*Note: pictures in this post are from http://www.bamix.com. Comments are based on personal experience with no contact from the manufacturer.
Whenever recipes called for blending, more often than not, I tend to flip the page over. I used to fear blending. All the attachments, chunky machines, lids that are so hard to close, hard to wash areas and blades that look like they could fly out any moment…yeah, you know what I mean. Not to mention, preparing hot soup that requires blending. In the interest of time, I have once poured hot soup into a blender hoping to blend everything, only to scald myself. Blenders can be dangerous!
I feared blenders until my mom decided to get the bamix. It is really a breakthrough and I can’t imagine living without it! I now use the bamix to blend anything and like that it is really portable. It blends evenly and is able to blend nuts, for example, until it is really fine. It can even blend sugar to icing sugar. The design is unlike any other blender and features a stick design. More importantly, it is really easy to use and easy to clean.
About a month ago, my dear friend and colleague, Sheryl, told me that she had a present for Jon and I, which she felt was really apt. I had been really curious since she told me about it and although I didn’t say much to her, I was waiting with great anticipation to find out what it is. Yesterday, she came by my desk and passed it to me. It was in a brown paper bag with a note stuck to it saying “since you bake and he cooks” – its an apron, with a cooking guide by Suck UK (umm, not sure what the name’s supposed to mean)
I really love textile based materials with cooking/baking themes, especially when they are really practical. A while ago, I purchased a conversion dish towel from crate & barrel which I shared here and it has been extremely useful. I refer to it whenever I need to convert from degrees farenheit to degrees celcius and it provides just the right amount of detail I need.
The only time I tend to buy on impulse, is when I see anything that has a baking theme to it. It does not matter if it is a set of post-it notes, or gift tags, or a notebook, or kitchen towels, or even a bracelet. I just love how the designs these days incorporate baking or food motifs so beautifully!
I’m proud to be an owner of the Poketo and Crate & Barrel kitchen towels :)