Five Years Later
It’s true, this blog turns five years old today!
As ledgend has it, it all started when I took a food writing class and one of our assignments was to start a food blog……you know….just to learn how to do it, set it up and the like.
I wonder how many people from the class still have theirs?
I’ll admit I’ve been a little lax with it over the last year, maybe two years, but not because I don’t like it. It’s more a case of just running out of food to write about……or is it?
The real truth? My computer is really really old and slow and drives me crazy, because believe it or not, writing a blog is kind of involved. Adding pictures and formating and all that stuff. So when your computer it crap, it is very discouraging and a great deterrent.
I know, just get a new damn computer! I really suck at that. I have tried so many times and just always chicken out, so worried I will get the wrong thing. This one may be really slow, but at least I know how to use it!
The very first blog was called ” Can you really make pasta with a Juicer” and was featured right here on February 19th, 2011.
So I thought how better to commemorate the occasion than by seeing if I can “Make nut butter in a juicer”?
Natural nut butters are very expensive in the store. Admittedly, so are nuts, but not as expensive as the pre-squished ones! So why not make your own?
Well, sometimes because it is easier said than done.
I’ve tried making it a few times in Vitamix, the Cadillac of blenders. I think on the right setting Vitamix might even be able to do your taxes! But for nut butter, it grinds it well enough but because of the shape you really lose a lot of product that gets gummed up down in the blade area.
So then I tried the plain old food processor. This seems to work well on most occasions, but on this one, something went wrong. Perhaps it was because I was using frozen nuts? Not sure what the problem was, but it just simply didn’t want to stick together and become creamy.
So after grinding away at it for way too long, I looked up and spied the juicer sitting there. I know that the juicer comes with a “blank” attachement, the same one I used to make the pasta.
I scooped the nuts out of the food processor and stuffed it down the feeder chute of the juicer……..
What came out……was even more dry and unpleasant than what had been at the bottom of the processor.
But that’s the thing about food blogs, they don’t always have to be about the successes. Sometimes it is good to share one’s failures as well. You know, to spare the reader the same misfortune.
I tried to eat it anyway……but it really wasn’t very good.
The point of all this?
Blogging is fun. Who ever would have thought that any ol body, any ol where, can write about whatever nonsense is going on with them, and someone, some where WILL read it!!
Happy Blogaversary to me!