I love kitchen stuff. LOVE it. I love to cook (except lately, when it's become about getting folk fed before the regular evening meltdown happens), love to entertain, love browsing cookbooks - I have an entire bookcase for them - love food mags and I love all the stuff that goes with cooking and kitchen-ing. Put me in a kitchenware store and I wont be out for a week.
So how to choose my one, single, most favouritest thing?
Perhaps my KitchenAid stand mixer that I coveted for years before Beloved put one under the Christmas tree for me?
I adore it, but it's not my favourite.
My Microplane grater? Close, very, very close, but no cigar.
Lemon zester? Citrus reamer? Scanpan classic frying pan? Juicer?
Nope. It's this.
My stick mixer. The thing that makes it my absolute favourite is the mini-processor bit. Its the perfect size for mincing garlic, onions, ginger etc., chopping herbs, making pastes - all the things I use a processor for without having to haul out my Big Bertha processor. And it does it in a flash, then goes straight into the dishwasher.
When I'm in the cooking zone, I use this several times a week. The whisk is also really handy too, except I've lost the little sleeve off the end at some stage, tragically.
So there you have it - and if you dont, you should get one.
No startling car accident post-script from me; just a cuppa and knitting on the couch. Bis morgen.