I used to hate the fact that I live in a bachelor’s pad (Yes, it still is pretty much that.). I used to envy other women, who get to enjoy all these kitchen gizmos, tools and what not. But because of some kitchen beginner epiphany, which came about after hours and hours of indulgent dream kitchen dreaming, I realized that it is such a blessing that I actually get to work inside a bare, very basic kitchen!
Can you guess why?
Because I get to:
- Come up with ingenious alternative uses for the kitchen gear I have
- Consider the nitty gitty functional nuances I really need in the kitchen (aside from the fact that the kitchen gear has to be pretty *wink*). Like do I really, really for the love of God need a garlic press? Couldn’t I just chop it? Or will I buy a blender or a hand blender instead? You know those kinds of kitchen tool ponderings…
And I thought of this while I was about to prepare some chopped spring onions for the arroz caldo (Filipino style chicken porridge) I cooked last night. As I was very tired from a day filled with errands under the blazing desert sun, I just felt lazy again. I didn’t want to go through the motions of chopping them using a knife. There are just those lazy days, right?
Then I spotted our improvised kitchen scissors (I know. These aren’t proper kitchen shears.) and thought “Hey…why not just CUT the spring onions INSTEAD?”
Way cool idea? Hell yeah! I finished cutting those spring onions in under five minutes *fist pump of kitchen victory*
Now all I have to worry about are those spring onion bulbs. I don’t want to chuck them into the trash bin. Any suggestions on how I could use these babies?
P.S. Don’t you think I should feature more of the quirky alternative methods / tools I use in our week kitchen?