A Few Of My Favorite Things – Best 5 Gadgets For The Kitchen – May 2015

In My Kitchen

Ahhh it finally feels like spring, it sometimes even feels like summer already, today for example we have 28 degrees Celsius, what a joy!
When the weather smiles at me I feel like smiling back at it, so I BBQ…a lot LOL
But seriously, it’s that time of year when my shopping senses suddenly awaken and I feel the urge to buy, renew, and renovate. If only there were more than 24 hours a day, if only I could spend less time at work and more time at…well, life. But I know, I’ve got first world problems.
I find that a good problem solving strategy is to get something new, so I compiled a short list for you all, of things I’m planning on getting myself, maybe some of you will like these too, sharing is caring I say and I definitely care 🙂

#1 Purchase – Popsicle Molds
I guess most of you are like me, and you have some Popsicle molds lying around the house, stuff you bought at a sale once and can’t remember where the lids are. This is exactly why I ordered this mold. No need to worry about lids, you get rid of the stick when you finish your frozen delight and you can make 10 popsicles at a time. I’m sold.

Popsicle Molds

 

#2 Ordered – A Corn Stripper
No, not a stripper with corn, a corn stripper.
I don’t know about you guys but I don’t fancy eating the corn on its cob, I like cutting the kernels off, smearing it with butter and sprinkling salt. This way I don’t end up looking like I ate a chick when I smile after a meal and have all the corn leftovers stuck between my teeth. So much easier and cleaner to eat this way. I got the kids to like eating this way as well, heehhee.

Corn Stripper

 

#3 Already have this one – The Best Lemon Squeezer
Why make a mess by squeezing a lemon between your hands when you can pop it into this great gadget, squeeze, and ta-da! You’ve got juice!
I use this for adding lemon to salads, batters, even my water bottle. It’s just so easy and clean.

Lemon Squeezer

 

#4 On my wish list – Digital Measuring Cup and Scale
I have a measuring cup and I have a scale, but it would be soooo much easier to just have these 2 in 1. And it’ll save me spoons, bowls and cups to clean after baking and cooking. Just put your ingredient in the measuring cup and get the quantity and weight all at once. I want this.

Measuring Cup Scale

 

#5 On its way – Cherry and Olive Pitter
It’s cherry season you guys! I love cherries! Imagine sitting on the couch in front of your favorite show and pitting cherries away instead of spitting to a bowl. Imagine how easy it would be to make that cherry pie or add cherries to well….anything. I have one of these but it’s so old and wobbly…I want this new one. It’s pretty.

Cherry and Olive Pitter

Best Kitchen Gadgets

Ahhh it finally feels like spring, it sometimes even feels like summer already, today for example we have 28 degrees Celsius, what a joy! When the weather smiles at me I feel like smiling back at it, so I BBQ…a lot LOL But seriously, it’s that time of year when my shopping senses suddenly awaken […]

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A Few of My Favorite Things

In My Kitchen

Ever since I found Pinterest and started pinning my recipes, it opened my eyes to some pretty amazing things. Things like beautiful and easy DIY projects (which I love doing) and yummy, amazingly looking foods.
Every time after vising Pinterest (which happens a few times a day), I feel the urge to go do something, create something, cook something. Obviously, actually going and creating or cooking something requires energy which I usually don’t have after spending the day at work, so I look for shortcuts online, for tools that will help me or make it easier.
Amazon and Ebay are my favorite when it comes to finding the good (and affordable) stuff, so I took a stroll and found some things I have and love and some other things I REALLY want to buy; Thought I’d share and spread the love 🙂
After all, spring brings out the shopper in me (call me weird).
Spice Gripper
I just found out that this thing exists. I have 2 completely FULL kitchen cabinets with spices, boy how nice it would be to actually organize everything and not have something fall on my head (nearly heating it) every time I open the cupboard. I’m definitely getting these!

Spice Gripper

Pebeo Porcelaine Markers
These are perfect for gift making! I saw this amazing idea on Pinterest where you can take porcelain or ceramic cookie jar, fill it with cookies (duh) and write the recipe on the jar. How fun is that? These markers will do the job.

