Blenders With Culinary Skills
Blenders that cook soup and keep frozen drinks cold for hours. Entertaining made easy.
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This Vita-Mix Professional Series is not your average blender: It can turn raw vegetables into piping hot soup in a matter of minutes. The stainless steel blade generates speeds up to 240 mph, creating enough friction to bring soup up to serving temperature. Throw in fresh soup ingredients and you’ll get a steaming hot soup in minutes. The blender's other tricks include juicing, grinding, kneading dough and even making ice cream.
Professional Series: Vita-Mix
Web site: www.theprofessionalseries.com
Available for purchase from these online retailers:
Web site: www.surlatable.com
Web site: www.neimanmarcus.com
Web site: www.kitchen-universe.com
Web site: www.cooking.com
Web site: www.metrokitchen.com
Featured Recipe: Tomato Blue Cheese Soup
24 oz. organic whole peeled tomatoes in juice
1 cup Wisconsin buttermilk blue cheese
2 cloves garlic, peeled
2 cups fresh basil
1 cup heavy cream
Salt and pepper to taste
Place all ingredients in Vita-Mix.
Start on variable speed 5, then turn Vita-Mix to high setting.
Soup will be hot and ready to serve in five minutes.
The new Oster Blue Chill freezer jar is perfect for home entertaining. The double-wall insulated jar is filled with a freezable liquid that keeps frozen drinks icy cold for up to six hours. Now you can spend less time blending and more time out by the pool with your guests. Just freeze the jar for super-cold margaritas, piña coladas, fruity daiquiris or frosty milkshakes. The Blue Chill jar makes an attractive serving pitcher and fits on most Oster blenders.
Oster Blue Chill Blender Jar
Web site: www.oster.com
Available from www.oster.com and www.target.com, or wherever Oster Blenders are sold.
Sample Recipe: Berry Blue Smoothie
2 cups fresh or slightly thawed frozen blueberries
1 container (8 ounces) low fat vanilla yogurt
1 cup milk
1 can (6 ounces) unsweetened pineapple juice
3 tablespoons honey
1-1/2 cups ice cubes (about 16 cubes)
Place blueberries, yogurt, milk, pineapple juice and honey in an Oster Blue Chill freezer jar.
Place jar on blender, cover and blend at medium speed until smooth.
Increase speed to high and add ice cubes, a few at a time, until finely crushed.
Serve and enjoy.
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