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Any Sharp Pro: Knife Sharpener- Review

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on December 5, 2016
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Any Sharp Pro: Knife SharpenerAny Sharp Pro: Knife Sharpener

Last year I bought a knife sharpener that didn’t seem to work.  I then searched around on the internet for a professional person to sharpen my best kitchen knife.  It seems that not many places sharpen knives any more.  I found a couple of places but none were conveniently located and they wanted me to leave my knife with them for several days.  I do have other knives but this is the one I use all the time.  That is one of the reasons it got dull.

One day I received an email asking if I wanted to try the Any Sharp Pro.  I wasn’t too optimistic but I figured I had nothing to lose. 

The Any Sharp Pro attaches to your counter and stays snug until you release it.  All you do to sharpen your knife is to drag it through the sharpener blades.  After the first time I dragged my knife through, I saw tiny metal shards.  I took that as a positive sign.  I put my knife through it 4 times and tried cutting a tomato.  The knife had improved dramatically.  Then I did it four more times and it became a perfectly sharp knife once again.  Just like magic and so easy!  They do say that it works with wide tooth serrated knives as well.  They require a much lighter touch.  I tried to sharpen mine but no matter how much I tried, I couldn’t get the serrated blade to go through the sharpener.

I give the Any Sharp Pro 5 out of 5 stars for straight edged knives.  Before I received it, I thought I was going to have to throw my knife away and buy a new one.  I spent $150 on the knife so, I wasn’t too pleased.  The Any Sharp Pro sells for $19-$22.  To me, it’s a no brainier, keep the knife and buy the Any Sharp Pro to save it! 

My superstitious mom has always told me never to give anyone a knife as a gift.  It’s bad luck.  However, I think the Any Sharp Pro would make the perfect gift for anyone who loves to cook!  It comes in a large variety of colors.

You can find out more about the Any Knife Pro on their website:  http://www.anysharp.com/.  It is also available on Amazon.

I received the Any Sharp Pro for my honest opinion.

Veggemo: Non-Dairy Beverage- Review

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on November 10, 2016
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Veggemo: Non-Dairy BeverageVeggemo: Non-Dairy Beverage

I received a carton of Veggemo for my honest review.  It is a non-dairy beverage that can be used in place of dairy milk like soy milk or nut milks.  However, it is made with “veggies”.

I was excited about Veggemo because I like the idea of a vegetable based milk as an alternative to soy or nut milks. However, to me, pea protein, potato starch, and tapioca starch, are not vegatables. Sure, they are made from veggies, but calling them veggies is a stretch! Also, I don’t like the taste. I tried it cold and then tried to froth it with my cappuccino maker. I was not a great froth but acceptable but still did not taste good. I did a blind taste test with my hubby and he easily knew which was Silk Almond and which was Veggemo. He did not like Veggemo either.

Sorry I can’t recommend Veggemo. 2 out of 5 stars.

Whole and Juicy Dried CranberriesWhole and Juicy Dried Cranberries

I received a voucher for a free bag of Whole and Juicy Dried Cranberries by the Patience Fruit and Co.  These dried cranberries are organic which, is really hard to find.  The cranberry industry is practically a monopoly by a very well know brand and it is well know for using pesticides.

This review is based on their original dried cranberries.  They are sweetened with sugar but they also offer them apple juice sweetened.

Not only are these dried cranberries organic but they are described in their name, ‘Whole and Juicy’.  I have eaten dried cranberries before but never any near as good as these!  The ones I ave tried in the past were so dry, they were like chewing jerky and had little taste.  Whole and Juicy Dried Cranberries are plump, juicy and full of flavor.  They are little flavor bombs!  I love to eat them straight from the package and on my cereal in the morning.  I also made cinnamon buns from scratch and used these dried cranberries in them, instead of raisins.  Sorry, I planned to take a photo but my neighbors came over right after they came out of the oven and devoured these. I can say that everyone agreed, they were delicious.

Thanks to www.socialnature.com for sending the voucher for my honest review.

I give Whole and Juicy Dried Cranberries a 5 out of 5!