Monday, May 3, 2010

My Favorite Kitchen Utensil

This special utensil is unique in it's own way. In fact, not too many people know about this utensil, let alone have one in their kitchen utensil drawer. What is this special tool - it's a strawberry masher - and an antique one as well. In fact, this utensil came from an antique store (thanks to my dad) and had a price tag of $20 after a little negotiating. Definitely not a bargain, but worth every.single.penny. Seriously, once you've used on of these, it will be your favorite summer kitchen utensil as well.

Prior to living in California, I always love strawberries. However, nothing screams freshness like being close to the source and having strawberry fields right in your own local town. Thus, the reason why strawberries have become a staple ingredient in our diet these days. They are ripe, juicy and oh-so-delicious.

Now ... onto my favorite utensil. Here's what the strawberry masher looks like.

Here's how you simply make strawberry shortcake. Yum-O! Start with fresh, plump strawberries.


Mashed strawberries. Perfect every time. Natural strawberries with no added sugar.

Add a shortcake and a dollop of whipped cream. Serve chilled and enjoy.

And, best of all. This utensil can be used for peaches, berries, strawberries, etc. It's the perfect compliment to a hot summer day.

1 comment:

  1. I just attended a Pampered Chef party and they have something like this, though they describe it as a frozen hamburger masher gadget thing, along with a fruit masher. Multi-purpose. I like the look of yours way better.