Toys for Lemons

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The Duane Reid a block from my apartment just closed.  The week before DR closed it put all sorts of stuff on sale – not just a measley 10 or 20% off – I mean 90% off. Cheap.  When I see sales like that I just can’t help myself.  I buy all kinds of stuff I would NEVER think of buying and one of those objects was a citrus spritzer. It was only $.59 – how could I resist (and to tell the truth I bought three – such a bargain -who could resist???)

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I tried it today and I am totally in love and just had to share it with you.  Here’s how it works:  The bottom of the green part is serrated

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and just screws into the lemon.

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Then you just press the pump and it spritzes lemon juice onto whatever you want (I used it on baked turbot).  But I can see it being great on salads, or on cut fruit like apples that brown if unless you put a little lemon juice on them.  When the pump stops spraying, just move the spritzer to another part of the lemon.

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This gadget really works!

But as long as I’m talking about lemon toys, here are a few more you might want to know about:

Microplanes

when a recipe calls for lemon zest, microplanes are the gadget to use.  They are so much easier to use than trying to zest a lemon on a 4 side box grater and they remove a thinner layer of zest.  You can also use them for fine grating things such as ginger.

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Juicers

I have 2 juice gadgets that I love.  The reamer and the old fashioned juicer.  I use the reamer (the wooden gadget) when I only need to juice one or two lemons.  For bigger jobs, like 1/2 cup lemon juice or when the lemons are just filled with pits and I want to keep them out of the juice I use this juicer that fits over most size cups or bowls.

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Zesters

for making decorations or fancy lemon slices or wedges I use this zester

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You can also make lemon zest with the end that has the smaller holes

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I’m sure there are millions of more lemon gadgets on the market but these are my favs – and, of course, you can use these for all kinds of citrus fruits.

Have Fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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