May 29, 2013

Summer Kitchen Essentials

I don't know about you, but I spend a good bit of time in my kitchen. From experimenting with new recipes to creating tried-and-true southern favorites for my southern beau, time spent in my kitchen is always a stress reliever for me. I even find myself washing dishes when I need to clear my head. 

With summer just around the corner, I thought I'd share some of my favorite tools of the trade...these cheerful kitchen items, tools and gadgets make cooking easier and more fun! 

1) Dish Towels from Patch Design Studio
2) Fishs Eddy Rest in Grease Spoon Rest
3) Joseph Joseph Square Colander
4) Bambu Large Tongs
5) Jo!e Crinkle Cutter
6) Herb Scissors

I love each of these items and use them all almost daily. The dish towels, with cast iron skillet, okra or cornbread designs, add a cheerful vibe to my kitchen and also make a wonderful gift! Probably my favorite kitchen tool here is the crinkle's perfect for cutting cucumber slices to make homemade pickles.

The herb scissors get used for many things besides herbs, but are great for snipping some basil or arugula for my homemade pesto. And I'm always reaching for my colander and bamboo tongs, for one reason or another.

What kitchen tool or utensil makes your cooking life easier? I might need to add it to my collection!