Today is Fat Tuesday, and today is also my Kale Tuesday. I wanted to have Fat Kale Tuesday but realized that for all my ideas I have only a half bunch of kale and a few kale leaves from my own tiny garden. While working in my greenhouse, I was debating with myself on which side to go: fat or healthy, By midday I got hungry for a nice cold smoothie: today was in a mid 60sF (17C), kinda hot for February!
|This "toy" has three horse power!
During hot summer months our Blender lives on the kitchen counter, and we make smoothies for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and in between.
After changing five (yes, 5!) blenders, we decided it's time to invest in a good one, that can serve our needs. Umm, actually, one that serves my kids and husband's needs to have frappuccinos. A few months of savings, six months to be exact, and a good Costco discount, and one day we brought home a new kitchen "toy" Blendtec blender - with a three horsepower motor!
|Tomato in a greenhouse was sparkling in a morning dew...
So, after a nice few hours of work in my garden and in the greenhouse, I pulled the blender from it's winter hiding spot and put all those three horsepower to work! I looked at the ingredients in the refrigerator: pineapple, kiwi, kale? Yes, Kale! Lets see what it would taste like.
25 seconds later and I had a pleasure moment to enjoy: cool Kale smoothie.
Why I didn't make it before?! It tasted great!
|"Mmm, I am good!"
***I am a victim of the saying: "I am not so rich to buy chip things", in reverse though. We always go for a chipper stuff and end up spending more. Because we stepped on a same rake over and over by buying chip only to realise that it's not what we need or to find out that's not working properly, we are wiser now, a little...
We do our research before we buy (actually, we always did), think it over and over, and then we make our decision weather to go with chip or more expensive item.
Blendtec was worth every saved penny: powerful (crashes ice to a perfect Starbucks consistency, well, Starbucks uses Blendtec too! I think that's how my husband figured out we needed this model...:); easy to clean (very important); versatile - I make my own flour, sunflower butter, almond milk, you name it - this three "horses" can do it all!
Do you have a favorite kitchen "toy"?
Or do you dream about one?
Until next time,
Cowboy country vegetarian