Kitchen Tools

Upright Roasting Rack for Chicken and Small Poultry

upright rack for poultry

One of the most useful tools I have in the kitchen for roasting chicken and other small birds is this upright roasting rack that actually folds away for easy storage. Once you put the pieces together, you basically just plop the bird down in their by placing its hollow cavity face down onto the rounded middle section. The pointed “feet” ... Read More »

Standing Grater

Kitchen Grater | My Halal Kitchen Tools

This tool is something that belongs in every household kitchen. It can be used to grate cheese, vegetables like carrots or zucchini, onions (to produce onion juice for some recipes) and more. Some of the ridges are fine, other parts of the grater have small holes particularly useful for cheese. Just be careful not to get your fingers too close ... Read More »

Citrus Presses

variety of citrus presses

Most of us don’t think about having citrus fruits in the winter as eating seasonally, but the fact is that somewhere from November to February (late fall thru the winter) juicy lemons, limes, grapefruit and oranges are in season–in warm places throughout the world such as Florida, California and even some parts of Arizona. To extract the juices there are a variety ... Read More »

5 of My New Favorite Things for the Kitchen

Five of My Favorite Useful Things | My Halal Kitchen

I’ve been gifted a few things recently that I love so much and really want to share with all of you. They make great gifts because not only are they cute and clever, they’re useful and beneficial, too. Microfiber Dish Cloths. These no-name dish cloths are not only so incredibly cute in color and pattern, they’re awesome to use. They’re super absorbent, ... Read More »

Vintage Kitchen Finds

vintage jars 400 vertical

I’m just crazy over vintage kitchen things. Though I’m not too fond of gadgets that clutter up the kitchen, I love anything that’s useful and sturdy. I love a good thrift store, garage sale, estate sale or flea market. I love the weight of old things. Ever notice how things made long ago are {still} sturdier than the things we have now?  Of course ... Read More »

Kitchen Knives 101: What Every Home Cook Needs to Know

Kitchen Knives 101: What Every Home Cook Needs to Know | My Halal Kitchen

I recently attended a one-hour course on knife skills to better appreciate the anatomy of my most important kitchen tools: my knives. Knives help us cut, chop, dice and julienne meats, fruits and vegetables all so that we can cook more efficiently and present our food beautifully. How important is a good, sharp knife? Do you need to spend a ... Read More »

Le Dutch Oven: A Great Investment in Your Kitchen

Have you ever thought about the kind of cookware you have in your kitchen? Is it mostly aluminum? Cast iron? Teflon?  Are you a stickler for a particular brand such as Calphalon, Viking, Bialetti, Rachel Ray, Emerilware or Cuisinart? Or, do you just by whatever is cheaper and most readily available at your local Walmart and mix and match with the ... Read More »