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Biting the Bullet!

Making environmental choices is always a delicate balance.

We grow our own food. We like to eat our own food. This requires ingenuity, cooking and preparation.

Making food from your own produce particularly needs ingenuity to deal with unusual fruits and vegetables, strange combinations and curious quantities.

As a result you lean to make new things and use different techniques. It’s a big quest to use the stuff effectively and also to avoid waste.

We deal with waste in different ways. The discovery of either a use for a spare food or better still a way to avoid wasting part of the food is a plus.

And if you’ve got loads of kale, carrots, and blueberries it can be hard to find a good recipe.

Sometimes it’s a technique that requires equipment.

Meanwhile the balance is that a new device has environmental consequences. We’ve had a long process to getting a device that can be used to juice or pulp fruits and vegetables. It can also be costly.

We’ve been given juicers before but they’ve been huge. Our kitchen is very tiny in particular. They’ve required a great deal of cleaning which takes valuable time.

And it could be argued that the amount of pulp separated from the liquid often seems disproportionate. Sometimes we can give the pulp to the chickens, sometimes it can be dried to make fruit leather but sometimes it’s just a load of gunk that seems to go everywhere.

Then there was a breakthrough.

We researched a device called a bullet. You’ll have seen them on the TV. We also found some good you tube footage that helped us choose. Like this one.

Fairly compact; pretty thorough; no waste. (Apart from fruit peel which would be wasted in whatever setting.)

So as a result of getting some vouchers at Christmas we purchased one today.

And the first glassful was great. We used some frozen raspberries from our October garden, carrots, celery, apple, chia seed and water.

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And it was very tasty indeed. I can’t stand celery either.

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It won’t get amazing use with our own produce until the spring and summer but I think it’s going to be a good decision.

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4 comments on “Biting the Bullet!

  1. Green Bee
    January 14, 2015

    I’m not convinced by Rackboyz Youtube demo but the Bullet does look as if it is easier to make smoothies with than a regular blender. I wouldn’t replace my juicer with one though as they both do different things 🙂

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  2. Roe's Cottage
    January 14, 2015

    I think we have to acknowledge that just by being alive, we impact the environment. Our choices can only lessen that impact. If this means that people eat more healthily especially in winter (sugar or vinegar ladden preserves etc aren’t great in large amounts) and helps you use as much of the produce as possible then it has its place in your kitchen. I would like to get a bigger/second freezer… It may use more electricity but if it means that I can save more of my own produce compared with buying it in winter then I feel it’s a good choice.

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  3. bmary
    January 18, 2015

    Ok, I don’t know if you ever ran into any of the bullet commercials on YouTube…Omg the brand magic bullet infomercials are hysterical. I would legitimately watch them when they are on, this was eons ago, but it was the most ridiculous thing ever.

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    • lizard100
      January 18, 2015

      Yes. I was pretty wary of getting one for that reason. Dont think this will change my life!

      Liked by 1 person

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