Gadgets that Help You Make Beautiful Summer SaladsBy
How do beautiful salads and Paul’s new iphone relate? Here’s the answer.
Recently Paul became an iphone convert. His droid was due to be replaced so he made the switch. So far no regrets (thank goodness). So, because both of our phone contacts had expired, I also got a new iphone 5e. Well, what does this have to do with gadgets for salads? In setting up my new phone and purging over 10,000 pictures (ugh!) I came across this video we made at the MSLL store to promote two amazing products. Although I no longer have the store and sell these products I thought it was worth sharing this video and these tips for peeling and slicing fruit and veggies. I can’t live with out these two gadgets for making fruit salad, green salads, tarts and what ever requires thinly sliced fruit or tomatoes. Makes prep so easy!
There are two items mentioned in the video. The first item is fairly common and made by many different companies. It looks like a regular vegetable peeler but with close examination you can see the serrated edge of the blade which enables it to gently peel soft fruit and veggies. Here is the close ups of the soft fruit peeler and its serrated edge. It can be purchased in many kitchen gadget departments or online. Here is a link to the Amazon site for Oxo Soft Fruit Peeler I use. Reasonably priced and functions very well.
The next gadget is the Queen of soft fruit slicing, the Genu Tari Slicer. Chef Yvonne Hoffman and I found this in the gourmet products at the Atlanta market. I use mine all the time. Cutting strawberries, peaches, grapes, hard boiled eggs, mozzarella cheese and more is so easy and fast! If any of these soft foods have a tougher skin, like tomatoes and peaches, using the soft fruit peeler prior to slicing insures good results. It is functional, easy to clean and produces amazing thin slices. All of this makes it well worth the price just in time for peach and tomato season!
Sooo…here is the Video! Don’t laugh too hard I am not a video star. You can no longer stop by my store to get a demo but you are welcome to see these gadgets in action at my house anytime.
Hope this video with the tips will help you make beautiful summer salads and desserts. I can almost taste the Caprese Salad shown above. Show me what you can do with this gadgets. Let me know if I can help answer any questions about how I use these products.
Mary Sherwood Lifestyles-Working with you to create your lifestyle!
NOTE: I have not been endorsed or paid by the manufacturers of these two products. I just love how they simplify my food prep! Pictures of the products were collected from the manufacturers’ websites.