I know you don’t want to hear this, but it’s coming. You can’t stop the slow advance, it will suddenly be upon you. Christmas, is indeed, coming to town. Your only way to escape it’s ravages is to begin preparations now. And a classic recipe involving cutlery is the chocolate spoon. The recipe is simple but the variations and applications are almost infinite. I don’t like mine with sprinkles as I like to stir it into my “magic Xmas coffee”, so I prefer it to be dusted with cinnamon. Great gift idea and special treat for breakfast on Christmas morning.
Everyone has the basic set of cutlery in their house. Of course they usually have a large butcher’s knife and bread knife. And in most cases you have a serving spoon. But where is the serving fork? I’m not talking about the two pronged carving fork. Many cultures when eating using only a fork and spoon.
Think about trying to serve coleslaw with two large spoons, now think about using a large spoon and the serving fork shown here. Trust me, it just works better. And you will find you use it for more than just serving, try using it instead of a spatula when turning fish while frying.
This is one of the least seen but more useful pieces of cutlery in the kitchen arsenal. Dishwasher safe, stainless steel and handy as all get out.
Whether it’s in a stir fry or cocktail, ginger is a big favorite in our house. Since it is also very handy for any stomach troubles and dealing with sea sickness, I went looking for a way of making my own preserved ginger. My hero’s at America’s Test Kitchen have this great recipe for Candied Ginger. But the best part I think (and cutlery related) is the technique for peeling ginger with a spoon. Easy and no waste by using a knife and a vegetable peeler never seems to work.
OK, yes I know, Vera Wang is all about fashion (wedding dresses are what I know about). But just look at this cute 5 piece set in 18/10 stainless steel. Just look at it! Cute little buckles on the handles so they look like little belts. Squee!!! The “Equestrian” is in reference to horse tack but I think they are belts for gnomes. I may have had too much coffee this morning but I am of the opinion these are perfect for the table of any fashionista! Great price as well!