I guess it might come as a surprise, but I'm really not a kitchen gadget junkie. Somehow I've avoided the bread and espresso machines, even the escargot shell-holder craze.
But then this veggie spiral slicer came along and got my creative energy flowing. I just couldn't resist.
It arrived in the mail yesterday from amazon.com and I already used it.
If you don't already know what a spiral slicer does, it's the best tool for rapidly and consistently turning out ribbons, strings and curls of vegetables. Beets, onions, carrots, potatoes or jicama can easily be turned into salads or main dishes and sides. The interchangeable blades allow you to create different strand sizes.