The deer came by the other evening and nibbled on my roses - took all the lovely
buds forming on the Peace rose (which made me so mad) in front of the porch,
and many of the red Knockout rosebush buds by the front steps. They come right
up to the house apparently! These are also Knockouts but off a large bush now
blooming near the birdhouse which they must not have discovered yet. . . . . . or
perhaps don't like the flavor of pink!
Speaking of flavor and munching. . . . . . . . .
Many years ago I said "no more kitchen gadgets, I have no space to keep them."
A few weeks ago, while in our nearby 'Sur La Table' shop, I broke down
and allowed the manager to talk me into this one, she said she loved hers.
I was actually looking at the spiralizer attachment for my KitchenAid mixer,
but refused to pay over $100 for that, especially as I would not use it daily.
Want to make more veggies like my zucchini above - think healthy alternative
to real pasta as we're really trying to cut carbs!
Recently I purchased a small container of pre-made 'zoodles' at the grocery
store. They were not good, watery, doubtless had some
type of preservative added, and grossly overpriced.
This OXO Good Grips version (they do make great items), with
three different blades, was so much cheaper (under $40) and so easy to
use and clean - I'm enjoying it. Now if I can just find a place to store it!!!
Here's OXO's great video showing how much fun this gadget can be.