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Kitchen Utensil Guru

I'm making black and white cookies.
(I'm feeling very photo oriented today so I'm sure there will be pictures later.. unless I fuck them up)
In the recipe you are instructed to ice half the cookie using an "offset spatula"
Hmmm
Well.
There are many kinds of spatulas... I thought I'd heard of them all.
Apparently not.
I was picturing some sort of very very weird icing spatula
Don't know what an icing spatula looks like?



So... I asked my mom what the hell an offset spatula was.
She, instead of answering me, smirked and started out to the kitchen.
"oh my god... you actually have one."

and she just continued going through drawers until she found it.









She also has a lemon zester , a nutmeg grater, a garnish toolkit, and a ginger grater.
::Nods::

Comments

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frobisher
Jun. 18th, 2002 03:46 pm (UTC)
How 'bout a strawberry huller?
starchy
Jun. 18th, 2002 03:48 pm (UTC)
And a frog exaggerator?
frobisher
Jun. 18th, 2002 03:52 pm (UTC)
Ooh! Gotta get me one'a them!
punkalicia
Jun. 18th, 2002 03:55 pm (UTC)
does it make me a huge dork that i knew that about the spatulas?

my defense: my mother used to make cakes, completely excessive but pretty darn cool cakes. the offset spatula rocks.

oh yeah, keep a glass of water handy while icing, the water helps smooth the icing for a very smooth look...
jonfmorse
Jun. 18th, 2002 03:58 pm (UTC)
As opposed to smoothing the icing for a very rough look.

::flee::
punkalicia
Jun. 18th, 2002 04:06 pm (UTC)
Re:
right, uhm. i wish i had some really smart-ass sarcastic thing to say back. except goddamn i walked right into that and even more: i deserved it.

*screams at self*

proofread, you silly cunt, PROOFREAD!
jonfmorse
Jun. 18th, 2002 04:11 pm (UTC)
There, there. It's not like being a silly cunt is always a bad thing.
punkalicia
Jun. 18th, 2002 04:19 pm (UTC)
Re:
i suppose it beats the hell out of being a miserable cunt. or a slimey cunt.
jonfmorse
Jun. 18th, 2002 04:30 pm (UTC)
Re:
Hey, leave my first wife out of this.
frobisher
Jun. 18th, 2002 09:18 pm (UTC)
The correct response would have been:

"You couldn't smooth icing on your smoothest day with an automatic smoothing machine!"

Or, of course, the all purpose response (all together now) PENIS.
maddening
Jun. 18th, 2002 07:47 pm (UTC)
See.. I knew the icing spatulas and I suppose I've *seen* an offset spatula... but it never occured to me that there would be one of them in the house.

My mom used to do the cake thing too. I just organized her cake molds (she actually made a Holly Hobbie cake for my sister when she was little) and the huge Wilton toolbox with all the tips and bags.

Hehe .. I have the *weirdest* memories of my mom sitting in the kitchen practicing roses on the flower nail.
mjfgates
Jun. 18th, 2002 08:27 pm (UTC)
People with children named holly just should not make food named holly. It's.... nope, they just shouldn't do that.
maddening
Jun. 18th, 2002 08:31 pm (UTC)
Why do you think my name is Holly?
My sister was obsessed with Holly Hobbie and really.. she's the reason they chose this name.
She wanted Hobbie to be my middle name and was *really* put out when she didn't get her way.
frobisher
Jun. 18th, 2002 09:20 pm (UTC)
I do have a picture of you with the Holly Fern, you know...
maddening
Jun. 18th, 2002 09:21 pm (UTC)
I forgot about that, actually.
frobisher
Jun. 18th, 2002 10:13 pm (UTC)
Actually, I had too, until I reviewed the pictures. I also have visual evidence that they are precluding children and meditation from being grown.
mr_steveo
Jun. 18th, 2002 03:57 pm (UTC)
Garlic Press!
No kitchen is complete without one
maddening
Jun. 18th, 2002 07:49 pm (UTC)
got two of those... but they suck.
Be a man and just chop it.
kaeren
Jun. 18th, 2002 04:01 pm (UTC)
i wanna get me a reamer.
maddening
Jun. 18th, 2002 08:32 pm (UTC)
Those things rock.
I used one today in fact.
Fresh lemon juice in the home made tabuleh.
mmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
kaeren
Jun. 20th, 2002 05:09 pm (UTC)
Re:
a woman after me own heart.

@!
wrekehavoc
Jun. 18th, 2002 04:05 pm (UTC)
how 'bout a Ronco Bass-O-Matic?
maddening
Jun. 18th, 2002 07:50 pm (UTC)
Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaass OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATIC!

I miss the days when SNL was *good*...
Ooh.. on a related note Karl and I actually saw a breakfast cereal that was little chocolate donuts. ::Nods::
wrekehavoc
Jun. 19th, 2002 12:03 pm (UTC)
they're an important part of MY training table ;-)
bightchee
Jun. 18th, 2002 04:26 pm (UTC)
I just poked myself in the eye.
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