Essential kitchen accessories for the summertime
Kids finished school for the summer? Long, lazy days ahead where precious family time matters? Time saved preparing and cooking the dinner is even more essential.
Investing in a few new gadgets is a great way to inspire the whole family and get the children involved in the kitchen. Here's our list of top kitchen gadgets you can't go without this summer.
Homemade Ice-lolly (Moulds)
Making homemade ice-lollies has always been a favourite past time for most people when growing up. It's so simple to do and involves very few ingredients; a tub of natural yoghurt and some delicious fresh fruit and you're well on your way. They're also really nutritious and fun to make – win, win! And, Jamie Oliver has some simple instructions for you, here.
Blender and/or juicer
If you're conscious about eating well and love fresh fruit juices and smoothies, then it's a great idea to invest in your own appliance. There's so many compact and easy-to-use models available these days, that storage and accessibility aren't really an issue anymore. Once again, it's also a really fun way to get the kids involved as they can get creative with their own recipes and concoctions!
During the summer, after a long hot day the last thing you want to eat is something heavy, such as pasta or potatoes. The hot weather makes me crave something fresh, light and tasty! A vegetable spiralizer is a great accessory for making salads and recreating pasta dishes using vegetable spaghetti – perfect if you're hankering after your favourite pasta dish but don't want anything too filling!