Monday, April 16, 2018

All About the Gadgets

I thought I would share with you a few items that have become almost indispensable in our kitchen.

Because we eat a lot of fruit and salads and are cooking more with fresh veggies, we have had to create some new habits.

And, who doesn't love a new gadget to help you achieve your goals.

Several years ago I bought a Mandoline Slicer but seldom used it.

Now, with all the prior slicing and veggie prep that we are doing, this little forgotten jewel has become a treasure.  I made the most perfect Julienne Squash and Zucchini the other night in only minutes.  And, the clean up is minimal.

This particular model is a little different from mine, but it can be found on Amazon HERE for about $16.00

I found these veggie keeper bags at Kroger and they are the best things I have found for keeping all the sliced and chopped veggies fresh.  They are reusable and the veggies will last for at least two weeks.

I first found them in the clearance baskets for less than $4 but you can order them from Amazon HERE.

We have found that we are eating more salads since having all the makings ready before hand.

This Apple Corer Slicer Wedger 

has become something we use multiple times every day.

It is a 5 in 1 Vegetable and Fruit Cutter with 5 Stainless Steel Blades that include a Mango Slicer, Tomato Slicer, Potato French Fry Slicer, Apple Corer.  We even use the tomato corer to cut onions.  Works perfect.  You could even use the potato slicer to cut up a boiled egg.  The blades are very sharp and doesn't take a minute to rinse off.

All you have to do is change the blade which a snap and you are ready to go.  You can find it on Amazon  at Kruger Home.

Another new favorite of mine is the Prepara Herb Keeper

 We got ours at SAM's and can be purchased on line at the above link if you don't have a store near by.

Here, I have mint, rosemary, thyme and parsley ready to be used at a minutes notice.  I love the way they look on my counter and the fragrance the fresh herbs provide.  There is a water reservoir in the bottom to keep the herbs fresh for days.

 To close, let me show you my beautiful amaryllis and clematis blooms.

It is impossible to capture the true rich color of this beautiful flower.

I hope your week is full of beautiful and good things.

"The Lord bless thee, and keep thee,
The Lord make His face shine upon thee,
and be gracious unto thee.
Numbers 6:24-25 KJV

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  1. Well, I'm the kitchen gadget queen so loved hearing about these. We are not fruit eaters but likely should be. We planted two clematis' this year and they are this same color and they are thriving in spite of the crazy weather. Have a great week Libby!

  2. Thanks for reminding me. I have been slicing onions and peppers the last few weeks and totally forgot about my mandoline slicer from Pampered Chef! Those bags sound amazing, I just added them to my Amazon cart. I have a great apple corer but that set is wonderful. Thanks for the great ideas and your flowers are gorgeous.

  3. I absolutely love kitchen gadgets and have a couple of similar items, but the herb freshener is something I am going to look into. The veggie slicer makes things a lot easier. I remember those little green bags and had forgotten about those. When I buy too much produce, it always happens that we end up going out and the salad items go to waste, which grieves me.
    Your flowers!! Gorgeous!!

  4. Great tips Elizabeth, your flowers looks amazing!
    Thanks for the visit and nice comment, I`m following your blog, hope you`ll follow back!
    Have a great day! xoxo
    Vesna - Home Chic Club

  5. Elizabeth, I sure love kitchen gadgets, but I definitely need the herb freshener. The clematis is beautiful, I have buds but no blooms. This morning we have frost, our weather has been a bit wild! Have a wonderful week!


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