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LaurieS

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Neat Gadgets
« on: March 01, 2011, 03:30:32 PM »
I'm such a sucker for neat little gadgets.... so is Holli, ask her about her zester :)   I just order something that I hadn't seen before.. kinda cool
http://www.chiasso.com/store/item.aspx?ItemId=50163

overwhelmed123

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Re: Neat Gadgets
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2011, 03:40:29 PM »
That is so cool!  Wanna hear something sad?  I didn't know until recently that there was such thing as a garlic press.  I saw one the other day and was fascinated.  I hate my hands smelling like garlic for the rest of the night after I cook with it.  Ohhh, the little things!

I would love one of those tissue dispensers.  I hate having a box of tissues out...it feels like clutter.  Of course, I guess anything that was out would feel like clutter but this is cool so it gets a pass.

LaurieS

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Re: Neat Gadgets
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2011, 03:43:56 PM »
Then you might want to see this OW..
http://www.amazon.com/NexTrend-Garlic-Twist-Clear/dp/B000173JMS/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1299022949&sr=8-11

I buy garlic chopped and in a jar myself

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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2011, 04:11:55 PM »
That is so cool!  Wanna hear something sad?  I didn't know until recently that there was such thing as a garlic press.  I saw one the other day and was fascinated.  I hate my hands smelling like garlic for the rest of the night after I cook with it.

To rid your hands of the smell of onions and garlic, simply rub them over your (metallic) kitchen faucet.

holliberri

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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2011, 04:17:44 PM »
Ditto what Seasage said, garlic gets all over my hands even with the press. Garlic breath is the one I can't resolve. Now that Mincer Twister thing...maybe it wouldn't then. IDK.

LaurieS

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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2011, 04:26:46 PM »
that's why I  open the jar.. carefully use a spoon.. remove the amount I want and presto change-o I have garlic and no mess, no bother, no smelly hands or facet

Tara

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Re: Neat Gadgets
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2011, 04:30:25 PM »
We use alot of Garlic, and I usually smash it with a big cleaver, but I like this, it might be a great gift for my dear friend
who is Italian and loves garlic also!

Well, I've been trying to figure out how to share this new beauty gadget that I got recently, I love it and even am getting my
dh to use it. 

http://www.amazon.com/Olay-Professional-Advanced-Cleansing-System/dp/B0043OYFKU

holliberri

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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2011, 04:32:35 PM »
I can taste difference between minced jarred garlic and minced fresh garlic, believe it or not. I stopped buying it. It was wrecking my pasta sauce. Of course, I was prego at the time, so maybe that was the problem. Still, I like my garlic press! It's almost as good as my old trusty-rusty handy-dandy zester (that's not really rusty).

LaurieS

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Re: Neat Gadgets
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2011, 04:35:04 PM »
I can taste difference between minced jarred garlic and minced fresh garlic, believe it or not. I stopped buying it. It was wrecking my pasta sauce. Of course, I was prego at the time, so maybe that was the problem. Still, I like my garlic press! It's almost as good as my old trusty-rusty handy-dandy zester (that's not really rusty).

not so handy dandy now that it's broken

Tara.. I would catch my dh cleaning the dishes with that thing

seasage

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« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2011, 04:57:30 PM »
Still, I like my garlic press! It's almost as good as my old trusty-rusty handy-dandy zester (that's not really rusty).

I rarely use a garlic press - my 10" knife is quicker and easier to clean.  I need my zester!  But seriously, have you smelled a lemon lately?  Where is the smell?  And how do you remove that coating of wax?

LaurieS

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« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2011, 05:03:34 PM »
Still, I like my garlic press! It's almost as good as my old trusty-rusty handy-dandy zester (that's not really rusty).

I rarely use a garlic press - my 10" knife is quicker and easier to clean.  I need my zester!  But seriously, have you smelled a lemon lately?  Where is the smell?  And how do you remove that coating of wax?
Oh I buy that in a jar too

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« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2011, 05:25:32 PM »
Still, I like my garlic press! It's almost as good as my old trusty-rusty handy-dandy zester (that's not really rusty).

I rarely use a garlic press - my 10" knife is quicker and easier to clean.  I need my zester!  But seriously, have you smelled a lemon lately?  Where is the smell?  And how do you remove that coating of wax?
Oh I buy that in a jar too

I still am not great at slicing and dicing or mincing. I'd use a chop-it, but they're worse to clean than a garlic press. So, I press the garlic and slowly, unadeptly prepare my fruits and veggies.

I started zesting in Italy (no wax--banned in the EU). I had a lemon tree in Cali...so no wax then either. I didn't encounter wax until I moved back to Pennsylvania. I watched my g-ma: she filled the sink with warm water and two tbsp of baking soda. She soaks and then scrubs with a toothbrush, then air dries. I didn't even know there was wax on lemons here until she told me. I really thought the food was just prettier. I should have known.

Tara

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Re: Neat Gadgets
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2011, 07:21:12 PM »
Lucky you Holli a lemon tree in your yard! (in the past)

My sil has a meyer lemon tree in their yard and believe it or not they don't use the lemons!  When we go visit
they give us a big bag of them.

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Re: Neat Gadgets
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2011, 09:49:36 PM »
Lemon zest is amazing. We get organics from friends or the co-op.

Tara, I just saw something similar if not exactly the same as the Pond's gadget in the Costco mag today. I was thinking about getting it the next time I'm there. Do you think it's OK for (ahem) delicate aging skin?
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Re: Neat Gadgets
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2011, 11:48:08 PM »
I bought mine at costco too.  Its probably the same.  I think its great!  my dh this week said "you have beautiful skin" which
he has never said before,  not that I had 'bad' skin.

It has two speeds so you can choose and it isn't too strong.  Oops I just realized I wrote PONDS but its OLAY!