It’s been a year now. The food processor’s gestation period, like its size, appears to be elephantine.
So I’m now the proud owner of a replacement device: A mandolin. It slices. It juliennes. It fits in the silverware drawer. And its tiny bits stay attached. (Which is only right.)
I celebrated my bounty by making the most amazing salad I've had in...well...38 days.
Here's the recipe:
2 small ripe tomatoes
Jicama, partially peeled
2 basil leaves, chopped
Sea salt, ground pepper to taste
Using mandolin, slice tomatoes into a bowl. Julienne about 1/4C of peeled jicama. Top with chopped fresh basil leaves, capers, and salt and pepper. Toss and enjoy.
- - - -
Maybe if the machine could actually see how adorable Paul McCartney was in 1976, I'd have more success: Silly Love Songs.