Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Kitchen Gadgets I could Live Without But Prefer Not To - #2

I'm off to the Sacramento Valley tomorrow for a long weekend. Since I've nothing to offer you in the food department, I'll leave you with another installation of kitchen gadgets I could live without but, damn, they make my work easier so why would I want to?

This small pair of scissors lives in the drawer with my paring knives. It doesn't touch anything that can mar the smooth, sharp edges. It snips things like Turkish apricots, candied ginger, herbs, the bottoms of chestnuts, pie dough, and parchment with aplomb. I do not use it to cut meat, having another pair for that task.

I coddle this tiny gem; washing it immediately after each use and then lovingly drying it with a clean dishtowel before gently putting it away in its compartment. In turn, it cradles my fingers in plush, softly molded, rubberized handles, fits my hand perfectly and works practically without effort on my part. Its sharp little points easily pierced these chestnut shells, making short work of an otherwise arduous task.

Sound silly? You'll just have to get a pair for yourself. You'll see.

I wish I could tell you the brand name for these scissors but there is not a mark on them and I've long since tossed the wrapping they came in. I got them at the Nugget Market in Davis though, and am going there this weekend so I'll try to find out more about them and let you know. That is if, like me, you've decided you'd prefer to not live without them.


  1. Well, I hope you have a good weekend and can find out some info for these darling little scissors! I know we all need a pair!

  2. I wonder...If I had a pair would I misplace them like every other pair of scissors in the house? They must go to the same black hole where errant socks end up.

    Have a great weekend, Christine!

  3. I'm certainly interested in a pair of those scissors but whether The Nugget Market would ship them to me is another matter. I may, if you find out the name be able to purchase a pair here or on the internet? Fancy getting excited about a pair of scissors!!
    ps have a great weekend

  4. I want those scissors! The sharp points for chestnuts....perfect. They probably won't ship to France...but...I could have them sent to my sister....
    I look forward to the update.

  5. God... I couldn't live without a couple kinds of scissors in my kitchen. Yes, I suppose I could live without them but you better not make me GRRRR.... ;-)

  6. Just so you don't think I am trying to get my name in twice on you scissor 'draw' La Belle Cuisine don't ship overseas. I will keep searching and find one that does or hope.....that I am lucky??!!

  7. Katie and Nerissa,
    If you want to be entered in the drawing to win this pair of scissors, click on the link on my sidebar and leave me a comment at the bottom of the update post. I'll put your names into the hat.

    Your name has been entered into the drawing. Who knows? You might be the lucky winner!


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