Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Smoothie Scrumpdiddlyumptiousness

I would be willing to bet money on the fact that there is no one out there who cares about what I am about to write. But it’s my blog, so I’m going to write it. Today I made a fruit smoothie. (!!!). Why, you might ask, does this even matter to you? Well, I would reply, just for the very fact that you cannot get fruit smoothies in Iasi. No Jamba Juice. No kiosk at your local fitness center whipping up protein shakes. Nada. If you’re lucky, you know of the small handful of places that serve homemade lemonade, but yea, that’s about it. But I decided to be proactive. As I put together the pieces of information that a) I once saw a food processor out back in the garage and b) I once saw frozen berries at the grocery store and c) yogurt and juice are bountiful, cheap, and yummy here, well, it was only a matter of time before I kicked my butt into gear. That happened today and I made my first ever smoothie in Romania. Plus one for my roommate who was pleasantly surprised to find that the thick pink liquid in the glass was in fact quite scrumptious. I used fresh mango (rare to find a good one here, but this was the best one I’ve had), frozen strawberries, apricot yogurt, and a bit of mixed fruit juice. Oh man was it ever deliciously fabulously wonderful! No more, no less. I look forward to making another one tomorrow with my remaining strawberries. Like some guy named Willy once said, Scrumdiddlyumptious!


Karen Connor said...

I think you might be on to something here...if you ever run out of funds...or really just want to open like...a smoothie stand on campus :)

Caley said...

I just read your twitter that said you were making tacos without torillas. You should totally make your own. Since I've been living in a (basically) breadless country- I had to become way more creative in the kitchen. 1 cup of flour, a dash of salt, 1/5 cup water- mix, let sit for one hour. roll out (with a wine bottle if you don't have a rolling pin) and heat in a pan without oil. As long as you don't get too much water- it's pretty easy. Mine are never circular, but that hardly matters. That is a half recipe that makes about 6 or 7 small size torillas. Just keep the ratio the same and you can make as many as you need!