Friday, August 20, 2010

Unexpected finds!

A Smoothie.

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, was very tasty.


Brenda said...

I wish I could find one of his cookbooks on my bookshelf, lol! Hope you're having a great Friday!

girlichef said...

Ha! How funny is that =)!! Sounds like something I would is like Christmas- how wonderful! And I say, the smoothies, the merrier!

Let me ask you...a friend mine has the Updated version of HTCE and she promises me there is NO beverage chapter in there. I have the first edition and there IS a chapter on beverages. Which edition is yours...and does it have a beverage chapter!?

Kate said...

Sounds great! I have found some forgotten treasures is like Christmas each time!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

I have been enjoying getting to know Bittman better these months too - can you believe that the six months are coming to a close in October? We start voting on the next chef/cook in September.

The smoothie looks so very refreshing and delicious - perfect for me to use up my abundance of peaches.

Jenny said...

Smoothies are something I could have every day. Love them.

Karen said...

How fun that you found the book! Barry likes smoothies - he likes them for breakfast.

Debinhawaii said...

It is always great to find unexpected treats in the bookshelves. Your smoothie looks delicious too.

Couscous & Consciousness said...

That's a great looking smoothie, and what a bonus coming across "hidden treasure" on your bookshelves :-)

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