kitchen toys part 1

People joke about men and their toys, whether motorcycle, power tool, or sports car. Kids have their playthings, too. My toys are found in the kitchen. I love my Kitchen Aid stand mixer as well as its grain-grinder attachment. My blenders (both traditional and immersion) and food processor are great fun to use. Don’t even get me started on the cotton candy maker–it’s just plain magical. (And worth its own post another day.) It’s also fun to use my cream whipper (who needs Redi-Whip?) and soda maker.

The soda maker is my most recent purchase. It’s shiny red (love it!) and purchased from an online restaurant supply store. I also bought a case of CO2 chargers at a huge discount (my kind of shopping), so now have a lifetime supply of soda water. Just as I love baking my own bread, there’s great satisfaction in starting with basic ingredients (just water in this case) and transforming it into something amazing (yes, bubbly water is amazing).

Having soda water at the ready at any time is lovely. Carbonated water mixes with just about anything–fruit juice, lemonade, purchased or homemade drink syrups (have made amazing ginger ale this way), and even chocolate syrup and milk (think egg cream). It’s also an essential in any home bar and means you don’t have to run to the store to enjoy a bourbon-and-soda.

My Whip-It! Soda Siphon wasn’t overly expensive (costs less than a sports car, for sure) and just thinking about using it makes me smile. Sounds like a toy to me.

shiny red Whip-It! Soda Siphon

homeade ginger ale = carbonated water + Fee Brothers Warm Ginger Cordial Syrup

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