Last Christmas, I was fortunate to receive a very nice gift from my thoughtful sister. It was a wonderful surprise! She knows me very well, she gave me an immersion blender! Perfect for a person who spends a lot of time in the kitchen.
When we came back from our long vacation, it took me over two weeks before I started using this nifty gadget. It struck me that I can use it for a lot of things:
- Mixing batters
A friend and I talked about making smoothies and my concern was, how can I make a smoothie without damaging my blender? I was worried crushing ice would easily break it. Then she said to just freeze the fruits. Brilliant idea! Then my craziness started. I bought several boxes of strawberries, blueberries and oranges. It was the beginning of having more beautiful breakfasts. Imagine having warm pancakes with a cold strawberry smoothie. Just wonderful!
I also used my immersion blender to make pesto sauce. I couldn't find cheap pine nuts so I opted to use walnuts instead. I loved it, I can easily adjust the sauce according to my liking!
With this thingamajig, I feel I could conquer the world (armed with a cool and yummy smoothie)! Now tell me, what's your current favorite kitchen tool?