#15 – Our Favorite Kitchen Tools

“Tools and gadgets sometimes take advantage of our lack of confidence” -Andrea

Alison and Andrea discuss what tools they utilize in their kitchens and try to narrow down which ones they couldn’t live without!

“The merit lies not in the possession of the object but in putting it to use” – Honey from Weed

This is what is covered:

7:05 Kitchen tools

8:25 Alison shares the kitchen tools she uses

23:35 Andrea shares the kitchen tools she uses

42:00 Water filtration talk

48.00 Andrea and Alison quiz each other on the whys and wherefores of their kitchen equipment usage

1:11:00 Top five essential tools

Resources Mentioned

DIY proofing box: https://ancestralkitchen.com/2020/05/24/how-to-build-a-diy-proofing-box-for-your-sourdough-starter-and-dough/

BWT is at https://bwt.com

Wise Traditions Nutritious Movement episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/hu/podcast/movement-as-nutrition/id1072618042?i=1000521996504

Honey from a Weed: https://www.abebooks.com/book-search/title/honey-from-a-weed/author/patience/

The Nourishing Traditions Cookbook has a section on equipment: pages 66-68

Andrea’s Probe thermometer https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08Z49HVZD/ref=cm_sw_r_as_gl_apa_glt_fabc_4PYE7Y28Z6KGKQSY43BD?linkCode=ml1&tag=dotallifeasaw-20

Alison’s List of Tools

  • Hand-crank grain mill
  • Slow cooker (used for stock, lard, tallow, bread, stew, cooking heart/tongue and to ferment beer!!!)
  • Cast iron pan
  • Mortar & pestle x 2
  • Knives
  • Saucepans – milk, 8 inch frying pan, 2 medium saucepans, 1 big saucepan
  • 6 sieves!!
  • 2 of each tongs, fish slice and spoons
  • wooden mallet
  • 4 stainless steel bowls (important that they are light and non breakable)
  • 3 loaf tins
  • pizza stone
  • Food processor with bowl, small bowl, jug and coffee grinder
  • Chopping boards, wooden and plastic
  • Glass jars all sizes (from 150ml to 5 litres)
  • Swing-top bottles
  • Cloth jar covers (most of these are old linens bought when her son was a baby)
  • Proofing box (instructions linked above)
  • Oven gloves
  • Tsp/tbsp measurers
  • Cup measurers
  • 2 set of scales, one accurate to .01g, one for larger amounts
  • Cleaning brushes for the bottles
  • Tupperware containers, most plastic, some glass
  • Cheap dehydrator
  • Salad spinner
  • Grater
  • 2 cake tins
  • 2 funnels (one big, one tiny)

Andrea’s List of Tools

  • Ice cube trays
  • Coolers
  • Busing tubs
  • Large kettle
  • Large metal mixing bowls
  • Cast iron dutch oven
  • Cast iron skillet
  • Vitamix blender
  • Excalibur dehydrator
  • Ice cream churn
  • Pizza churn
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mortar & pestle
  • Coffee grinder & coffee gadgets
  • Shears
  • Jars, Lids, & LIfters
  • Pressure canners
  • Parchment Paper
  • Strainers/Colanders, Large & Small
  • Grolsch swing top bottles
  • Tumbler/Insulated drinking cup
  • Baskets (For bread, eggs, etc)
  • Probe Thermometer
  • Shun Offset bread knife
  • Breaking knife
  • Bone saw
  • Knife sharpener
  • Peeler
  • Cheese slicer
  • Milk bottles w/Lids
  • Funnels (narrow and canning)
  • Water pitcher
  • Berkey water filter
  • Casserole pans
  • Food scale
  • Instant pot, pressure cooker
  • Lids (fermenting, cloth, screens, & for sprouting)
  • Tea kettle

Thank you for listening – we’d love to continue the conversation.

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Andrea is at Farm and Hearth

Alison is at Ancestral Kitchen

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Original Music, Episode Mixing and Post-Production by Robert Michael Kay

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