Saturday, January 12, 2013

A few of my favorite tools

Living in an RV doesn't allow for a lot of space for fancy gadgets, but I do have a few of my favorites that are a must have.

The one I use the most is my ulu knife and bowl. 

This is something Left Brain discovered in Alaska and I don't know how I'd live without it.  It slices and dices like a dream.

It makes short work out of chopping onions or anything else that needs serious dicing.

It sits on the kitchen counter and is always at the ready.

For grating I have a couple of tools. 

One is this little guy that I like for zesting lemons. 

I have a larger grater for cheese.

But my very favorite (don't tell the others) is my newest toy.

Yes, I've learned to play the mandolin!  Not the musical kind, however.  My musical talents are limited to tuning in the radio or playing CDs.

This little gadget has three blade sizes that you can change with a lever and makes the thinnest, most uniform slices you can imagine.  You just need to be careful not to remove any fingers during the process.  But that's what makes it so FUN - the thrill of possible dismemberment. 

Long Live the Queen of the Kitchen



  1. This is quite a nice selection of kitchen tools. I really like the bottom slicer. For some reason my slices don't come out even or thin. Hmmm, maybe I'll look into getting one of these. I make a mess of tomatoes!

    You have a great day, hugs, Edna B.

  2. Queen of the Kitchen is a good thing ... I am just hoping that someday we don't come to your blog to read "Queen of Dismemberment"! That would be awful! I like the way your slices look, but I am one of those people they write the warnings about. I guarantee you that there would be funny little pink things mixed in with the salad if I ever dared to purchase such a gadget. I have to keep my fingernails short because I am forever slicing the tips off with my Chefs knife. My right brained husband usually goes outside when I am chopping with my monster knife ... he says "the farther away, the better!" Could it be that he doesn't trust me? ... At least with a knife in hand ... hmmmmm. And that is not all I am capable of ... the little grater... great for knuckles. Other than being a little wrinkled with age, my fingers look surprisingly good for all that they have endured over the years. I really am a good cook (so my hubby tells me). Little does he know how much of my flesh he has consumed over the years. This is getting gory ... best go while it is still printable. Fun post Queen of the Kitchen ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol