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Sunday, January 10, 2010
I fall prey to all fancy gadgets easily...especially the ones that reside in the kitchen. I have only moved into my flat 5 years ago and I had already changed my built in oven and my washing machine 2 years ago. Wretched! I am currently enamoured of my 2 new toys - my Blackberry Bold 9700 and my new Braun Juicer.
Well, the first one doesn't strictly count because the company decided to switch to the BB platform for push mail hence I was automatically converted - albeit grudgingly.I had held out for almost 2 years, refusing to change to a push mail phone because I did not want to be held by the electronic leash... Suprisingly, it has been most liberating. The best part of it is L had, unknown to me,also bought a new BB 2 months ago. Ever since then, we had been waiting for my phone to arrive (it was out of stock for quite a while) so that we can BB each other using some of the coolest functions available. Now, we can message and send photos to each other on BB messenger for free! Definitely saving us lots on phone bill and it has also given us versatility over Skype which tends to confine one to the computer. For my blog, I get instant reminders when someone leaves a comment on my blog and I can moderate and pulish the comment real time using my phone! How tragically cool is that?
My next new toy is a very modest Braun Juicer. I had chosen this very basic model over the bigger and more fancy ones for one reason - size. I wouldn't have any more space on my table top for anything bigger. I had BB'd L after I got my juicer and he came back with a response that was so typical of men - 'Why do every woman I know feel compelled to buy a juicer, use it for a few times and never ever to see it again.'.
His sentiments is not unique - actually when I was contemplating to buy the juicer, I had also worried that it would end up as a white elephant in my kitchen. That's why I had chosen to spend minimum money on it and made sure that I get something which is small enough to sit on my table top. As of now, I have my cake mixer, my blender, my coffee machine and now my juicer on my table top. And because they are all sitting there, I make use of them very regularly.My experience tells me that if your gadget has to be put away in a cabinet after use, the tendency for it to turn into a white elephant is extremely high. (I love my India made Preethi blender to death! I use it for my rempah, purees etc.. )I've had my juicer for almost a week now, and I have used it on the average, twice a day - not bad for a start.
And I have just found a new use for it in this 100% fruit juice lollies treat! - Easypeasy, absolutely no skills required!
125g Fresh Strawberries
1 small Mango
300ml Fresh orange juice
1. I used my juicer to get the 300ml orange juice.
2. I blend all three ingredients in my Preethi blender until I get smooth paste.
3. Pour the smoothie into lolly molds and freeze.