This lemon juicer is one of my favorite Christmas gifts from last year. It works perfectly. You just have to cut the lemon in half, pop it cut side down into the juicer and squeeze the handles together.
I buy lemons every week. They add great flavor to water. I used to add wedges and then they would pile up in my glass. This was mostly because I was too lazy to throw them away when I refilled my glass if they were at the bottom of the glass and there was still ice in the glass.
No need to worry about that now, I can squeeze in as much or as little as I like. I use about 1 lemon a day. Plus, when using the juicer you don't have to worry about the seeds getting into your glass, water pitcher or recipe.
The sun was out the day that I took these photos and I don't think that we've seen it since. I love using these large glass canisters for my sugar and flour. It's easy to see when we're running low. Typically I buy 10 pounds of flour and sugar when I add them to the list for the market. Although if you were around during the Christmas cookie marathon you know that I quickly blew through more than 25 pounds of flour - for this type of baking I head to Costco and add as much to the canisters as I can for ease of use.
Did you know that a lot of vintage coffee cups were actually a 1 cup measure? I keep some in my canisters. They are exactly 1 cup - of course if I need something other than one cup I use my dry measuring cups for accuracy. The added bonus? They look pretty.
What's your favorite kitchen gadget?