Category Archives: Equipment

Spoonerboards!

My son has vacation from activities this last week before school starts.  He spent the first two days of it glued to the TV or playing games on the old cell phone.  Mamma was not happy.

So this morning before he woke up, I hid the TV remotes, the cell phone and locked the computer.  He complained loudly at first, but then re-discovered his Spoonerboard – a toy we’d gotten last summer that sat largely unused (due to lack of snow in winter) and then forgotten.  Boredom begets creativity…

 

Cucumber (Noodle) Salad!

Tested the Paderno vegetable spiral slicer on some cucumbers this evening.
Voila!  Cucumber Salad with a twist – literally.

Peeled the cucumbers, sliced off the bitter ends and ran them through the machine with the help of my trusty assistant Alex.  Salted generously and added snipped chives from the garden.  All done.  

This was really fun.  Some of the “noodles” were nearly 3 feet long!  Next up will be zucchini “zoodles” and sweet potato noodles.  Hmm…guess it’s time for a trip to the store…

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Looks like spaghetti! Check out the length on those cucumber spirals!

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Yup. Roll it up just like pasta. …Yeah…this is how we roll… *giggle*

What a Deal!

Facebook was alit with the news that the Paderno vegetable spiral slicer was 50% off.
Time to pounce!  Those zoodles were a hit!

slicer

Even though I wasn’t keen on more equipment to take up money and space, the price made it worth the bother.  I was surprised at how compact it is – much smaller than I anticipated.

I plan to make a variation on cucumber salad with it tonight, and some zoodles and sweet potato noodles this weekend.  This should be fun!