Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Teaspoon/Tablespoon Boost

My kitchen is pretty well stocked of the essential tools. I don't have everything on my wish list but between my purchases and birthday and Christmas gifts, I can attempt most recipes in my own kitchen. So why did I feel the need to purchase another set of measuring spoons? They are so cute!


A teaspoon or tablespoon in a recipe can change the taste, texture and quality of the dish. Here are a few examples from my personal experience:

A tablespoon of mustard in a vinaigrette helps combine the dressing.

A teaspoon of salt brings out the flavor in chocolate dishes.

Royal icing is even better with a tablespoon of lemon juice.

Missing something in your Chinese food? I'll bet it's a tablespoon of ginger.

An extra teaspoon of pepper in your mashed potatoes is awesome.

Chicken pot pie, meatloaf, and most soups really bloom with a teaspoon of red pepper flakes.

One teaspoon of cayenne pepper stirred into 6 cups of hot chocolate will surprise you.

A tablespoon of sour cream fluffs up scrambled eggs.

On a hot day, a beer with a tablespoon of lime juice is refreshing.

I hope you experiment with your recipes by adding a teaspoon of different flavors to your food. An old favorite can be jazzed up in a new way with just a small simple twist.

18 comments:

  1. Those measuring spoons are ADORABLE! I would've bought them too!

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  2. Your measuring spoons are so cute! I would give any excuse to use them! Your are right, a tablespoon or a teaspoon of this and that, really makes a whole world of difference!

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  3. I never knew that about salt. Awesome tip!

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  4. Those are great tips. The measuring spoons are simply adorable.

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  5. I love those spoons! I saw some fab-u-lous varieties at Anthropologie and I know what will be on my stocking stuffer Christmas list! ; ) I used to live in Austin and did sales call for Omni a few times a year. I LOVE your area and want to move back that way but the hubs job keeps him coastal ; ( Blow New Brau a kiss for me

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  6. Hi, B! Thanks for visiting Cookie Sleuth. I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts. Good luck with your 30 day challenge!

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  7. Hi Bee! Thanks for visiting my blog :) These measuring spoons are just too cute! Great tips too. Mustard in a dressing = amazing!!
    Heidi xo

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  8. I have a similar issue with cookie cutters, they are so cute, and I must have them. Out teaspoons are 5ml like yours, but our tablespoons are 20mls. Those extra 5 can make a huge difference! I think we need to have a world wide cooking standard size to avoid confusion and flat cakes!

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  9. Our teaspoons are 5ml like yours, but our tablespoons are 20mls. Those missing 5 can make a huge difference. I think we need a world wide standard to avoid confusion and flat cakes!

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  10. Very nice tips! Amazing what a simple teaspoon or tablespoon can do!

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  11. Hi B! Thanks for dropping by my blog. I am loving yours. Off to read more!

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  12. love the measuring spoons and the tips!!

    xo

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  13. Very cute spoons and great tips! Thanks!

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  14. I walked around Crate and Barrel for an hour the other day with new spoons in my hands - it took an aweful lot to resist the urge to buy them - they were so wonderful! I love yours. I would have bought them too!

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  15. I'm a freakshow who collects spoons...I love them

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  16. How is it that your teaspoon/tablespoon list just made me hungry?? I love your bio and cool name for your business and blog :-)

    Best,
    Veronica

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  17. I love them. I too would have been tempted to get them. So so pretty and rather delicate looking too.

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  18. such a cute teaspoon/tablespoon measuring spoons! great tips!:)

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