Hello again, dear friends, and a very happy and healthy New Year to you! I hope you all had such a perfect New Year’s Eve party at home as my darling husband and me – a party for two can be MUCH more fun than being in a big crowd, actually…
Now, in this new year and this new lockdown, I’d like to give you a few tips for useful equipment you could get in order to try out new things in the kitchen. I’ve been lucky enough to be able to obtain a lot of them recently after our move; but the most important one I’ve had for years: my good old Moulinette, my food processor. It’s almost 20 years old, and according to e-commerce sites it’s a vintage model now!
The more sophisticated food processors have got loads of components for various tasks: different graters, a chopper, a whipping plate, an orange squeezer; some have even got a cocktail mixer like professional barmen have got! And they’re not that expensive, either; you can buy one online from any company that sells household items from 60 or 70 pounds onward.
Now what can you do with this miracle machine? Answer: a LOT. First of all, of course, it’s a blender; you can blend any cooked meat or vegetables into a nice mash, and you can chop raw onions and other vegetables that are on almost every recipe around the world without having to sweat chopping them by hand.
The same goes for grating – everything from carrots and potatoes to cheese!
Then, it can whip your cream or egg whites for you, stiffer than any hand mixer can.
And it can also squeeze your breakfast juice for you – all you have to do is press the button and hold the fruit half!
So, if you’ve got any money on the side for it, get that Moulinette (or Kenwood, or Ninja, or Bosch or whichever brand you prefer) – it’ll be an invaluable help for you for your lockdown cooking adventures.
Stay safe, friends, stay in, and enjoy your home cooking!