There’s something about the botanicals in Hendrick’s gin, which include rose petals and cucumber, that is just perfect for summer. It was supposed to be the absolute greatest mandolin in the world! Stylistically speaking. Add gin, along with ice, and shake. Life-changing. That sounds like way too much work. 50ml gin This is where we are in life. We’re Swedish! ~ karen! Karen, I’m a Pampered Chef consultant and what you need is the Spiral & Slice – get the same job done without having to first use your apple corer and it’s a lot more fun, and I think faster too – here’s a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cEOlAsS0o8. Slice four 1/4-inch-thick slices from 1 cucumber. Ah well… your curly cukes look nice. Written by Karen. Totally off topic…I just received in the mail today three of the wooden cracker jar lids that I ordered from Brenda at Cattails Woodwork! That’s not creepy at all. I’ve pickled them like that and they’re good, but aren’t quite as firm obviously so they slump a little, lol. The kind of slice they’d serve in that 18th century prison. Thanks for the tip on curling since I think they taste better – how strange. I also like to eat Hickory Sticks one at a time. Then they’re rolled up and secured with a toothpick. I’m looking for that “like” button, too. Really classed up the cracker jars! Interesting comments today. lol. ~ karen. G&Ts are known as highball cocktails and are traditionally enjoyed in a straight-sided glass, short or tall – whatever your preference. I may have to bring the sugar and flour out of the pantry and put them front and center in my kitchen! But if that isn’t giving you the desired effect put the peeler away and move over to the knife drawer. Add the tonic water to your glass. But when the cucumbers get to be picking size they’re all going to come in at once and I won’t know what to do with all of them. When in company, you know you cannot double dip. I was so waiting for someone to comment on the boobs, because let’s face it, the camera was on them pretty much the whole time, other than when we saw your beautiful face at the beginning Karen. Now I know what the little spiral spear thingy sticking out the side is for. This is the one I have and I don’t like it. Like a whole bowlful. ~ karen. 7. Presumably, at one time, there was a sheet of instructions- long, long gone. Just because one is living alone doesn’t mean one has to slop their food onto a plate like they’re living in an 18th century jailhouse. The Collins Boys, In Breezy Simplicity. Takes several hours though. My pickling cucumbers are starting to produce which means my english cucumbers will soon follow. But many years ago at the Ex, we bought some kind of knife which came with a bonus tool designed to make those spirals. Garnish with the mint sprig. Instructions. Starting at the cut end, using your vegetable peeler, peel in circles while rotating the cucumber all the way around continuing until your spiral breaks or you get to the end of the cucumber. I’m going to make a zucchini lasagna this summer and see how it goes. Strictly to be enjoyed in jovial company, preferably with heaps of sunshine. I serve and prepare my food all pretty-like. Ice. And done without wrecking your nails. If that was really your lunch, I am amazed. When they’re cubed (especially small) it’s like running into little surprise rocks in my salad which I find both jarring and unpleasant. Where did you find your pizza peel? 3. Now it’s my life MISSION to get you to do this. ~ karen! And I can admit that as a woman I compare mine to other women’s to see how I measure up. I loved the pickles I made with fresh dill and garlic. As they say, you eat with your eyes first so if all you’re doing is slapping together some lettuce, radishes and cucumbers you may as well fool everyone into thinking it’s more than what it actually is. It’s almost $100 and just doesn’t work well. 1. Wonderful work getting the paper thin cucumber mound for your salad plate. :) My wood pizza peel is actually an antique. Release the soda water bottle from the machine and add the indicated amount of tonic water to the soda water. Then you have little demarcations on the outside of the cucumber skin. Thanks Karen! Stir gently. I did indeed grow delicious dill down in the dirt. What a great idea! © Yuppiechef Online (Pty) Ltd | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions, The beloved gin and tonic came about as a medicinal tonic in the 1700s. The house on the farm we bought in Michigan 42 years ago also came with full kitchen drawers, so I have quite a collection of kitchen equipment and tools. Buy that little bugger…it is so YOU! Well thanks. and where will I put it? That’s hard to do with a flimsy slice or stick of cucumber. Tonic water (we used the Sodastream and tonic syrup) I saw the topic was cucumbers and I thought you were going to work porn in again the way you did with yesterday’s post. NYT Cooking is a subscription service of The New York Times. But they don’t sell anything like it anymore what with the zero safety features. Just as well we are all so well-adjusted and halfway across the other side of the world. I enjoyed the face time today and a peek more of your kitchen ha ha ha or was that on purpose??? Even if it’s just for yourself. That’s what I learned from my mom. Come summertime even one cucumber plant produces enough to feed an entire neighbourhood. Maybe she’ll eat her veggies. Hope you grew some dill in your garden. Mostly, I’m just amazed at how you seeded that cucumber! Clever! Get recipes, tips and NYT special offers delivered straight to your inbox. Starting at the cut end, using your vegetable peeler, peel in circles while rotating the cucumber all the way around continuing until your spiral breaks or you get to the end of the cucumber. Fill your glass with ice cubes. The best! Well Jameison..now I have to go back up there and play the video again just to look at Karen’s boobs..You are a hoot honey..lol, great tip. Love your videos–they’re so entertaining. Look! My mothers antique mandolin that has zero safety features on the other hand works great. Great to start the day out with a smile. Strain over fresh ice into a Collins glass, then top with soda. Hey Barbie. The skin gives the cucumber some strength to power through even the thickest dip. I tried that overnight and the next day, when I removed the toothpick, the curls straightened. Copyright © 2020 The Art of Doing Stuff. Gotta love that cheese slicer, also known as a cheese plane! Add tonic water or make your own tonic water using the Sodastream. So that first dip had better be epic. ~ karen! Squeeze in 2 lemon wedges (about 5-10ml of lemon juice) into the glass. Head this way for more sensational sipping. Nice! You ARE such a tease. Most G&Ts nowadays are served with lemon and, with a. Yuppiechef accepts the following payment options. You can! Shauna is right, Karen. I’m just wondering if we should begin to worry about you. Finally add the cucumber sticks and pieces to your drink. Set aside. Thanks, Karen. Add 50ml of gin to your glass. I bought a paderno spirilizer thinking it would be SO MARV! The thinner, narrow slices should hold a curl better. I guess one could marinate “pile -o- cukes”. Not to be a total “guy” and all, but can we please address how great your boobs look in this video?? Pure quinine, drunk to fend off the malaria-ridden mozquitos in tropical climates, tasted bitter, hence the lime, gin and sugar water accompaniments. Were you calling the cats to dinner there at the end or yourself? I find that food can seem (and almost taste) quite different when cut or sliced in different ways. Your email address will not be published. Stir with the cucumber. Besides the human body is a thing of beauty in itself. At least this is where I am. I’m not really creative but I like to try different things. With a wide knife you’ll make it through the vegetable in one pass while using a small knife with a narrow blade will make it feel like you need to saw through the cucumber. http://makezine.com/craft/spiral-slicing-your-food/.