• 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.
  • what sounds good?

    I've been getting a lot of requests and suggestions for the apartment kitchen. I LOVE these suggestions, keep them coming!

    If you have anything you'd like me to consider (recipes to develop, shortcuts for recipes, great ingredients, or even blog formatting), shoot me an email and let me know!


  • equipment spotlight

  • ingredient spotlight

  • this month’s packed lunch

  • hungry for more?

    Check out my food journeys at An Appetite for Adventure!
  • webmaster: chris hurte
  • author portrait: matt needham
  • © erin mcdowell and the apartment kitchen, 2009-10. all photography and content, unless otherwise indicated, is property of the author. unauthorized reproduction or use is prohibited. please ask before using.
  • Add to Technorati Favorites
  • Recipe Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory
  • Twitter Updates

    Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.

  • become my fan on facebook!

    Just click HERE
  • Advertisements

Equipment Spotlight: Scale

Alright, so this is a tad self serving, but I truly believe this is one of my most important kitchen tools. If you like baking at all, it’s worth having one of these in your cabinet (look how tiny it is, and thin – takes up almost no space!) Weight is the most effective way to measure out ingredients like flour, baking powder, sugar, and even water. For under $30 (mine was $22), you can find a variety of scales that are easy to use. Look for scales that will work in ounces, pounds, and grams, and have an easy-to-clean surface.

Now, I still recognize that for a lot of people, this is not a kitchen tool they are eager to invest in, and most of the time, I post my recipes in volume measurements. If you’re ever operating with another recipe that’s in weight, try using this site, which is pretty thorough.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: