Thursday, August 12, 2010

Making Pesto the Olde-Timey Way

It is Dusty Diary's goal to induce blender envy in you, the reader. It's actually not just some plebian "blender." It's an OSTERIZER!

Add to that that this gleaming jewel is older than I am. It has four patent numbers on the bottom relating to various parts of the machine. The newest patent is from 1961. So, assuming they were hustling to make and sell it, I'm guessing this model is from 1961-2.

Ah yes, the model. Osterizer didn't just call this the "Blendo," or the "Mixwell," or the "Smoosh-A-Moosh," nosir. This paragon was justly dubbed with the moniker

The GALAXIE TEN... TEN... Ten... ten...

(echoey voice)

This baby is Solid State! Yeah! I like that. No foofy electronics, and it weighs a lot! The carafe is thick rugged glass. AND--best part--it has a nifty Atomic Symbol on the front! It's an ATOMIC BLENDER!

Dusty D had great fun making pesto at the 10 (!) different speeds, including Frappe! Whip! Mix! Blend! Puree! LIQUEFY! (yes, that is one of the settings).

The pesto was pretty much just incidental. It was numsies though.


Dusty D said...

Two kinds of basil, lemon basil and regular old basil. Growing Hope gave us a pile of basil seed packets last spring as a lovely freebie at their May 15 sale. Those babies grew like wildfire and BOY are they aromatic.

Dusty D said...

Poop. Who deprecated the HTML font size tag? Humph. CSS snobs. Phooey.

cmadler said...

Yeah, you now have to change font sizes like this (added spaces to make the code display):

< div style="font-size:bigger;" >
Big text here
< / div >

Aren't you glad the code is now twice as long? Isn't that much more convenient.

Dusty D said...

cmadler: I managed to learn just a few scraps of html back in the day, enough to twiddle around a basic blog template and customize it. Worked fine. Then the CSS parade came by and poof, there went the relevance of what tiny bits of info I'd impressed by dint of force onto a reluctant brain. Phooey.

Ah well, so it goes. Thanks for the code.

Lisele said...

Mission accomplished, DD. I am pea green with envy.

Dusty D said...

Lisele: Ah, I was just kiddin'. :) The pesto was good. I mixed it with some chicken chunks to make a cold chicken pesto salad. Which reminds me, it's lunchtime. Nom nom!

Dusty D said...

p.s. Oh, and it makes good margaritas too, as Fritz and I discovered yesterday--mmmmm!