The soup was lovely - it is one of my favourites. The sweet yet savoury flavours of the main ingredients complement each other perfectly and make this really comforting. I think the corriander adds to the warming effect too because it is so aromatic and the tomato puree I throw in there adds a gorgeous tang. The first time I made this soup I used chicken stock but this time I tried something abit unusual. I made cider pulled pork last weekend and didn't want to throw away the cider that was left so I saved it and skimmed off the pork fat once it had chilled. Hey presto - cider pork stock! Of course, this made the soup taste different from the last time but everyone was really intrigued who saw me eating it at uni for lunch. They are getting used to my food experiments now!
So the Ozeri pepper grinder. Here's what I thought overall.
What I particularly liked:
- The sleek design - It isn't bulky or garish for a kitchen item and it fits nicely in your hand. The power button is ergonomically placed and there is no strain to press it.
- The transparent compartment - It is good to be able to see how much material you have left before you need to top up. No chance of missing out on seasonings this way, unless you forget to buy more once you get low that is!
- The adjustable grinding size - this is my favourite feature because you can change it depending on what you are milling and what the end purpose is. You don't want massive great chunks of salt all over your dinner but then making powder from cloves or dried chillis wouldn't be too useful either.
What I thought could be better:
- The colour - yes, black is discreet but I like a choice of colours and I've mentioned before that my favourite colour is red. Hey, it's just my opinion and I'm firmly in the camp that if something works just as well in a prettier design then there is nothing wrong with choosing the prettier option.
- The batteries - it seems a bit unfair to have to buy the batteries separately. If you are really excited to be trying out your new purchase and didn't realise it didn't come with the necessary four AA batteries you'd have to scrabble round to find some like I did or else be gutted that you had to wait to get to the shops again.
- The locking mechanism - this works fine and it is easy but it could be marked a little clearer on the side is all I'm saying. Or maybe that's just me?
Overall this is a good product and yes, I'd recommend it. Now here's that recipe for a perfect warming winter soup!
- 2 parsnips, mediumq
- 2 carrots, medium
- Half a swede
- A good squeeze tomato puree
- 1 tsp garlic puree
- A good splash worcestershire sauce
- Ground pepper, to taste
- Corriander leaf (or ground), to taste
- 1.5 pints chicken/veg stock or leftover cooking cider
- 1 large onion
As always, all opinions are my own. I wouldn't have it any other way.