I had read that this tool makes fantastic raw veggie noodles and had been scoping it out for a while. I was tired of using a veggie peeler, or slicing my fingers on my cheap mandolin.
I am soooo glad the instructions came illustrated because they were full of useful tips like:
- "Also, cut it in tiney (sic) pieces with kitchin (sic) knife and use for Hamburg steak, frizzled rice, etc."
- "Sliced onion can be obtained with ease. Very much popular as stamina food."
- "Just a little bit different Tastes of a regular cook."
Okay, I'm rude, but I had a nice laugh at Benriner's expense, but then did feel truly joyful (as the instructions stated I would) when I figured the thing out. It is super cool!
After playing around with lots of veggies (should have taken pics!), I made green pepper and carrot "noodles" and topped them with Cauliflower Curry from Delightfully Raw. Heavenly.
One of our Full Circle Farm boxes this week was packed with kale. I did the ordering for this box when I was in Mexico, under extreme leafy green deprivation. I wonder if FCF thinks I learned how to make meth with kale.
Only one thing to do with bucco kale: KALE CHIPS!!
I decided to do something productive with that mysterious freezer chocolate ganache, so I don't continue to spoon it mindlessly into my mouth while reading blogs.
I set it on the wood stove to soften it up, then spooned a little layer into a candy mold. I froze it for a bit, then spooned in a layer of Caramel Sauce #2 from Sweetly Raw's Just Desserts recipe book. (BTW: that caramel sauce is outstanding. Tastes better than the real deal.) I froze it again, and topped the candies with another layer of ganache.
Wow. This is better. I can eat one or two of these and feel totally satisfied.
Question: What's your favorite kitchen tool?