2011年1月23日日曜日

go go gadget

I really don't like gadgets. They take up so much room in your kitchen and have such limited uses. When I see things like hard boiled egg slicers and onion slicers and strawberry hullers I want to market my own gadget- it peals! It slices! It dices, pares, chops and scores! All this in one streamline, space efficient package! Dishwasher safe. No batteries required! That's right, it's a knife!

But, a couple of weeks a go I picked up a gadget.... me. The anti-gadget woman! In my defence the price was right- my neighbour was giving it away- and it's very slimline... and dishwasher safe... and... oh. ok, I'm a hypocrite. No two ways about it, it's a gadget.

But it is soooo cool. Seriously. I want to go out and buy one for all the cooks in my life.

What is this wonder gadget?

Well this is what you do with it:


It's a matchstick cutting machine. A julienne grater? I'm not sure what it's called but boy am I having fun! I started out small: a cabbage and carrot salad, then I tried some daikon... oooooo that was fun. Then today I went completely overboard and made julienne soup. Absolutely everything went through the julienne grater before it hit the pot: potato, pumpkin, sweet potato, daikon, turnip, carrot, cabbage, even garlic! I knew I had a problem when I (briefly) considered trying to julienne some maitake mushrooms....

Yup, I'm a hypocrite. A julienne-aholic, A gadget user. Shudder....

Now where can I get me a strawberry huller...

3 件のコメント:

Kim さんのコメント...

I need a pic of your gadget! And I WANT my cheapo slicer back that I left in Japan! I'm helpless without that. I DID bring THE knife to the US, though!

Gina さんのコメント...

I'd like to see a pic of the gadget too. And I think it makes cute julienne/matchstick slices.

And I hear you on the gadgets though. I think I have a cheese grater, some knives and a potato peeler that's about it for me. ; ) I have a mixer. But would you believe, every time I make a cake etc, I do it by hand anyway. @_@ Oh dear.

That gadget you have sure looks like a great one though.

thefukases さんのコメント...

It's a fabulous gadget. Really. And I hear you on having them and not even using them Gina, I have a fancy pants blender with all sorts of attachments and I only ever use it for making smoothies.... I don't even remember what some of the attachments are for now!