Being the Continuing Adventures of a Woman and her Trusty Kayak in New York Harbor, the Hudson River, and Beyond.
(with occasional political rants just to keep things lively!)
which one is the new one? I think we have one of those machines? Top shelf of a closet somewhere? dennis g
We love our Cuisinart. Bought it 25 years ago and have had to replace the mixing bowl. The thing is a tank. Use it all the time.
I imagine the new one is a lot quieter too.Sometimes I just leave the chopping to my Cousin Art.
The shiny blue one. If I hadn't gotten into making pesto, I probably never would've bought the first one (or the spring-loaded hand chopper that preceded that one), but pesto involves SO much chopping that a little mechanical assistance makes it MUCH nicer. Especially when you pick a HUGE batch of basil that you want to process within a few days and then all heck breaks loose at work so you start operations at midnight 'cause that's the only time you have to get it done!
oops, that was for Dennis! BTW, yes, I was thrilled with the Cuisinart. I think I went through seven or eight cups of basil leaves in ten minutes & was putting bags of finished pesto in the freezer by 1. Would've still been chopping basil at 1 with the old one. The new one is quieter, a little bit bigger, somehow better shaped for loading and the blades are a whole lot sharper. Didn't realize how much sharper until I was washing up afterwards, but now I know & will be more cautious in the future! :D
PS - Jeeze, Dennis, what were you doing up at 4:19? Early start!
Bonnie: Curious, what are your ingredients for pesto?
I make mine with basil, pine nuts, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes & olive oil. How about you?
oops, and fresh-grated parmagiano or romano cheese of course. I leave the cheese out for freezing because I read somewhere that cheese doesn't freeze well & it's better to add the cheese when you thaw it out to use it.
Somehow that doesn't strike me as a kayak accessory. :-) Just saying.
Anything that has to do with making good food is a kayak accessory. Yes, this is an engine maintenance tool! :D
Somebody bumped the thermostat and I thought I was in a sauna. Didn't stay up very long.Dennis G
Same except for the sun-dried tomatoes, although they would add complexity. Maybe I'll try!P.S.-I freeze with cheese and don't really notice a difference.We have the same Cuisinart since we were married almost 25 years ago (5/86). Tissue please.And the Krups Coffee Maker.And the Rival Crock Pot.And the Braun hand-held mixer.But 3 rice cookers since then!
change subject a bit? Store down the road has colman "sit on" kayac for $199.00. Any good for paddling arround the lake? Dennis g
TQ's here, he's a former kayak salesman. He says that $200 is a great price for a kayak that you only intend to paddle around a lake but it would be a good idea to take it for a test paddle first. My editorial addition is that yeah, you really don't need anything fancy to have a good time in protected, quiet water.
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