Fun Fact October 19, 2021.

Tool time Tuesday. As cooler weather moves in, lots of us move inside, to the kitchen to cook and bake.  There are a number of kitchen gadgets that perhaps you’ve never heard of, like the Dipr.  It’s a handle with a hook so you can dunk your cookies in milk without getting your fingers wet.  Or how about the Bear Claw meat shredders.  They look just like giant bear claws with handles.  Use one in each had to make quick work of shredding beef, pork or chicken for the perfect bbq or enchiladas.  Soggy cereal is a thing of the past with the Obal Never Soggy Cereal Bowl.  It’s a bowl divided in half.  Put your cereal in one side and the milk in the other, then spoon your cereal into the milk a bite at a time.  One last one, the Amco Rub-A-Way stainless steel bar.  After you’ve chopped onion or garlic, grab your Rub-A-Way stainless steel bar and rid your fingers on that unpleasant smell.  The molecules in the stainless steel bind with the sulfur molecules transferring them from your hands.  All these products, and many others, are available on Amazon.  Listen to the podcast here;   https://theriver953.com/lonnies-fun-fact/

Fun Fact June 8, 2021.

Tool time Tuesday and today we’re in the kitchen.  My coworker, Genesis, and I were talking about a must have in the kitchen and she thought a whisk is something she could not do without.  According the NY Times dot com the origins of the whisk can be traced back to a handful of twigs. In the 1600s, European cooks improvised with wood brushes.  One early recipe calls for a beating with a “big birch rod.”  By the 19th century, the gadget-loving Victorians popularized the wire whisk.  It was Julia Childs who taught Americans how to use a whisk and the various types, sizes and uses of whisks.  Childs was a bit of a collector of kitchen gadgets, including whisks.  She had more than a hundred in her collection.  Remember, it’s all in the wrist when one is using a whisk.