All I really ask is that my knives be super
sharp. Can't abide a dull knife! But i only need two of 'em: a flexible little paring knife for peeling, and a larger serrated knife for cutting corn off the cob and slicing bread.
And my little spatulas! There are these plain little metal spatulas with wooden handles that my mom and I both have been using for a million years, and they come in so handy! Love those things.
Beyond that, we enter fantasyland: I'd love to have a nice big double boiler for making chili con queso without burning the bottom! And I've always thought a crockpot would be a great way to make spaghetti sauce and chili, since they both need to simmer for a couple of hours.
And I agree -- a zester would be lovely, too! I used to make tricolor rotini with olive oil, fresh basil, minced garlic, cracked pepper (in all four colors -- black, white, pink, and green!), and shredded Grana Padano (back when I could afford it), and I'd sprinkle it with lemon juice at the table... but oh, lemon zest
would be ever so much nicer! Nikki
, I've always wanted a smoothie maker -- but the doctor made me give up smoothies! He said they're just too high in calories. I still sneak over to Jamba Juice once a month or so when it's hot, though... and I'm very, very good: all I get is orange juice, strawberries, raspberries, peaches, a veggie protein boost, and a Heart Healthy boost. I