Some of my former students Yuka, Yumie and Kayoko got me and Shoichi some gift cards as a wedding present. We had been wanting to get a new vacuum cleaner because the one we have now sucks (or rather doesn't
suck ha ha ha!), so we headed over to Midori Denka to pick one out with the gift cards.
We looked at the various vacuums they had and we ended up getting a very nice green one, but more importantly we got: A JUICER!!!!!
Let me just say that ever since I was a little kid and I first became aware of the existence of juicers, I have wanted one. They're so cool. Put in any fruit or vegetable, push down, whirrrrrrrrrrr, and Blammo!: out comes juice. Pretty much the awesomest thing ever, right? It is to me anyway.
So, I've been experimenting with the juicer and seeing what kinds of juice I can make. My first experiment was grape juice. Kayoko, Yumie and Yuka brought over some really nice grapes with them when they came to visit, but we didn't get to eat them, so....into the juicer they went! The grape juice was very yummy, but a little too ordinary, so I decided to put in what other vegetables and fruits I had lying around. And that is how grape-carrot-celery juice was born. I quite liked it but Sho-chan thought it was gross. (He doesn't really like celery to start with though.)
I also made grapefruit-carrot juice and plain ruby-red grapefruit juice both of which were FANTASTIC.
However, I just want to warn everyone as a Public Service Announcement; NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER try to juice an onion. I know that no one other than me would actually be stupid enough try this, but on the off chance that there are equally crazy people out there, let me just repeat: NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER juice an onion. For starters it will make you cry just like cutting onions will, only worse. For seconds it smells like, well..., like onion juice. And for thirds if you are extremely extremely brave or stupid like me, and actually try to drink a sip of it, you will most likely die right on the spot. Even if you don't die, your mouth will taste like onion for about 10 hours, no matter how much other juice you drink, or how many times you brush your teeth. For the last time: NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER try to juice an onion.
Thank you and goog niter.
PS Thank you very much Yumie, Yuka and Kayoko for the juicer and the vaccuum, please come over again and I will make you some fresh juice. (No onion, I promise!)
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