General cooking tips and rumination
Lee Valley: 27W02.12
This rasp has been the subject of articles in The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, The Globe and Mail (Toronto), and dozens of other newspapers. It can be seen regularly on TV cooking shows and is enthusiastically praised by leading chefs. For a tool that started life as a lowly wood rasp, this is high living.
Fame in the food world came about when a Lee Valley woodworker’s wife discovered that her husband’s new wood rasp would zest oranges. This discovery rapidly led to expanded uses such as zesting lemons, grating nuts and ginger, reducing a clove of garlic to near liquid in seconds, etc.
The single most spectacular and practical use was with hard cheese for use on pasta or in salads. Because it actually cuts the cheese into gossamer-thin shavings rather than grating it into small chunks, it is possible to use much less cheese for equivalent flavor impact when compared with grated cheese. Rasp is stainless steel, 12″ long.
All of this utility has been enhanced by our patented design of a stainless-steel base that makes the rasp easier to hold and also contains the zested material.
Rasp made in USA, zester holder made in Canada.
|Measures for Pans and Dishes|
|9 by 13 inches baking dish||22 by 33 centimeter baking dish|
|8 by 8 inches baking dish||20 by 20 centimeter baking dish|
|9 by 5 inches loaf pan (8 cups in capacity)||23 by 12 centimeter loaf pan (2 liters in capacity)|
|10 inch tart or cake pan||25 centimeter tart or cake pan|
|9 inch cake pan||22 centimeter cake pan|
OXO: # 23081V2
The OXO Good Grips Mini Santoku Knife functions like a Santoku with the ease of a parer and is perfect for chopping, dicing and mincing herbs and vegetables. The sharp, stainless steel blades glides easily through foods and the soft, non-slip handle is shaped for a comfortable grip that won’t slip, even when wet.
Features & Benefits
- The 4″ Santoku Knife is an Asian-style chef’s knife with blade indentations to reduce drag during chopping and mincing
- Fully forged blade, bolster and tang for superior balance, strength and durability
- German stainless steel with high carbon content for lasting sharpness and edge retention
- Contoured handle provides optimal control while chopping, cutting or slicing
- Curved bolster supports thumb and forefinger for a comfortable, chef’s style grip
Dimensions: 9″ x 1.75″ x 1″
Weight: 3 oz.
New Year 2018
9 giant shrimp
3 cloves garlic
1 sweet potato
1. Zucchinis 4 cut lengthwise.
2. Sweet potato cut rounds of thickness.
3. Garlic chopped.
4. Giant shrimp towels.
5. Sweet potato, olive oil fried skillet.
6. Zucchini, olive oil fried skillet.
7. Giant shrimp, olive oil fried wok.
|Oven Temperature Conversions|
|275F||140C||Gas Mark 1 – Cool|
|300F||150C||Gas Mark 2|
|325F||165C||Gas Mark 3 - Very Moderate|
|350F||180C||Gas Mark 4 – Moderate|
|375F||190C||Gas Mark 5|
|400F||200C||Gas Mark 6 - Moderately Hot|
|425F||220C||Gas Mark 7 - Hot|
|450F||230C||Gas Mark 9|
|475F||240C||Gas Mark 10 - Very Hot|
Lee Valley: EV149
The broad, flat side of these bowls makes collecting ingredients directly from a cutting board a snap. The bevelled edge rests flush on the cutting board to ensure ingredients go into the bowl, not under the lip, and you can use one of the corners as a pouring spout.
Comes as a set of three nesting bowls (1/2 cup, 1 cup and 2 cups) with Imperial and metric graduations marked on the inside. Made of hard ABS plastic, they are BPA free and dishwasher safe in the top rack. Not microwaveable. A practical improvement over regular prep bowls.
|Ratios for Selected Foods|
|1 stick||4 oz = 113 grams||8 tbs||1/2 cup|
|4 sticks||16 oz = 452 grams||32 tbs||2 cups|
|1 lemon||1 to 3 tbs juice, 1 to 1? tsp grated zest|
|4 large lemons||1 cup juice||1/4 cup grated zest|
|1 oz||1/4 cup grated = 40 grams|
|6 oz chips||1 cup chips = 160 grams|
|cocoa powder||1 cup = 115 grams|
|Half and Half||1/2 Milk 1/2 Cream||10.5-18% Butterfat|
|Light Cream||18% Butterfat|
|Light Whipping Cream||26-30% Butterfat|
|Heavy cream||Whipping Cream||36% or More Butterfat|
|Double Cream||Extra-Thick Double Cream,|
Clotted or Devonshire
Lee Valley: 70M46.50
Sub-micron carbide particles in this sharpener are about one-fortieth the diameter of a human hair and are the kind used in the most demanding of metal-machining processes.
Extremely hard and durable, the carbide can be ground to a much keener and more durable edge than common carbides. Each of the two blades has four edges and can be rotated to a new edge if one is accidentally damaged.
The sharpener comes as a right-handed version but the blades are easily reversed to convert it for left-handed use.
To sharpen a knife you just draw it through the intersecting carbide blades with light pressure. A very dull knife may initially require several light passes but can be maintained thereafter with a single pass for touch-ups.
Not only is it easy to use, but if used with care, it should last for as long as you (or we) live.