While cooking dinner this evening and thinking about writing today’s Foodie gift blog, it occurred to me this past April I found a wonderful new kitchen tool and I should write about it. My husband and I and his sister and husband took a trip to Quebec in April. We thought it would be lovely and spring-like; Instead, it was cold, windy and rainy. However, we were undaunted and covered the Lower Town and the Upper Town. One afternoon while strolling though the Lower Town in Old Quebec City, Stacey and I wandered into a lovely shop filled with kitchen ware and flatware and cookware. We are both Foodies and love to cook, so we spent considerable time picking up item after item, many of which we had never seen at home.
We came across a pair of strange-looking scissors. Fascinated, we asked the clerk about them and were told that these shears were meant to julienne herb leaves or thinly slice mushrooms, lettuce, and even ham. Immediately I knew I had to have these scissors to slice my basil leaves over my juicy Jersey tomatoes. Not only would the little shreds be distributed more evenly over a caprese salad, the slices would release some of the basil oil.
Made of stainless steel and with 5 blades, this is one of the most useful tools in my kitchen. Available for purchase online from several stores as well as Amazon, you can purchase these MASTRAD shears for under $10.00