For the most part I like to keep it simple in the kitchen, but there are a few items I’m dreaming of…
1. a mandoline slicer
(Pic from Williams-Sonoma.com)
Mandoline slicers range from $20-200 in price. I don’t know much about the different types but I do know you can make lots of really cool veggie dishes like beet chips or carrot and zucchini salads. (Yes, talented cooks may be able to make thin even slices or matchsticks but my culinary skills are lacking a bit)
2. a spice grinder or a mortar and pestle
Which is better? I want to make my own condiments like gomasio.
3. an ice cream maker
Along with this cookbook
4. a vitamix
Some call it a blender but it costs the same as a flight to the Caribbean (where I could enjoy plenty of blended drinks). But with a vitamix it’s possible to make cashew cream, almond milk and even homemade peanut butter. Time to start saving!
5. a rice cooker
I’ve heard tales about how a rice cooker simplifies things. And since I’ve definitely burned my fair share of side dishes…
Do you own any of these items? Which are worth the cost plus their space in the kitchen?