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The right tools for the job?
Created on Wednesday, 10 January 2018 16:44
Written by Carroll Wilson
About a year ago the daughter who lives in Sarasota, Florida, flew in for a long weekend, and on the way to Wimberley from the aiport in Austin we lapsed into conversation about her diet. She has a condition that requires her to be very selective about what she eats, and she told me that she was making great use of those appliances called Bullets or something like that. We did not have the item in our kitchen.
When the weekend was over and she was on her way back to Florida, I got to thinking about this little device and how cool it would be to use something like that to whip up a nice, filling slushy-type thing for breakfast. So, I bought one.
And I used it, grinding up apples and pears and blueberries and strawberries, and slurping them down with gusto after my morning coffee.
Then I realized that I had actually added an entire new meal to my daily intake, and this kind of worried me. Over a not-very-long period of time, I let the Bullet fall fallow.
Alas, it joined a variety of other doodads that I have acquired over the years and then failed to use: a fine juicer, a meat grinder, a machine that sucks the air out of plastic bags -- you get the picture.
I wish I could say I have learned my lesson. I have not.
Today I lust after an induction cooktop. The library was given an induction single-burner cooktop by a generous patron, and I use it in my monthly cooking classes. I love it, and I'm sure I would use it all the time if I had one in my kitchen at home.
Or maybe I wouldn't. I'll never know unless I have one.
I'm sure my wife will understand.