Gadgets

Mega Cupcake

August 18, 2010
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Mega Cupcake

I am a sucker for kitchen gadgets, especially those made of silicone. I don’t know what it is, silicone just gets me. Perhaps years of having everything stick to, well everything has scarred me for life. Along came the mega cupcake silicone mould. Its gadget, silicone, novelty and CAKE all rolled in to one. So, I had to have one. After waiting until they were suitably priced, I purchased one online and couldn’t wait for it to arrive. Finally my day had come, just in time for my mother’s birthday. Handy! Some die hard cake makers may want to block their ears, but I used packet mixes for lack of time. I purchased two as I had previously read the moulds can take a lot of batter. I settled on a butter cake base and a banana cake top. Wanting to use the filling facility, I decided to make...

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Taylor waterproof meat thermometer

July 29, 2010
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My birthday was a few weeks back and (among other wonderful things) stud got me a Taylor meat thermometer as recommended by a die-hard-BBQer friend of ours. Geez my man knows me well! A small little barbeque for the two of us mid week was our first chance to use it. Nothing fancy at this stage. No BBQ ribs, roast chicken or melt in the mouth meat. Just a few steaks and sausages to get our “thermometer sea legs” if you will. I had printed out a temperature grid for a different types of meat to make it easier for stud to know when to stop and off he went. The thermometer was easy to use, very accurate, and great for someone (stud) who usually slices things open – thus destroying that initial gasping moment of slicing in to a surprisingly perfectly cooked slab of meat – to check...

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Avanti Pizza Stone

July 29, 2010
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Ok it may not be new, but my most recent gadget was a housewarming gift for stud and I – a pizza stone! An Avanti Pizza Stone to be exact. Its amazing how something so simple can bring such joy to a foodie. The ease of use, the simple and elegant design and the way it turns my regular pizza into a crisp explosion for the senses. The feel, taste and look of the base after using it is amazing. I was so excited when I used it the first time that I actually sat on the kitchen floor in front of the oven watching it work its magic. Ok, ok, again, its not new and to be honest prior to having it, I wondered what all the fuss was about but now that I have the stone in my life, I know what I’ve been missing!

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