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Two Garlic-Shaped Garlic Keepers (And A Garlic Chopper Too)

Garlic Keeper - Terracotta by MSC International

Garlic is a finicky thing. Some may say that even a little is too much, while others say that there can be no such thing as too much of good thing. Whether you like, love or hate garlic, its pungency isn’t the only aspect that requires a little attention: Where the heck are you supposed to store the stuff?

In the cupboard? In the fridge? On the counter? In a hanging basket with other fruits and vegetables, shedding garlic paper and imparting its essence to everything it touches?

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March 4, 2010   2 Comments

Slicing (garlic) without jail time

Garlic Slicer

You know that scene in Goodfellas when they are in ‘jail’? And whatshisname is slicing garlic so thin that “it melts in your mouth”? That has always appealed to me. (The garlic, not the jail time.) While I may have picked up a few cooking tips from Martin Scorsese films, generally I still crush garlic. There may be a ton of garlic crushers or mincers out on the market, but I still usually prefer to simply whack it with a knife. (The broadside of a knife, that is.)

For those that desire thinly sliced garlic without doing time, the Garlic Slicer may be the answer. Made of 18/10 stainless-steel, the handheld gadget delivers three uniform slices of garlic with a simple twist of the wrist. It holds up to two cloves at a time, and the remainder can simply be stored in the fridge for later use—with no need to bribe anyone in order to go on a garlic run.

***UPDATE 1/11/13*** The link above no longer works, so check out the new one below, but beware: unlike Goodfellas, the reviews aren’t so hot!

Kuchenprofi Primus Twist-Top Garlic Slicer in 18/10 Stainless Steel

December 28, 2009   No Comments

Shake up this mortar and pestle

Jamie Oliver Flavour Shaker

The Jamie Oliver Flavour Shaker may look like a squat bowling pin, but it works like a mortar and pestle. The ‘pin’ separates into two halves, and you simply add your ingredients in the lower half. Top with the included ceramic ball, seal and shake. The ball crushes, grinds and mixes whatever include in the shaker.

Perfect for creating your own spice blends, dressings and marinades, the shaker is surprisingly versatile. Even a couple of cloves of whole garlic can be minced with a few solid shakes.

Available in several colors, this UK gizmo is available domestically at Kitchen Kapers for $29.99.

March 11, 2009   No Comments

Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit

Make Your Own Hot Sauce

If there is one thing that there can never be too much of it’s types of hot sauce. Each and every one has its own perfect use. From Sirracha on noodles and rice dishes to Tapatío on all foods Mexican, hot sauce is the essential condiment that completes the meal. From vinegar based recipes to those that rely heavily on the peppers, now you have a chance to find the perfect blend with the Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit.

Including instructions and recipes along with six starter spices (allspice, black cumin, curry powder, achiote, Jamaican jerk, ginger), the kit is attractively priced at $19.95. Perfect for anybody who likes to linger a little extra longer in the hot sauce aisle. Recipes include: Cajun Garlic Lover’s Sauce, Easy Going Achiote, Tropical Storm and Flaming Fruit Sauce.

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February 27, 2009   No Comments