Thursday, February 19, 2009

Obsession: The Greatest Cooking Tool EVER!

Although it may look like an ordinary wok strainer, this bamboo handled skimmer has so many cooking uses that it has become indispensable in my kitchen. You can sift baking ingredients, strain soups and gravy, drain pasta, pull poached eggs out of water, skim fat, scoop items out of the fryer, or wash vegetables. The long wooden handle allows you to use it at the hottest of temperatures without burning yourself. I know that you are probably thinking that I sound like the 1980's Ginsu knife infomercial: "How much would you pay? But, wait, there's more.”

And it's true—there is more! This tool is heat resistant, light weight, dishwasher safe, and you can purchase it at just about any kitchen store for fewer than five dollars. Why invest in a sifter, strainer, gravy separator, egg poacher, and pasta drainer, when you can have the greatest kitchen tool ever—the stainless steel bamboo wok skimmer? Details:

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About Mod City Mom

After becoming mothers, sisters Sarah Romine and Leah Weyandt wanted to marry the activities and interests that they experienced before motherhood with their new found lives with children. This was not always an easy task—traveling to obscure places, shopping at off-beat boutiques, and sipping lazy-afternoon cocktails doesn't always fit neatly with parenthood. Stemming from their frustration, they meticulously searched, and continue to search, for activities, establishments, and entertainment that they take pleasure in and their families benefit from. The result? Mod City Mom.

About Sarah

Sarah is a passionate cook, fashionista, writer, actor, and mother. Like all actors, she ended up working at many-a-restaurant to make ends meet and shopping at countless bargain boutiques to maintain her sense of personal style. Her culinary journey, love affair with fashion, and desire to remain true to herself after becoming a mother are the inspirations for this site. Sarah lives with her husband and two sons in Chicago.

About Leah

A polymath wannabe, Leah loves books, films, music, cooking, and travel. After co-starting a writing and editing shop in 2002, Leah has spent her spare time frequenting her favorite cities, hangouts, and haunts. Her obsession with finding the new, innovative, and quirky is the impetus behind this site. Leah lives with her two sons and husband in North San Diego County.
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