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Friday, August 20, 2010

Gadgets make me happy on the inside.

Ah, kitchen gadgets. I do love you. I don't really go for the unitaskers, but there are some things I can't live without. My microplane for one (zesting has never been zestier). My Kitchen-Aid for another. I'm also fond of my plain ol' wooden lemon reamer, and my possibly-ridiculous-but-nonetheless-awesome ice cream maker.

I found two new loves today: Pickl-It jars, introduced to me by Alyssa and TATTLER reusable canning lids, which can be found at Egg|Plant Urban Farm Supply. Be still, my heart.

For those of you who are local to the Twin Cities of Minnesota, Alyssa is gathering orders for a co-op for the Pickl-It jars. We can get a decent discount if we order as a group. I look forward to being able to make sauerkraut that doesn't look like something out of a horror film.


  1. Ok, I'm in love now, too! Those pickling jars and reusable lids are AWESOME! :) I've been wanting to do fermented pickles for years and have never done it because it seemed intimidating, but I bet those fancy jars make it much easier. I can't wait to hear what you think of them! :)

  2. Wow. Awesome. *So* interested in Pickl-it jars.

  3. Just saw this now - thanks for the shout out! For over a month now I've had a tab open to the AP post about who blogs...and just now got around to it.

    Loving your blog! :)



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