Wednesday, June 8

Microplane Zester Grater

I've wanted one of these forever...
and finally on Mother's Day, my WISH came true.  And now I'm left to wonder...

How did this Lemon Lover ever live without one?

Microplane Zester Grater
Effortless citrus zesting to add amazing flavor to

The soft-touch handle and non-scratch end tabs also grates even the hardest Parmesan Reggiano as well as other hard cheeses into fine lacy wisps. Ideal for topping your favorite spaghetti and meatballs or a Caesar salad. It quickly grates ginger or garlic cloves or chocolate.

And because it's always fun to know the story behind the product...

It all began in 1994, when Lorraine Lee, a homemaker in Ottawa, Canada, was making an Armenian orange cake. Out of frustration with her old grater, she picked up a new tool her husband, Leonard, had brought home from their hardware store, Lee Valley Tools. She slid the orange across its blades and was amazed. Lacy shards of zest fell from its surface like snowflakes. The Lees marveled at the tool, ate the cake, then promptly changed the product description in their catalogue. The Microplane® grater had earned permanent space in the kitchen.

Don't wait as long as long as I did to finally get this handy tool. I'm having so much fun with it I'm seriously looking for more recipes I can use it for!

Up next at Our Sweet Lemons... Santa Fe Chicken Salad
                                            ... a quick and easy Summer-time dinner!


  1. oh a microplane has been on my wish list for sooo long..

  2. I hope you don't wait as long as I did. When you do get one, I hope you have as much fun with it as I do!


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