Guess what I got today? A kitchen blender system that actually works! You know how the stuff on the bottom of a bad blender just shifts around while the stuff on top sits there doing nothing? Yeah. I've been wanting to try some healthy green smoothies but have never owned a decent blender. Today I threw in these ingredients and whipped up a really delicious smoothie:
2 peeled quartered granny smith apples
4 big kale leaves (curly kale, stems removed)
1/4 t fresh grated ginger
1 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup orange juice
couple dashes of Stevia
a few ice cubes
Don't be scared of the kale. It was awesome.
With the last 1/4 cup-ish of smoothie (along whatever was stuck on the inside of the blender), I poured in about 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil and maybe a little less than 1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar, along with a garlic clove, salt, and pepper. That all blended very quickly into a great salad dressing.
Oh gosh I love Christmas toys.
Anyway just to keep to my regular theme, here are a couple photos of recent gifts/orders. It's been awhile since I've done any wire wrapping so it was especially fun. This first necklace was a gift for my daughter Lindsay. Made from copper, turquoise, jade, and mother of pearl, it's an ocean inspired color palette.