Sunday, August 10, 2008
I'd like to call your attention to the new star of my kitchen.
Introducing... Julia, the Epicurean.
This curvy green beauty can hold a full 6 quarts, purrs with a 475-watt motor, and is pretty much the sexiest thing I've ever owned. Yes, my friends, I have gone from utterly mixer-less to the proud owner of the best Kitchenaid on the market, care of Portland Craigslist. The Epicurean is extra special because, instead of the typical tilt-head design, her bowl raises and lowers to meet the attachment, which is specially fit to make sure no bit of batter or dough stays unmixed at the bottom. I don't know what I did to be so blessed by the gods of the kitchen, but goodness, she was a steal.
I'm sure you'll recall my desperate plea for any scrap of a stand mixer a few days ago, as I've been whisking by hand and making a mess with hand kneading for years. All that is in the past now, and all it took was a drive out to the boonies and a paltry $175. It was meant to be.
I literally get goosebumps when I walk into the kitchen and see this little girl sitting shiny on the counter, just waiting for me to whip some egg whites or knead a hearty wheat dough. All I've been able to do so far is look at her and smile, but I'm in no hurry. She's going to be around for a long time.