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.


Christina said...

Awww ... curled up in the couch, watching Buffy and dreaming about a decent meal -- it's just sad. Some vampire slaying might help fight the bad bug. Get well.

Féline said...

Åhh! En sådan skulle man ha! Tror du den funkar för små chunks av ingefära as well? :D Krya på dig! :)

Lisa said...

I hope you're better soon! My hubby & I just finished Season 5 a few minutes ago.

Greg said...

Oh, get well soon! We need you back. And thanks for pointing me to another great blog. Who would have thought a blog about gadgets? Neat.

Jeanne said...

Oh dear - your bug sounds awful! Hope it's over by now. Love the gadget too - I adore my garlic press but it's always a pain to clean, especially if you let the garlic residue dry - aaargh!

Vera said...

Ah, en sån där har jag sett på järnia! Och nu när du har testat är det ju bara att springa och köpa en!
krya på dig
/vera (malva aff)