Re: [MBZ] OT - blender vs. "food processor"?

2015-09-19 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
My wife has been using the Cuisinart fro almost a month now, and is VERY
pleased with it. She grumbled about it taking yet more precious counter
space at first, but has come to appreciate how much it does so fast.

Thanks for the recommendation - I haven't had fresh pesto since last night,
with more tonight :-)


> On 8/9/15 9:21 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:
>
> Yeah, a Cuisinart makes short work of pesto.
>
>


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Re: [MBZ] OT - blender vs. food processor?

2015-08-10 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Observe what it does to your waistline as well. ;)

On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 9:40 AM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes 
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

 My buddy finished his baking courses at the local CC and is now into the
 ice cream phase.  He brought me a sample of his recent homework, it is like
 a big ice cream ball thing with avocado/lime/coconutmilk (you put de lime
 in de coconut drink it all up) in the middle and mango something on the
 outside which is made with cream.  The avocado lime coconut is very light
 and refreshing, almost like a sorbet but a bit more heft to it.  You can't
 really taste the avocado but it also gives some fat and thickness to the
 blend, and the green color.  He put a crust on it of roasted hazelnuts and
 chocolate bits.  it is quite awesome.

 I look forward to grading more homework assignments.  When this class is
 over he starts bread.

 --R

 On 8/10/15 9:17 AM, Andrew Strasfogel wrote:

 Coconut milk would be quite rich.  I was thinking regular milk, perhaps
 with some half and half thrown in.  I also probably overblended - went past
 the point when the mixture gelled to a solid, causing it to then relapse
 to a smoothie/slushie texture.

 On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 9:14 AM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

 Yes to what AS said.

 Try coconut milk in your next batch of ice cream.

 --R



 On 8/9/15 9:21 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:

 Yeah, a Cuisinart makes short work of pesto.

 Made blueberry ice cream from almond milk, frozen blues,
 sugar, vanilla,
 and ice cubes.  Took less than a minute in the Blendtec and it
 was smooth
 and surprisingly tasty (although next time I will halve the
 sugar). The
 vanilla compensated for the non-dairy aspect to give the
 illusion of dairy
 creaminess.

 On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 7:52 PM, OK Don via Mercedes
 mercedes@okiebenz.com mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com
 wrote:

 So, we have only ever had a blender. We are now growing
 enough basil to
 make several batches of pesto. The blender does a lousy
 job of chopping and
 mixing the thick goop. The cook book calls for a food
 processor, but they
 look like a wide version of a blender, so we've never
 purchased one. Would
 a food processor work for making pesto? (I'm too old to do
 it the authentic
 way, with the mortar and pestle, now that I've done it
 that way once).

 --
 OK Don

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 to US citizens!

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 narrow-mindedness, and many of
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 reading. The few who
 learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the
 electric fence
 for themselves.

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 2013 F150, 18 mpg
 2012 Passat TDI DSG, 44 mpg
 1957 C182A, 12 mpg - but at 150 mph!
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Re: [MBZ] OT - blender vs. food processor?

2015-08-10 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes

Yes to what AS said.

Try coconut milk in your next batch of ice cream.

--R



On 8/9/15 9:21 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:

Yeah, a Cuisinart makes short work of pesto.

Made blueberry ice cream from almond milk, frozen blues, sugar, vanilla,
and ice cubes.  Took less than a minute in the Blendtec and it was smooth
and surprisingly tasty (although next time I will halve the sugar). The
vanilla compensated for the non-dairy aspect to give the illusion of dairy
creaminess.

On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 7:52 PM, OK Don via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com
wrote:


So, we have only ever had a blender. We are now growing enough basil to
make several batches of pesto. The blender does a lousy job of chopping and
mixing the thick goop. The cook book calls for a food processor, but they
look like a wide version of a blender, so we've never purchased one. Would
a food processor work for making pesto? (I'm too old to do it the authentic
way, with the mortar and pestle, now that I've done it that way once).

--
OK Don

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*“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of
our people need it sorely on these accounts.”* – Mark Twain

There are three kinds of men: The ones that learns by reading. The few who
learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence
for themselves.

WILL ROGERS, *The Manly Wisdom of Will Rogers*
2013 F150, 18 mpg
2012 Passat TDI DSG, 44 mpg
1957 C182A, 12 mpg - but at 150 mph!
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Re: [MBZ] OT - blender vs. food processor?

2015-08-10 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Coconut milk would be quite rich.  I was thinking regular milk, perhaps
with some half and half thrown in.  I also probably overblended - went past
the point when the mixture gelled to a solid, causing it to then relapse
to a smoothie/slushie texture.

On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 9:14 AM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes 
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

 Yes to what AS said.

 Try coconut milk in your next batch of ice cream.

 --R



 On 8/9/15 9:21 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:

 Yeah, a Cuisinart makes short work of pesto.

 Made blueberry ice cream from almond milk, frozen blues, sugar, vanilla,
 and ice cubes.  Took less than a minute in the Blendtec and it was smooth
 and surprisingly tasty (although next time I will halve the sugar). The
 vanilla compensated for the non-dairy aspect to give the illusion of dairy
 creaminess.

 On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 7:52 PM, OK Don via Mercedes 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com
 wrote:

 So, we have only ever had a blender. We are now growing enough basil to
 make several batches of pesto. The blender does a lousy job of chopping
 and
 mixing the thick goop. The cook book calls for a food processor, but they
 look like a wide version of a blender, so we've never purchased one.
 Would
 a food processor work for making pesto? (I'm too old to do it the
 authentic
 way, with the mortar and pestle, now that I've done it that way once).

 --
 OK Don

 NSA: The only branch of government that actually listens to US citizens!

 *“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many
 of
 our people need it sorely on these accounts.”* – Mark Twain

 There are three kinds of men: The ones that learns by reading. The few
 who
 learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence
 for themselves.

 WILL ROGERS, *The Manly Wisdom of Will Rogers*
 2013 F150, 18 mpg
 2012 Passat TDI DSG, 44 mpg
 1957 C182A, 12 mpg - but at 150 mph!
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Re: [MBZ] OT - blender vs. food processor?

2015-08-09 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Yeah, a Cuisinart makes short work of pesto.

Made blueberry ice cream from almond milk, frozen blues, sugar, vanilla,
and ice cubes.  Took less than a minute in the Blendtec and it was smooth
and surprisingly tasty (although next time I will halve the sugar). The
vanilla compensated for the non-dairy aspect to give the illusion of dairy
creaminess.

On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 7:52 PM, OK Don via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com
wrote:

 So, we have only ever had a blender. We are now growing enough basil to
 make several batches of pesto. The blender does a lousy job of chopping and
 mixing the thick goop. The cook book calls for a food processor, but they
 look like a wide version of a blender, so we've never purchased one. Would
 a food processor work for making pesto? (I'm too old to do it the authentic
 way, with the mortar and pestle, now that I've done it that way once).

 --
 OK Don

 NSA: The only branch of government that actually listens to US citizens!

 *“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of
 our people need it sorely on these accounts.”* – Mark Twain

 There are three kinds of men: The ones that learns by reading. The few who
 learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence
 for themselves.

 WILL ROGERS, *The Manly Wisdom of Will Rogers*
 2013 F150, 18 mpg
 2012 Passat TDI DSG, 44 mpg
 1957 C182A, 12 mpg - but at 150 mph!
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