goats cheese (which melts nicely through the pasta). A very quick and tasty meal with parmesan cheese. Below are cupcakes I made my husband on Saturday - these are chocolate chilli cupcakes that are very chocolately and have a warm "glow" when you eat them! The marriage of chocolate and chilli really do work well in this recipe and my husband really likes them. The recipe would also be great just for a standard chocolate cupcake without the chilli. |
Have a lovely week ahead.