I made a smoothie. I had a hard time finding a beverage recipe from Mark Bittman. Okay, so I didn't try that hard. I only searched on the internet one afternoon for about 15 minutes.
What I found was an article--with an accompanied video--in the NYTimes, for a smoothie. It was dated December 5th, 2207.
To be honest, before IHCC, I had never had much of a cooking relationship with Mark Bittman. I think once last winter or the winter before, I came upon a PBS show where he was traveling with Mario Batalli. I watched a bit of it, but it was in the middle of the program and I had things to do and I just had to walk away.
Today tho....I watched the video. I loved it. What I loved was him...and his personality. I mean, really, the smoothie was nothing stand-out, ( although it was really good, but smoothies are a dime a dozen )but I really enjoyed listening to him.
While searching for a beverage recipe, I kept coming across the word "minimalist" connected to Mark Bittman. In the back of my mind, I kept thinking....hmmmm that's interesting, I have a cookbook somewhere with minimalist in the title.
Look!! Look what I found on my own bookshelf! It's like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz---Happiness is in our own backyards, or bookshelves!
As you all know--since you follow me regularly--(I wanted to make you feel the guilt) a couple of months ago I bought Bittman's "How to Cook Everything", which I really am enjoying, but...BUT, finding another of his cookbooks on my shelf is like opening an early Christmas gift. I'm so excited. I've glanced thru it and it looks great.
Oh Happy Day!
I got off track! This weeks IHCC theme is "Can I Have a Sip?"
Where those of us who are participating, are making a beverage inspired by Cookbook Author, Mark Bittman. If you watch the video, will you notice that I did exactly what Bittman did.
I blended some Milk, Orange Juice, sliced fresh peaches and half a frozen banana.
Mine was a little bit runnier than his, but...it was very tasty.