Thursday, September 5, 2013

Mason Jars and Blenders

Did you know...

that the bottom of your blender fits on a standard size mason jar? 

I had no idea.  I just discovered it online the other day.  And I'm sorry to the person on whose page (FB) I read it; I can't seem to find it now to give them kudos. 

Just fill your jar with what you'd like to blend:

(here was the morning's smoothie recipe)
1 cup raw milk
1 banana
1 apple
1 handful of blueberries
8 med strawberries
1 raw egg (pastured!)
1 tsp chia seeds

Position the blade, rubber washer and cap on the jar, turn it over and place on your blender.

Whip it up and voila... enough for two 10-ish oz. servings.  I poured mine into a glass and Hubs had his right out of the jar.  What easy clean-up that was!

Last night I made homemade salsa with fresh garden tomatoes.  First time I have made salsa from scratch... I don't know why - just always seemed to grab a jar of it from the store when I wanted some.

I found the recipe at My Frugal Adventures and modified it just a little, as follows:

12 mini Roma tomatoes (my garden Romas are tiny... that would be 6 standard Romas)
6 yellow grape tomatoes
1/2 of a medium onion (I used yellow - use whatever kind of onion you like)
cilantro leaves from about 10 stems
1 long hot pepper
1 cherry pepper
   (jalepeno or Serrano are also appropriate, of course, but the others are what I had available)
3 large cloves garlic
juice of half of a lime, or more to taste
pinch of cayenne pepper
pinch of sea salt

Rough chop everything and toss it in your quart size jar.  Fasten the blender bottom and blades to the jar and pulse, pulse, pulse on the blender till everything is chopped and blended to your liking.

This salsa is AWESOME!  Loved it.  Can't believe I never made it from scratch before.

And I didn't have a blender pitcher to scrape and clean - just popped the top on my jar and put it in the fridge.

How cool is that?!


Anna said...

A friend posted something from your blog on Facebook, so I came here. This is really cool. I cant use it though, since I have a Vita Mix blender. But the blender is so good, that I am not complaining.

Anonymous said...

wow gotta love that

Mom said...

That is VERY cool....gotta get me some Mason jars!!