Besides, making our own food (from scratch) is almost as easy as buying packaged, processed foods. Especially if my husband is doing the cooking. It is definitely cheaper.
And since I’m a control freak, I like to know what exactly is in my food. If I don’t know what an ingredient on the label is (more or less), then I probably won’t buy it. I like whole foods.
It helps to have a few time-saving kitchen appliances. Obviously, the microwave and the toaster. Here are my other must-haves:
- The jug (Kiwi for electric kettle)
The electric kettle is CRITICAL to our daily operations at Wellington Road (eg, for the coffee plunger). I might have mentioned it before. Can't. Live. Without. It.
- The slow cooker
And I love my slow cooker. You can throw dinner in it and forget about it. It's a good thing.
- The sandwich maker
For toasties (Kiwi for grilled cheese sandwiches). A cast-iron skillet is nice, but the sandwich maker doesn’t require such close monitoring.
- The blender
To puree soups. Or make hummus or pesto or smoothies. I really like the food processor too.
- The juicer
I could probably live without the juicer. But with an organic fruit and veggie shop in the village, why would I want to?