Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Less Shopping, More Spiralising

I'm avoiding the lure of pay day shopping, I don't want or need anything, other than some clogs, so I'm doing somethings slightly more productive - weeding. I've decided to share my mum's view about weeding, to see it as relaxing and as a focused task where the joy is only revealed afterwards. There is, of course, also the blossom to enjoy


and I found a little sign of life dropped into a flower bed yesterday


In similarly useful yet mundane tasks I made some crisps! I am a bit of a snacker but I'd never really thought about making snacks like this before, plus I am sick of having a bin full of crisp packets - most of them not mine, but collected from the front lawn or the beach. I simply spiralised two spuds, using the wide blade, putting the potato onto the spiky thing on the flatter side works best. 


I tossed the would-be snacks in just under 1 tbsp of oil and some chip spice (2 parts paprika, one part garlic granules, one part onion salt) and spread them out onto a baking sheet. I experimented and did half on a tray without parchment paper/silicone mat and half with, my advice would be to use some kind of sheet/ paper/ silicone, it lead to far less sticking and associated scrubbing. 


I cooked them for 7-8 minutes each side at 200C. Delicious!


It's all go around here. 

16 comments:

  1. If I could reach into the screen and eat those crisps I would do - they look delicious. I'm feeling inspired to give them a go and sat here wondering if I could cut them thinly enough without a spriarliser and without a trip to A&E.

    Blossom trees are my absolute favourite. xx

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    1. You could probably use a potato peeler to get nice thin slices.

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  2. Oh yum, they look so yummy. Crisps are my downfall.

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  3. The blossom is beautiful, worth doing the weeding to admire such beauty. Those crisps look delicious, what would be the best way to store them so they are still crispy?

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    1. Storing them would never come up here! I'd probably just use an airtight container of some kind.

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  4. They look gorgeous! I've got a thing for those posh vegetable crisps but they're so expensive. I bet they'd work well, too! xxx
    PS Get those clogs ordered, you won't regret it!

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    1. I'll try root veg crisps next time, I love them too.

      I will dust off my card to get some clogs!

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  5. Ohhhh, those look very good. I will have to try this. I got a spiraliser for Christmas a couple of years ago and need to start using it more.

    God bless.

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    1. I heartily suggest giving them a try. I read a tip yesterday to cook them towards the bottom of the oven, to avoid burning. I think I'll try that next time, although I quite liked having some well done and others less so.

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  6. Those crisps look great. I agree with you about keeping out of the shops around pay day. It's very easy to blow a whole lot of money just because you have it in your account. I find that when I keep out of the shops at the beginning of the month I often end up with surplus funds at the end of the month that can be put towards savings or small treats toward the end of the month.

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    1. They were very tasty.

      You're right about the surplus, there just isn't that pull to go shopping at other times of the month for some reason (yes, I have read your blog post!).

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  7. Genius! These look delicious! x

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  8. They were delicious, thanks for nipping in.

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  9. I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO going to try and make those crisps! Thank you very much for the tip!!!

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    1. You really should, in fact I think I had read something on your blog about crisps that gave me the idea!

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