My sweet, sweet boy knows me so well. After 6 years, I should hope so, but ya never know ;)
This was his gift to me for our recent anniversary:
I love it!
Let me tell you, friends, this baby has more uses than I ever thought possible. We had one growing up and we made banana chips and beef jerky. The end.
This weekend, I made fruit leather! 3 apples, one small pumpkin, some lemon juice, honey and agave, then 6 hours at 135 degrees... So good!
I think this is going to be a great tool for me next summer when we do the farm share again. We get so much fresh produce and can't get through it all. Besides, it would be wonderful to have some of that bounty to enjoy when the earth is frozen and less giving. What I love most about this is that I am taking whole foods and processing them myself, so I am in complete control over what goes into them. And honestly, y'all, this fruit leather was just delicious.
But it doesn't end there. There's fruit chips. Dried herbs. Soup mixes. Various dried meats. Craft projects. Dog treats.
Pictures and recipes to follow soon. Along with some holiday gift ides... :)
In other news, my sweet, sweet Mama sent me this little wonder:
It's a whisk-ula!
Seriously, it's a whisk with a rubber, spatula-type edge! It's great for those baking projects where you want to get every last morsel into the pan (or in your mouth). And it's fun to say.
What's your favorite thing in your kitchen?