i love my dough whisks. i do.
someone, george bernard shaw i think it was, said something like: there is no love more sincere than the love of food, and that is probably not only vastly true, but largely what this blog is about. but i do love my dough whisks, most sincerely.
every time i make portuguese sweetbread or apricot oat bars or choux paste or oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, they make short work of tough dough handling.
i also love my new ceramic knife. i have had a ceramic vegetable peeler for years, (since we lived in japan in the mid 90s, and i always loved it). but this new ceramic knife by kyocera is a dream for slicing scallions, parsley, carrots, celery. never mangles the scallions, or herbs, nothing but clean cuts. i love my steel knives too. but this is a treat to use, so lightweight, so delicate, handles so cleverly.
i also love my hardworking wooden spoons. i would be empty-handed without them. they stir every dish i make. i clearly need some spoon oil, like stephanie on her fabulous blog 3191 miles apart, to care for them properly. i have ordered some beeswax to make this happen.
some of these tools have been with me for more than 15 years. none of them were expensive. they have carried me a long way. true love. hope you had a super valentine's week. we've nearly conquered february and we're well on our way toward spring (yipee). happy weekend all, xo, g.