by Stuart Gathman

A Blender Post

Our Hamilton Beach blender died after less than 6 months.  I am unable to find a blender (other than the $400 Blendtec or Vitamix with lifetime guarantee) that can last out a year.  I wouldn't mind if you could just buy new parts (not in our throwaway society).

Our late blender will be sorely missed, but the occasion of its passing was a creative moment.  I had just made a strawberry peanut-butter smoothie, and started on an Orange Julius.  I put in the banana, oatmeal, chia seeds, milk, and orange zest.  I pressed the button to mix the chia seeds so they could soak.  Nothing.  The blender equivalent of a sudden heart attack.

What to do with those ingredients.  I can't throw good food away.  So I removed the bananas, sliced them, peeled the zested orange, added a kiwi, lime juice, and heaping teaspoon of brown sugar: fruit salad!  Then I put the milk/oatmeal/zest mixture on the stove, added raisins, vanilla, and brown sugar, and heated until thickened: christmas pudding!
Posted 1/15/2008 at 6:20 PM

It seems strange to comment so seriously as I am now on a blender post, but I really liked hearing your conversion story ;) wow you had one of those hit by lightning things...God works as He wishes..
Posted 1/21/2008 at 11:58 PM by pikljooce

Did you decide that you didn't want to attend the Jazz concert? 

Posted 2/8/2008 at 2:48 AM by pikljooce

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