The Mandoline: Slicing Made Easy


I’ve worked in restaurants off and on since I was a teenager.  As a result, I’ve gotten pretty good at eyeballing consistent sizes when slicing anything.  Then, I was given the gift of a Mandoline Slicer. I love this contraption!  Now, any dish I prepare that is best served by consistenly sized veggies (e.g., pickle… [Continue Reading]

Microplane Grater


I’m such a big fan of kitchen tools, that the microplane grater was a no brainer for me.  Of course, it makes a couple of my existing tools redundant, but that’s okay.  This tool replaces the traditional box grater for all fine grating.  From grating hard cheeses like Parmesan or Asiago, to zesting citrus, or grating… [Continue Reading]