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I had planned to include this item as a part of my Father’s Day round up for 2017, but as many of you know, my father passed away two weeks before Father’s Day and I couldn’t bring myself to write up the post.  As much as I wanted to push past my heartache, I struggled with putting it together so it didn’t make it on the blog this year as I had hoped it would.  This would be the first Father’s Day in quite a while that I didn’t offer a Father’s Day Gift Guide.  Because of this, I would like to apologize to my faithful readers and companies who had hoped I would feature their products.  Because of this, you’ll be seeing me play catch up over the next few weeks and talking about products that I would have loved to include in that specific round up but didn’t get the opportunity to do so.  Today, I would like to talk with all of you about the Wild & Wolf Wrench and Torch Multi-Tool which can be purchased at one of my favorite websites – The Grommet.  Let’s get all the fun and exciting details, shall we?

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The Wrench and Torch Multi-Tool is perfect for any man and offers a great gift idea for any time of year – birthday, Christmas, Holiday or just because.  It retails for $35 at thegrommet.com and is rugged and built to last.  This wrench multi-tool offers five other tools within the entire package, including:  a knife, screwdriver set and even an LED light.  It’s created and engineered to be tough while still looking elegant and encased in gorgeous packaging – sleek and hardcore.  Honestly, I was an instant fan of this because it is something I could easily take with me and keep in my car to use “just in case” or gift to my husband or man in my life as a great gift.

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The Wrench and Torch Multi-Tool is made of 420 stainless steel, plastic, rubber, lithium battery and an LED light element.  It comes with an adjustable wrench, plain edge knife, LED light, bottle opener, saw, flat (standard) and Phillips head magnetized screwdriver set and 6-10 hex wrenches.  It is built with durable steel construction and is made to last.

I have purchased and received many things from The Grommet and everything I’ve gotten off the site, I’ve enjoyed.  This multi-tool from Wild & Wolf is no exception.  With the months blazing by (we are already in August), I know this would make a great gift for anyone this upcoming Holiday season.  I’m loving this tool and while I originally expected to give it to my husband (well, I promised him he could use it), I’m loving it so much that I’ve decided to keep it for myself.  As many of you know, I’m a total car buff and I love to be independent, so this tool gives me the luxury of having the important tools I need, right at my fingertips.

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Overall, I think that this multi-tool (and others from Wild & Wolf on The Grommet) would make a great solution as a gift for anyone, even yourself.  It offers a variety of uses and the price point is great.  I also want to touch on how sturdy this product is.  I’ve hit it around several times over the last few months and I already made use of the bottle opener and LED light on more than one occasion.  Tough and made to hold up to years of use makes this a definite winner in my book.

If you’re interested in picking up one of these for yourself, check out: https://www.thegrommet.com/gentlemens-hardware-wrench-and-torch-multi-tool

 


Disclaimer:  The product featured in this post was sent for review consideration.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased.


I will be the first person to admit, and the last… that I’m addicted to pasta.  Since I was a young girl, I have been addicted to Italian cooking and along with that came my obsession with pasta.  But, as much as it is a comfort food for me I know that too much of it is just not good for my body (or my weight), so I try to substitute my pasta with different choices.  I use a variety of ingredients to create my pasta dishes and here’s one that I would like to share with you.

zucchini pasta

 

I LOVE Veggie Pasta… and I’m not talking about the pasta being flavored with vegetables but still using traditional “pasta” ingredients.  When I say veggie pasta, I mean actually using vegetables (like zucchini) to create pasta like (like spaghetti shaped) veggies that you lightly saute.  Now, if you are not a veggie eater… this way of eating may actually convert you.  It’s simple and I use vegetables like Butternut Squash, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, carrots, cucumbers and so much more… but my absolute favorites are Zucchini, Yellow Squash/Yellow Zucchini and Butternut Squash.  Sauteed quickly in garlic salt, pepper and a little coconut oil and you have a treat that will even trick the kids into eating their veggies.  The veggie pasta is slightly crunchy and satisfies texture you want in food but it also tastes great, has awesome health benefits and easy to make.  So keep on reading for an easy zucchini pasta recipe.

Dual Julienne vegetable peeler

 

I have several types of utensils and tools to create my julienne style veggie pasta.  When using an item to create your yummy pasta, you want to make sure that it is sharp and easy to use.  Priority Chef offers a great Dual Julienne and Vegetable Peeler and I use both sides to create my pasta from my favorite squash type veggies.  They julienne side is used to create skinny spaghetti like pasta with your vegetables while the peeler side makes larger cuts of vegetables which I like to use to create vegetarian lasagna.  Because the peeler side will peel your vegetables a little wider, it makes the perfect sized peels that are similar in width to that of lasagna noodles and is perfect for creating just that.

Dual Julienne vegetable peeler

 

Since I’m a busy mom, I’m all about getting things done and accomplished quickly and efficiently so for me, a dual ended anything that allows me to use the item in more than one way without searching through countless utensil drawers for another one is a great idea.  The Priority Chef Dual Julienne and Vegetable Peeler retails for $19.95 which is a pretty darn good deal considering you are getting a product that works and works well.

Dual Julienne vegetable peeler

 

I love that this tool has two sides and while I mostly use it on my vegetables to make veggie pasta, I love how easy the vegetable peeler side glides through cheese blocks, making it a much more affordable alternative to buying already shredded cheese in the store.  I save a bit of money by buying block cheese and shredding it myself.  I can easily use either side to create the size of cheese shreds I want to use.  The options are endless, honestly.

Dual Julienne vegetable peeler

 

Like with any tool or utensil used in the kitchen, there definitely is a learning curve to using this product.  But after just a few tries, I got it instantly and it is a breeze.  Like with any peeler or julienne cutter, you can expect the clean up to be a challenge, but I found it to be a breeze when I used my scrub brush… just a little swipe of the brush and it was clean and ready to use again.

zucchini pasta

 

So, like I said previously – creating your zucchini or veggie pasta is simple.  I preferred to use the julienne side this time around and just ran it down the length of the vegetable.  As you can see if easily sliced through the vegetable creating nice spaghetti sized strips of zucchini that are ready to be cooked for your meal.

Dual Julienne vegetable peeler

 

Take a skillet or wok, frying pan or whatever works for you and turn it on medium.  Add a little coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil if you have that on hand and when the oil has been heated, add your zucchini shreds.  Season your pasta with salt, pepper and what ever other ingredients you would like (fresh herbs or dried herbs are always a favorite in our house).  Serve alone, with your favorite protein or meats or pour (or toss) some homemade (or jarred) tomato sauce / pasta sauce and you’re ready to go.  This simple little add on is a favorite of my children and mine and we do enjoy it in our house so I know that as simple as it is – you’ll enjoy it too.  No more waiting for your water to boil, this is actually faster than you think.

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