Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Kitchen Tip Tuesday

This is my first time participating in Kitchen Tip Tuesday, hosted by Tammy's Recipes.
She is a fantastic blogger (who I have been meaning to get up on my side bar!) who posts recipes, along with pictures of her actual food, and thoughts on life and mothering and cooking and cleaning with small children under foot. Absolutely love her.

So, here is my first foray into Kitchen Tip Tuesdays :

Kitchen Scissors.
These are the kitchen scissors I use, the Henckel Kitchen Shears which I picked up at target for about $15. My knife block (also Henckel) has a spot for them, and I use them daily. My most common uses:
  • Cutting up toddler food (makes cutting pasta, grapes, etc. SOOOO much faster and simpler)
  • Cutting up herbs
  • Cutting open packages
  • Cutting kitchen twine
  • Cutting dough
It is the cutting up toddler food that I find these to be the biggest help for. There is rarely a meal that I don't need to make food smaller for my 2 year old, and some food can be so time consuming. But with these shears it takes me about 15 seconds to turn a bowl of pasta into a toddler friendly meal. These scissors are very durable. I actually melted part of the handles on the stove at one time (oops) but the handles still held their shape, and they work just as well as the day I bought them.

They make a great wedding shower gift, or gift for that practical woman in your life. And if you like colorful things (you know who you are, Miranda) other brands make pretty ones. I just wanted mine to match my knives.

Go check out other great tips over at Tammy's. Just don't go hungry, it will only make it worse.

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At January 15, 2008 3:09 PM, Blogger Mom2fur said...

Second to a set of quality knives, I don't think any tool is more essential to a well-equipped kitchen than a good pair of kitchen shears!

At January 15, 2008 6:00 PM, Blogger Tiffany said...

Yes, quality knives are so important. Although I recently discovered the down side- if you slip and get your finger, inferior knives just give you a little scratch. However, with a high quality Henkel knife you lose flesh. I've had to learn to be more careful after years of dull knives now that mine actually work.

At January 16, 2008 12:03 AM, Blogger Martie said...

I am not sure how I would have made it through the toddler years without my shears!! I love how they cut noodles and pizza!!

Thanks for the tip.


At January 16, 2008 3:44 AM, Blogger Our Red House said...

I love my kitchen shears too. They are great for so many things.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I look forward to returning and reading more of yours.


At January 16, 2008 10:53 AM, Blogger Tiffany said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by! So glad to know that other people do this too. We never had them in my kitchen growing up, but my mom got some later and when I was visiting I became hooked.

Kitchen Tip Tuesday is so fun! I love all the new bloggers and blogs I'm meeting!

At January 17, 2008 8:33 PM, Blogger Leigh Ann said...

I'm with you here. I've had a pair ever since we were married and I use them almost every day. A friend of ours who sells scissors to facilities that cut of chickens gave me a pair of the kind he sells. They are wonderful!

At January 18, 2008 12:31 PM, Blogger Tiffany said...

It seems I am the only one who just figured this out. :)

Leigh Ann, I bet those are great scissors if they are used in chicken facilities! How cool!


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