Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Little Things: From the Kitchen

When I was growing up the kitchen was the hub in our household. On any given day you'd find 3 or 4 of us huddled around the center island making snacks and catching up. To this day, while our kitchen is quite petite, it's still where we spend most of our time cooking and congregating. I have a measly set of pots and pans (with limited space I have pared it down to the necessities) but when it comes to gadgets, sauces, spices, and tools I'll cram in as much as I can! Here are a few of my all time favorites... 

{W├╝sthof 7" Santoku Knife - the only one I ever need}

{Squeeze Bottle - makes pouring syrup easy for little hands}

{Maldon Sea Salt - light and flaky with just the right amount of crunch}

{Joseph Scoop Colander - perfect for straining small portions}

{Oxo Good Grips Tongs - used daily for everything from tossing salad to flipping steaks}

{Peter Luger Steak Sauce - it's almost tough for me to enjoy steak without it}

{Chef'n Salad Dressing Mixer - I alway have homemade dressing on hand for impromptu requests}


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  2. I can't help myself:

    For folding or spatulaing or even flipping eggs without breaking the yolk this guy is epic, doesn't turn a color or melt or fail (I prefer the 13in but to each their own).

    Great chef's knife and its $30.

    My fave corkscrew...

    Little ugly pepper mill that doesn't get slippery.

    A really good resealable can opener (I cant figure out how this thing works but its cool).

    Fun 4x kitchen timer with mini white board.

    Kitchen twine holder and cutter (comes with twine).


    Potato ricer... super easy to clean and works wonders.


    Cast iron skillet...

    My name is Kevin O'Connell... and I approve this message.

  3. I am definitely buying new knives! Loved your suggestions and Kevin's too.


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