Thursday, May 19, 2016

Going Through A Bone Marrow Transplant

In 2015, Anna endured the long and hard path of a bone marrow transplant. We are so grateful that there is such a thing and that Anna did great. It wasn't easy, though. If you are facing it, and want to know our experience, this is our story.

I have started this post so many times and erased it. There's so much to tell. Will anyone even read it? Every time I think no one will, I find out I'm wrong. So, here it is as best I can remember. I also avoided it because it was hard to re-live. I don't remember crying a lot when we went through it. Now, when I tell people about it, I cry. That's okay though. It's a cry with a good ending. Anna made it! She is doing great and ready to go back to school soon.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Kitchen Lemon and Lime Squeezer

For everything you make with lemon or lime juice, this kitchen citrus squeezer is great. 

I got it free in exchange for an honest review, and I honestly am grateful to have it. It's heavy (not too heavy to hold, but heavy enough to really push to get the juice out.) I like the fact that the handle has the non slip grip feature as well. Honestly, I see no flaws in this product. As you can see, I made guacamole with it, but you can use it for anything that needs a quick squeeze of lemon or lime. (Or orange!) Tea, desserts, main dishes, whatever. You just slice and squeeze, no worry about the seeds. I also like that it gets all the juice. I had a different brand before that once you squeezed, there was still juice in the lemon when you took it out. Not with this! Try it and tell me what you think.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Deluxe Cook V-blade Veggie Slicer

 I love this v-blade professional vegetable slicer that I got to try for free in exchange for an honest review. It's got four interchangeable inserts for thick and thin slices. Two regular, two julienne. Easy to use and very sturdy. Try it!

 I like this slicer because its easy to change out the inserts and it's not as much to get out as a spiral slicer. (Not as many pieces.)
The first thing I thought was that I'll be able to make better hash browns with this than a spiral slicer because of the really thin julienne blade. I haven't tried that yet.

To see how it worked, I used one cucumber and sliced it up all four ways. You can see the results in the photos here. We're giving it a 5 star Anna & Essie rating. I love it!