House prices are doing it. The political system is having a run at it. Crime is always at it. Inflation hasn’t had a go for a while. Anybody over the age of 40 will remember when it too was “spiralling out of control”. But, it’s not something I’m going to allow to happen to me. When I spiral, I’m totally in control. But, there’s no headline in that. Imagine “HOUSE PRICES SPIRAL IN CONTROL” or “CRIME SPIRAL IN CONTROL”. The poor tabloids wouldn’t sell a paper. Thankfully, I’m not touting newsprint. I’m in control because those very nice people at Morphy Richards gave me a Spiralizer to try out. They gave me a nice set of recipes too. But, where’s the fun in copying a recipe when you can prepare Sweet and Sour Cucumber Spirals – An original recipe and very definitely spiralling ‘in control’.
This is a very, very tasty recipe that belies the three ingredients. It can be prepared in 5 minutes and is a delicious side dish for any Chinese meal. The three ingredients are a cucumber, vinegar and sugar. I suggest using a level tablespoon of castor sugar and the same measure of vinegar for each cucumber you prepare.
Slice the ends off and half the cucumber.
Using the safety feeder device, feed the cucumber into the spiralizer.
Put the spirals into a bowl. Gently heat the vinegar and sugar until the sugar has melted. Pour this mixture over the cucumber.
Toss the cucumber to coat. Leave it in the fridge for half an hour. Serve as a side dish and enjoy the clean, sweet and sour taste. You will want a second helping. You will have difficulty controlling yourself. You may even spiral etc….
Footnote on remuneration: My friends at Morphy Richards Ireland sent me the Spiralizer to try. No payment was involved. If there was, this would have to be at the top of the post, to comply with Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland guidelines. As there was no payment, I don’t even have to put this note here. But, I have it typed now and am not going to waste the effort.