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World’s Best Kitchen Implement – Skrub’a Gloves!

Jane happily skrubbing!

Jane happily skrubbing!

A very lovely friend from Germany sent us the most fantastic present the other day, the like of which we have never seen before on Welsh shores! Introducing Skrub’a The Scrubbingglove  – a clever Danish invention in a pretty orange carrot design!

These wonder-gloves could not have come at more perfect timing (another wonderful synchronicity, thanks Nicole). You probably know that we are now lucky enough to be loving the weekly fresh local and organic veggie box grown by lovely Pippa and John down the road…. Such delicious, fresh and DIRTY veggies! Up until now the lowly washing up brush has been doing all the hard scrubbing work. But we find that still leaves little bits of dirt on the veggies, especially in the nobbles and bumps.



It was with delight and happy intrepidation that we donned the gloves for the first time, dunked the root veg and began skrub-ing them with our gloved hands. The gloves (very much like those exfoliating shower-mitts) were utterly perfect at getting into the grooves and pits of the most twisty of carrot.

It was a quick and unusually satisfying job, and at the end of it we had smiley faces and very clean beetroots. Not only that, but 50% of the vitamins in veggies are in the peel! So Skrub’a Gloves thank you very much, you are our new favourite kitchen implement!

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Dear Spatula……My Favourite Cooking Utensil

I must stress, this is a post for cooks only.  Non-cooks will find this kind of adoration for a utensil a little odd (if not worrying).

What a beauty!

If you cook, you will have your favourite kitchen tools.  Like a good chisel to a joiner or a trusty trowel to a bricklayer, without them, our work would be tough; our craft difficult to form.

My all time favourite cooking tool is my trusty red spatula, without it, cooking would just not be the same.  Of course, you need a decent set of pans and a sharp knife (maybe a little heat), but after that, this red spatula is king.

It is an unglamorous and underrated member of the utensil stand, but it is essential in so many ways.  My red spatula is a silicon-like thing, bendy and yet resistant. Good for stirring, spreading and an amazing scraper (scrapping being one of the most important part of the cooking process), getting all those little bits from the sides and corners of your dishes and leaving them almost clean for the washing up.

It is also seemingly indestructible, an essential quality in any tool.  I’ve left it near an open flame and stood on to no ill-effect.  That is my kind of durability.  I can see this love affair continuing for many years…..

What is your favourite cooking tool (you can’t say knife or pans)?

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