Monday, July 27, 2009

zester for life

It has been awhile since I have shared with you a great kitchen gadget, but since I have used this tool so much recently I thought it was about time. This wonder gadget is a microplane grater/zester. Once you get your own you will wonder (ha, ha) how you ever lived without it.

But seriously, in the past few days I have used it to add the lemon peel in the dreamy drummies for the carnivore. I used it to zest some orange for a batch of strawberry muffins. I even used it to grate some fresh ginger into a thai pasta dish. (Recipes for these two coming soon.) And it is great (okay, I'll stop with the puns now) for other things too - like garlic, onions, or limes.

In fact, I am always digging it out of the dishwasher and having to wash it by hand because I use it so much. By the way, it is easy to clean either way. And, however you use it you will be adding in great nutrients to your meals. So, get yourself your own here. You too will be a zester for life.

Already got one? Let me know what you used it for most recently...

9 comments:

  1. I've used it in lemon yogurt pound cake!

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  2. I use mine most for zesting fruit rind (lemon, orange) and for nutmeg.

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  3. i use mine all the time! most often for fresh nutmeg in my greens...

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  4. i have never thought about nutmeg, but i bet it is great. i wonder if you could do cinnamon sticks too. that would be divine in my morning coffee!

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  5. I haven't gotten a zester. I use my all-purpose grater. Horrible, I know.

    The one thing that I've bought recently that I absolutely love is my one-hand lime juicer. So great. This thing gets you no seeds, just juice. I use it to juice all my citrus. (I might suggest an orange juicer to avoid all the cutting.)

    As vegetarians who bake and cook, you know we use a lot of citrus!

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  6. susan, i use citrus juice all the time. i will have to check that out!

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  7. I use mine all the time! Mostly for zesting citrus or grating parmesan cheese!

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  8. What a brilliant post, it's a great tool and I use it all the time!

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