I usually avoid kitchen "gadgets". Give me a knife and a cutting board and I will go to town. I actually find chopping vegetables to be a very enjoyable, perhaps even therapeutic activity. But this summer I also was really trying to use every last vegetable from the garden and the CSA, and in search of some different ways to use all those vegetables I pulled out a few cookbooks collecting dust on the shelf. The result is a flip back through a "cook"book on raw foods and the impulse to purchase a spiro*li. The result, a newly found love of zucchini "noodles"! The kids thought they were made from cucumber, which made them all the more appealing. Looking for something to top those noodles with? Well, just wait and I will share with you the best balsamic vinegar I have ever tasted!