There are many things I've been trying to cook lately that require a blender. Well, nothing requires a blender, but they certainly make things less labor intensive. Anyone ever try to make hummus by smashing chick peas in a mortar and pestle? Crush fresh cinnamon and nutmeg to dust? Chop all the salsa components or make smoothies by force of will alone? I have tried all of these with varying success lately and I'll tell you what, I appreciate blenders more for it.
So the other day I made my way over to Bhat Betini to pick up a blender. One of the best purchases I have made since coming to Kathmandu. Papaya lassies, strawberry smoothies, diced herbs and vegetables, smooth humus, and finely ground spices.
Now if only we had power to run it most of the time.