Am I a traditional girl or gadget girl .... I was considering this earlier today.
I was sat at the worktop drinking coffee this morning, I've done nothing but drink coffee for the last couple of days. I have a stinking cold with the most horrendous sore throat and regular cups of coffee and four hourly paracetamols are the only thing keeping me able to talk to the dogs, they don't like it when I croak at them!! Anyway I was sat there drinking my coffee looking round at the kitchen, the Aga sat there throwing off it's vast amount of heat, usually at this time of year it's too much but when you're feeling under the weather it's somehow very comforting, the jars lined up neatly on the shelves to the left of it.
My wooden spoons in their jug ... "why do you have so many" my younger son asked last time he was here, seemingly he has just one wooden spoon to his name, well I use different ones for different things I said. I have favourites that I just do certain things with and some that I will only use for meat dishes. Anyway to my eye they are every bit as pretty as a jug full of flowers and most certainly much more useful, so I'll stick with my jug full for the foreseeable future.
But alongside the traditional things I have gadgets dotted around the kitchen. I have the usual electric kettle and toaster, although the Aga can, and sometimes does, fulfill these roles when asked to do so. I have my food mixer on the worktop with it's component parts of food processor bowl and liquidiser jug hidden in the cupboard alongside the soup maker, Remoska and stick blender. The soup maker and the Remoska (see HERE for more information about this) get pulled into use when the Aga is switched off for any length of time and have both proved really useful and worth every penny.
But the gadget that is in the most daily use, other than the kettle, is the Nutribullet. Bought this year and worth it's weight in gold, or maybe more than it's weight in gold, it's not that heavy!!
It whizzes me up a tasty and nutritious drink every morning or any other time of the day that I feel the need for a burst of vitamins and goodness, and that's a lot while I'm full of this bl**dy cold. It is also pulled into use as a mini food processor when I want to just chop up one onion, make enough cauliflower 'rice' just for me, turn normal sugar into caster sugar for a single recipe etc.
So am I a gadget girl or a traditional girl, well I have to admit to having a foot firmly in both camps .... and being very grateful that I am able to do so. I'm off to make my tea now and play with my latest new 'toy' ... a Spiralizer, bought with the intention of making the best possible use out of our soon to be glut of courgettes ..... I'll let you know how I get along with it. So it's courgetti for tea .... spellcheck even knows how to spell that it seems I didn't ;-)
What is your favourite gadget at the moment ... the Nutribullet is mine.