Friday, July 16, 2010
When good things go bad
Today was a kitchen experiment disaster. They don't happen too frequently, but when they do, it's a doozy. I hate throwing out food, especially when I know I like some of the ingredients by themselves, but sometimes the concoction is so repulsive you just have to dump it.
Recently I was gifted with a Vitamix, and I love it. It can make smoothies in about a minute, which is awesome. I've been drinking a smoothie of some sort almost every morning. We were at the farmer's market last weekend and I picked up this lovely bunch of organic rainbow chard. It was so pretty. During the past week, I've been dumping some into my smoothie with the rest of the more fruity ingredients with much success. It's an easy way to get more leafy greens in my diet without having to chow down on salad all the time.
At my regular grocery they had some of the greens on sale, so I wanted to pick up some more. I've never had mustard greens before, so I grabbed a bunch. Figuring they'd be like kale, spinach, chard, etc., this morning I put a bunch of leaves into my smoothie. Big mistake.
The smoothie had the most bizarre taste ever and it burned!! If you've ever eaten radish sprouts, it's that kind of spicy weirdness that has no place in my morning fruit smoothie. To my dismay, I had used a bunch of other tasty ingredients in the smoothie like frozen cherries, banana, and strawberries, but the mustard greens were just too overpowering. I tried to plug my nose and chug it, but the spiciness in the back of my throat was horrible. I had to dump the whole thing down the drain.
Note to self: mustard greens do not belong in a smoothie.
To make matters worse, I kept having to burp after drinking that mess, which meant I had to relive the horrible experience. Blech.
Question to you: what's the worst thing that has come out of your kitchen?
And since there's not many pics this blog post, here's some from our recent hike. Have a good weekend!