There is nothing worse than having in your possession a hot little gadget and nothing to use it on! I love my SpiraLife so much that I gave one to my neighbor for her birthday. And it had nothing to do with the fact that she has a marvelous garden that is way ahead of mine and is loaded with zucchini. Nothing whatsoever. Cough. We sat under her maple tree and discussed bees, swarms, gardens, varmints, chickens, all the while I was staring meaningfully at her zucchini plants. Sighing great, sorrowful sighs. LOUD sorrowful sighs. "What's wrong," she asks? (See? It works!) "Oh," sigh "I was just admiring your zucchini. Mine is sooo pitiful..." boohoo. "Would you like some?" SNAP went the trap! AHA. "Why, that would be lovely..." I am so obvious, ain't I?
I immediately went home and made a big, lovely pile of....zucchini noodles! OMG, I love this gadget!
A little E/V olive oil, a minced clove of garlic, little chopped sweet onion, slurp of chicken broth and I have dinner. I love this little spiral doodad because there are no moving parts to break, it is small and easy to clean. It comes with its own little brush. LOVE it.
I got out and picked two quarts of red currants. Hours later, I was musing about how almost everything takes more than one step. Take currants - you have to harvest them by clipping off the supporting stem with berries. Then you have to take the berries off the stems. Then you have to rinse them. Then you have to semi-crush them, add a little water and simmer until they are soft. Then you have to put them in a jelly bag and let the juice drain. Then you have to add sugar and pectin and boil it to make jelly. Holey cow. Good thing I like this lifestyle. If I didn't, it would wear me to a jelly spot just thinking about it.
I also got a really great deal on two gallons of raw, local honey. The only catch was that it hadn't been filtered. That was a great, sticky mess, but so worth it.
Next post is a garden update. I actually took pix. Don't all fall over in a faint.