• erin

    Dumplings with my family
    A recent graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, I found myself with no money, no kitchen equipment, and an exceptionally huge appetite. Ideas, improvisations, and yummy meal solutions were discovered in the kitchen of my very first apartment.
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    I've been getting a lot of requests and suggestions for the apartment kitchen. I LOVE these suggestions, keep them coming!

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    em570039@mycia.net

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    Equipment Spotlight: Microplane

    If you have one, you know. It’s a tool I don’t think about all too often, but I am constantly reaching for. The microplane zester: use it for zesting citrus, grating fresh nutmeg, grating cheese, and shaving chocolate. Best of all – it’s cheap ($10-15 depending on the store) and very small (long but thin so it fits easily in a drawer or countertop tool container) so it doesn’t take up valuable kitchen space. It’s also virtually indestructable and easy to clean – an all around great tool.

     

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