new kitchen appliances, the first of the summer produce and some green latkes
My kitchen is tiny and I don’t have a lot of bench space.
If the kitchen tools are not out on the bench, in my experience they tend not to get used. So, I’ve been having a major kitchen cleanup, selling some old appliances and tools that I don’t use, and using those to fund the purchase of two new toys, a shiny red KitchenAid mixer with a couple of attachments and a Braun stick blender that can also operate as a food processor.
So far I’ve used the mixer to knead some bread and produced the best bread I’ve ever made and used the slow juicer attachment several times. I also have a pasta roller attachment so I will be experimenting with some vegan fresh pasta. That’s for later though.
Right now, the tool that has had the most use is the stick blender/food processor. I’ve made a large batch of pesto from the bounty of basil in my garden and made great latkes with 15 secs of processing.
On the latkes front I was going to make some for dinner with some kale on the side. Instead I grated up the potato, kale and some spring onions (all from the garden) 🙂 and made an all-in-one meal.
I ate them with some of the pesto and a fresh tomato salad made with the early tomatoes that are starting to appear.
And I now have acres of bench space! Well not quite…but a bit more than I did.:-)
- 3 medium potatoes unpeeled
- ½ bunch kale
- 3 spring onions
- 2 large pinches of salt
- 1 tbs oil
- Heat the oil in a large frying pan until smoking hot, then turn down the heat down low.
- Grate everything coarsely in the food processor
- Season with salt to taste
- Scoop spoonfuls of the mix into the pan
- Cook for 5-10 minutes over low heat
- Flip and cook the other side for 5-10 minutes
5 thoughts on “new kitchen appliances, the first of the summer produce and some green latkes”
I love my stick blender too, and it gets lots of use!
I love that mine has a food processor attachment that the stick blender clicks into. Perfect.
I am tragically addicted to kitchen appliances. I have so many, and am running out of space to store them. I may need an intervention at some point. 😉
However, a KitchenAid stand mixer is definitely a must have, and one that actually does stay out on my counter.
I did my own intervention! I ditched an el cheapo ice cream maker, el cheapo dehydrator, a good food processor, an ancient stick blender, a high speed blender and slow juicer. I replaced them with a Kitchen Aid with a juicer attachment and a pasta roller attachment. I bought a new stick blender that doubles as a food processor. I now have much more bench space, I don’t feel like I am missing anything vital and I get to admire the Kitchen Aid mixer every day! Do it! 🙂
I live in a sharehouse so there’s a bit of everyone’s stuff hanging around the kitchen. I am trying to keep to high quality versions of the things I use a lot – my two main appliances are my high speed blender and good food processor that I just got for xmas, however I definitely have some space killers like a large spiraliser and other such stuff. It’s easy to want ALL OF THE THINGS, haha. Love the latkes, I got given a massive box of rocket so think I might try something similar!