In the Kitchen … Make It a Mini for Me

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, the following will seem very familiar … put all of the ingredients in a mini food processor and process until smooth.

Since this Gadget Girl has many favorites, all tied for number one, I’m not sure where the mini food processor actually fits into the tools’ brigade. That said, it is without a doubt one of my most used kitchen tools.

The mini is for all those times when you’d like to use your food processor … but it’s just too big. You know what I mean. You put all of the ingredients in the machine, give it a whirl and whala! All of the barely chopped ingredients are stuck to the sides of the bowl. You just can’t make a cup of pesto in a nine cup food processor!

Whether I’m cooking for one or a dozen, it saves tons of time. It’s great for making salsas, vinaigrettes and pesto. I just toss everything in the bowl. A few quick pulses will chop vegetables for salsa. A few more will create thick, creamy vinaigrettes or pesto.

When I have mountain of garlic, tons of pepper or a boatload of ginger to mince, it’s done in a snap. It’s also great for grating Parmesan. Cut the cheese in about-1-inch cubes, dump it in and pulse until fine.

And finally, drum-rooooooooool, please … it’s goes in the dishwasher!

Bon appétit!

Oh…and just so you know, no cash or goods passed hands in return for this post. I’m just a girl who loves gadgets and actually uses them. I’ve had the mini food processor for years. I think I bought it at Costco or maybe on-line because I’m a sucker for anything priced at $39.95 … but I think I found this baby for $34.95 … maybe even $29.95.

I hope you like this new feature. More or less once a week I’ll bring you into my kitchen for tips or a gander at tools. On the other hand, some weeks I may feel the need to share some gorgeous or fun photograph or inspirational quote. It’s a work in progress … let me know what you think.

More Tips, Tricks & Tools

What’s your favorite gadget? I’d love to hear from you! Let’s get a conversation going. To make a comment, just click on Comments below. I’d be delighted to add you to the growing list of blog subscribers. To subscribe: just scroll back up, fill in your email address and click on the Sign Me Up button. You’ll get an email asking you to confirm your subscription … confirm and you will automatically receive a new story and recipe every week.

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2 thoughts on “In the Kitchen … Make It a Mini for Me

  1. I love this post! I hope you do share more of the gadgets and other items that you use in your kitchen. After seeing your mini food processor I am thinking about getting the small Kitchen Aid processor at Target.

    My favorite gadget right now is the Ninja. I use it every day to make a fruit smoothie for my lunch.

    I hope that you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.



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