By the way - did you all know that cooking is dangerous?
Last night I was cooking up some yummy stir fried chicken.
I wanted to give it a little kick, so I figured I'd add some fresh ginger to the mix.
Now, for those of you who don't know - ginger root looks like this.
it's tough, and fibrous, and not the easiest thing to work with.
Luckily I have this amazing kitchen tool called a microplaner. It's like a grater only the 'bladed' portions are smaller and sharper. Like, amazingly sharp.
So, I lean the microplaner against a plate, put the ginger against the blade and push really hard (cause remember that the ginger is really tough). I manage to do this well about twice before the ginger slipped off the blade and I managed to slam my knuckles against the blades on the microplaner --- Yeah I grated my hand....
So - who wants chicken??