I learned something about blenders this morning –


I was blending up some stuff to make beef stew and couldn’t find the little rod thingy which comes with them to help you stir the stuff up inside so I used the handle of a wooden spoon.

 I mis-judged how much of the spoon I could safely push into the blender and it just touched briefly on the rotating blades.

Our Stew is going to have a very woody flavor – and maybe will have some chewy, kind of wood-like pieces in it.

Word of warning – Blenders go through wooden spoons like kids go through candy – VERY QUICKLY!