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Wednesday, 2 June 2021

A New Toy


I must be feeling financial at the moment as I have splashed out on an unnecessary kitchen appliance – a George Foreman Spiralizer.  It is the electronic way of turning courgettes, carrots etc. into ribbons of noodles.

I used it last night and forgot to photograph the container full of long narrow strips of carrot, courgette, and kumara (sweet potato) – it was quite colourful.

I snipped the long lengths into shorter ones to make them more manageable and then added them to our stir-fry.  I mean, I could have used a knife to cut them into matchsticks or something, but this was much more fun!

Our weather is definitely on the cooler side now, and we are lighting the fire most nights.  Thankfully we have missed the heavy rain that has flooded Canterbury (one friend there has had to evacuate, but hoping to get home again today).

It is only three more weeks until we reach the shortest day – which I always feel should mean things will begin warming up, but they normally get colder after that.  It seems to signal more the start of winter than the middle of it.

I had a happy time on Monday night visiting my youngest grand-daughter.  I don’t get to see her very often, but this was her eighth birthday and I was thrilled to be able to spend some time with her.

Have a great week everyone 😊



  1. Yes, agree,,, much more fun. -smile- Plus, cutting into small strips, is very time consuming. And.... You could always cut your finger!!! Sooooooooo.... Seeeee? This was a valuable purchase!!!!! -gigggggles-

    Lovely to spend time with a young grand daughter. -smile- I had lovely time, with an older grand daughter this weekend. Both are really lovely.

    Gentle hugs

  2. That is a serious piece of equipment. I have a manual one where I turn a handle. Must use it again and have a stir fry.

  3. I've got a ninja I've had for about 5 years and we still use it, things like that will never go out of fashion.

  4. I've read so much about those spiralizers. You'll have to post a few pics of meals you've made with them and tell us your rating!
    Bet it's fun just now

  5. My brother in Ashburton told me about that rain. Freak weather coincidences. The north branch of the Ashburton River burst its banks and areas were on standby for evacuation. xxx F

  6. Hello,
    Looks like a great kitchen helper, I have my hubby doing the slicing.
    I am glad you had a nice visit with your great grand! Take care, enjoy your day!

  7. Oh those spirialisers are such fun - your bowl of veggies must have looked wonderful.
    There is an old saying that as the days get longer the cold gets stronger...
    Stay safe

  8. Oh, George Foreman is a guarantee! Even Wladimir Klitschko admitted smilingly he uses his BBQ!
    Yesterday I toyed with the new NINJA - we do have great helpers these days, huh!
    Yay for family visit - still waiting over here...

    (haha @ Amy!)

  9. Nice buy! I have one looking like it . Very useful.

  10. I suspect that this is one of those gadgets that will soon find its way to the back of the shelf and remain there for all time!

  11. The spiralizer looks great. It sure makes the vegetables more interesting!

  12. Watch out Mittens or your food will be coming out as spiral sliced carpaccio! xxx Mr T (Never let them think they can mess with your food)

  13. Yes, always fun to get a new kitchen appliance. I just a got an Air Fryer not long ago! :)

  14. My daughter just bought a spiral I er too. She loves it. I’m going to check it out.

  15. I have seen veggies in spirals...makes them so pretty! Glad yo hear you got in a visit with a grand!!

  16. How lovely that you were able to spend some time with your youngest grand.
    I've seen those spiralizers on cooking shows. They sure do turn ordinary veggies into interesting forms!!

  17. That is a fancy new kitchen tool. I've never heard of it. My kitchen sure could use an update. I'm still using an old hand grater. :) Your header pictures are always so beautiful. Glad you could spend time with your granddaughter. They grow up so fast. I sure miss my grandchildren...they are all grown up with college in West Virginia and the others with jobs. Enjoy every minute.

  18. Spiralizers are great!

    So pleased you were able to spend time with your grand-daughter.

    All the best Jan


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