My favorite kitchen tools at the moment are the microplane grater and citrus juicer. They don’t take up a lot of space or require electricity – two essentials if you have a small kitchen or end up moving abroad.
I especially love the citrus juicer as I love, love lemons. Freshly squeezed lemon juice is a staple in my fridge – it makes my smoothies more refreshing, it’s great with tea and today I used it to make a natural remedy for my upper respiratory irritation which is putting a damper on my day.
I used the microplane and citrus juicer to make a concoction consisting of oranges, lemons, ginger root and garlic. All fresh of course. It’s a plus that I like all four ingredients individually. The combination produced a spicy and garlicky taste with a delicious touch of zestiness from the citruses. Cheers to good health (and you may want to brush your teeth to mask the garlic aftertaste!).
Bonus Tip: Freeze peeled garlic cloves and then use the microplane to grate it for some fresh ‘minced’ garlic. I have used the same trick to freeze and grate ginger, so experimented with garlic – it worked well!