Porcelain Markers

 

Two Tier Mesh Sliding Cabinet Organizer
So I bought this for one of my kitchen cabinets, and it is a true space saver. It’s amazing how much space I have now (well, had…because I immediately found something to place there). These are super convenient and they made my things a lot more accessible. It’s so easy to find stuff now. And I even got it for this same price 🙂

Cabinet Organizer for kitchen

 

KitchPRO Veggie Chopper
Finally, something that makes sense!
I have this fry cutter at home but in mine, you have to squeeze the handle and then what happens all the time is that the cut potato just goes flying into my kitchen wall. With this one, all you need to do is push and there you have it – nicely cut veggies and super-fast homemade potato fries.

Veggie Chopper

 

Lattice Roller
You guys, there isn’t really a pie season you know. It’s always pie season, soon it’ll be strawberries, and then blueberries and then pears and apples. Look at this funky gadget! It helps you create a lattice that looks like you worked on it for hours. I’m sold! One roll and your guests are impressed. Just don’t give away the secret 🙂

Lattice Roller
So these were things I found online, some I already have and some I’ll definitely make sure I have in the very near future (Hi credit card, it’s me! 🙂 ).
Please share if you have some of these or purchased them, I really want to hear about your experience – can’t live in a bubble no more LOL

Kitchen Gadgets

Ever since I found Pinterest and started pinning my recipes, it opened my eyes to some pretty amazing things. Things like beautiful and easy DIY projects (which I love doing) and yummy, amazingly looking foods. Every time after vising Pinterest (which happens a few times a day), I feel the urge to go do something, […]

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These Are a Few of My Favorite Things – Gadgets I Want in My Kitchen

In My Kitchen

Spring is a time of renewal, of bloom, of awakening and of course – shopping.

There’s something about knowing that the winter has ended, that makes me want to run out and buy new things, I bet it’s something genetic – I’m not accepting “it’s just you”; I bet everyone has this “Spring Fever”.

And when I do shop, what do you think I shop for? Cloths? Nope; Home Décor? Nope; Toys for the kids? Nope; I shop for kitchenware and kitchen gadgets. It’s a win-win really if you think about it – I get to shop and my family gets to eat, pretty simple 🙂

So today I decided to make my own wish list and share it with everyone, because who knows, maybe it’ll spark an idea in you and I’ll help you find what you want – let’s just call it my good deed for today.

So I’ve gathered a few items I would really want to have from Amazon. Some of them are extra cute in addition to being useful, how wonderful is that?

#1 Reusable Silicone Muffin/ Baking Cups

I just LOVE the plain ones I have and having these would upgrade the kids’ lunches for sure!

Reusable Silicone Muffin/ Baking Cups

  #2 Mandolin Slicer

Because my salads would look even better and my sauerkraut will taste divine!

 mandoline slicer from Amazon

#3 Silicone Cookie Scoop

I admit it, I have no cookie scoops, I use plain ol’ tablespoons; so imagine how thrilled I was to find this one here, it’s like 2 for 1 and it slices – bingo.

cookie dough scoop

#4 Ceramic Measuring Cups

Ok, I have a couple of sets of measuring cups, but really I just NEED these cute owl ones! I plan on placing them on the counter and showing off, I know – very mature.

 Ceramic Owl measuring cups

#5 Ceramic Measuring Spoons

Yeah, I got a few sets of measuring spoons too, but look at these! The pot is so cute, I just love it, and it’s so happy and spring-y I just have to have it.

 Ceramic cute Measuring Spoons

And now, all that’s left to do is make sure I have enough credit… 🙂 yay – shopping!

 

 

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Spring is a time of renewal, of bloom, of awakening and of course – shopping. There’s something about knowing that the winter has ended, that makes me want to run out and buy new things, I bet it’s something genetic – I’m not accepting “it’s just you”; I bet everyone has this “Spring Fever”. And […]

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