Using the ricer will come down to your preference. If a chunky, hearty mash is what you are looking for, simply grab the potato masher and go to town. If you're a creamy, rich mash kind of person, a ricer is the best way to achieve that texture.
Keep an eye out for this tool while out and about, your creamy, dreamy potatoes are waiting!
Fresh Parsley can pretty much be used for any recipe to add a little freshness, colour, or a beautiful green garnish. It's great to have on hand at all times. Here's a couple tips for working with fresh parsley in your kitchens!
An Asian Skimmer (Spider Skimmer) is an essential kitchen tool originating in Asian & Dutch kitchens. It's name was given to it because of the appearance of the wire basket. It resembles a spider web in some cases. Its found its way here and thank goodness because it is such a helpful tool.
It's the perfect tool for removing pasta from boiling water without lifting and pouring the pot. This is also great for reserving pasta water to use in your dish instead of pouring it down the drain into a strainer. It's essentially for skimming foods out of pots with hot liquids. For example, when frying foods that are submerged in oil, the skimmer comes in handy for removing everything quickly.
Seriously get out and grab one. It is my new favourite tool! They range in price depending on the quality of materials. Look for a handle that is capable of being submerged in hot liquid without melting / warping. Also, look for thin slots in the basket, larger slots will allow foods to slip between essentially ruining the ease of use of the tool.
Jonathan - Happy Veg
Dedicated Foodie. Proud Vegetarian. Recipe Creator. Friend to all Animals.