Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New Purchases

I was at my local supermarket doing my food shopping now I have a rule I do much because of my health so I allow myself to purchase 1 thing just for me but this time I bought 4 uh oh! I saw that they had mandolins on sale for 16.00$ so I picked it up along with some spices I never used before but see in a lot of recipes tamarind, cardamom and saffron 16.00$ for that tiny pouch!

I was going to go to Leelee's international market but I had unexpected bills hopefully I will be able to go next month for my birthday which happens to run on a Saturday!

The very next day I decided to use the mandolin, I decided to make onion rings and kind of went overboard and sliced to onions very thin and I could not believe how easily it sliced I had to look to see if it was really slicing because it was so smooth. I made the onion rings and had so many left over I stored them in plastic containers I can use them like the store bought french fried onions. I really recommend getting one! The only thing is I will never try it without the guard that blade is so sharp. The only thing is the mandolin came with a free waffle blade but without instruction on how to do it, I'm going to look on youtube I'm sure there is a video on how to use it.

I want to start making more ethnic foods so if anyone has any idea on using the new spices I bought I would love to hear from you.