Do any of you own a Vitamix? Oh dear god. A friend of ours gave Carson one for his birthday which, come on, was really a present for me. Sure, he'll probably make a blended drink once or twice a year BUT I WILL USE IT EVERY DAY FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. Holy money balls, I just googled it and noticed that it is not cheap. Listen up: are you getting married? Having a baby? REGISTER FOR IT. It is unlike any blender you will ever experience. You can puree vegetables and garlic and cream and whatnot, flip a switch, and IT WILL TURN INTO A NICE, HOT, COOKED SOUP! I am over-using the caps lock, can't help it. I made the Miso Dressing (above) from Gwyneth's cookbook and in 10 seconds it was the perfect consistency.
Vitamix, are you listening? I love you. I would wear you as a hat on my head, if that weren't so dangerous.
(photo by Katy)