Sunday, January 27, 2008
The Garlic Twist
Photo by The Garlic Twist
I'm still pretty much out of commission, but have expanded my eating to include apple juice, bananas and chocolate wafers. Oh, what a gourmet meal! I just might try some cereal later tonight... seriously - this is no fun at all.
Something else that's no fun? Mincing garlic. I hate doing it by hand, and the garlic press is always such a pain to clean. A grater is ok, but that, too, needs cleaning and I often don't feel like bringing one out just to do a clove or two. (Besides, my Microplane is a bit too fine for garlic, it makes it more of a mush than mince.) I'm happy to report that I've found the solution. One of my favorite gadget blogs, Cooking Gadgets, reported on the Garlic Twist a while ago. I wrote to them, asking if they happened to have a retailer in Sweden, and while they don't, they offered to send me one (two, actually!) to try out. Nice!
How does it work then? Well, you peel the garlic (and in order to do so easily, the manufacturer says to whack the clove with the back of the gadget, much the same as hitting it with the backside of a knife - it works to loosen the skin), place at least two cloves in the gadget (but more will work just as well), press and twist. That's it! It does take a little bit of force, but not much. It gathers the garlic neatly, and the best part? It's really easy to clean.
And as a bonus, it comes in pretty colors. Oh, and it's inexpensive. No surprise that this one has already recieved several design awards. Every kitchen should have one!
Now, it's back to the sofa and numerous episodes of Buffy for me.