2/21/10

Our Hamilton Beach food processor has these settings: Pulse, Grate, Quick Clean, Grind, Stir, Beat, Aerate, Shred, Puree, Blend, Crumb, Liquefy, Chop, Frappe, Mix, Hi, and Lo; but no matter which button I pressed, it just made a loud noise and didn't really chop my Poblano peppers and cilantro (I was making Rick Bayless green chorizo) so I stuck the knife in to nudge some chunks into the whizzing blade and peered into the blender to see what the problem was and then, just as the blade whacked the knife, it dawned on me how stupid I was being-- so I closed it up and shook it for a while and then it finally chopped the stuff up (real time update! my wife just walked in and told me that it's not a "food processor," it's a "blender," and that's why I was having so much trouble . . . you learn something new every day).

4 comments:

zoltan said...

Evolution at work.

Dave said...

actually when the organism changes during its own life, it's lamarckism. my children will be genetically disposed to make the same stupid mistakes.

zoltan said...

I meant that the knife/blender combo would explode and take you out of the gene pool, but you've already procreated (twice even!) so I guess it wouldn't matter. Lamarck gets a bum rap. He didn't have the benefit of Gregor Mendel and his pea pods, so how the hell was Lamarck supposed to know that you can alter your body but it won't change your kids' bodies?

Terrence said...

You were making "Rick Bayless green chorizo"??? Only a true gringo would make that.

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