Thursday, June 14, 2007

I Bless this New Blender and All who Puree in Her...

First you cook the pumpkins... (with your home-made chicken stock from last night's roast chicken, oh you are such a Domestic Goddess this week.)

Make sure you wash the New Blender with warm soapy water etc. You could also pat dry with soft cloth. Or you could figure that the rinse was good enough. How holy does a Domestic Goddess have to be?

Pour the hot stuff into the New Blender. Experienced bloggers (like moi) will also remember to wipe up all the spillages before taking the photos.

If you attempt to read the instructions during your first use of the blender, you may will discover that switching the Power Button on means that when you press Button 4 (to puree) the New Blender will spring into action immediately. It will be just luck that at this stage you are right next to it, meaning you can slam your hand onto the lid before too much pumpkin puree flies into the atmosphere. At this point, make sure you wipe everything down again before proceeding with photography.

Serve with a dash of cream and fresh chives (from own herb garden if possible). Photograph lovingly, then eat! Multi-taskers may like to scoff it down whilst bragging about domestic achievements to cyber-space.


The following Meme is brought to you today courtesy of the lovely Liz. It's an exercise in succinctness.

One-Word Responses Meme

1. Where is your cell phone? Bench
2. Relationship? Fixed
3. Your hair? Red
4. Work? Dancing
5. Your sister? Juggling

6. Your favourite thing? Sons
7. Your dream last night? Tangled
8. Your favourite drink? Tea
9. Your dream car? Petrol-less
10. The room you're in? Messy

11. Your shoes? Dancing
12. Your fears? Many
13. What do you want to be in 10 years? Dancing
14. Who did you hang out with this weekend? Family
15. What are you not good at? Navigating

16. Muffin? Please
17. Wish list item? Studio
18. Where you grew up? Spacious
19. The last thing you did? Cooked
20. What are you wearing? Stripeysocks

21. What are you not wearing? Lipstick
22. Your pet? Missed
23. Your computer? Dinosaur
24. Your life? Wonderful
25. Your mood? Content

26. Missing? Pet
27. What are you thinking about? Choreography
28. Your car? Park-able
29. Your kitchen? Tiled
30. Your summer? Dry

31. Your favourite colour? Purple
32. Last time you laughed? Today
33. Last time you cried? Then
34. School? Parent
35. Love? Plenty

I've added one more question. Just 'cos.

36. Tag? Crafty


  1. Ooooh! Ahhhh! I now have Blender Envy!

  2. Oh that pumkin soup looks sooo yuummy!!
    Nice meme answers.

  3. Oh yum! That pumpkin soup looks delicious!

    The blender looks very high-tech. I think my old one had just two buttons - low speed and hi such luxury as a "puree" button.

  4. Nice looking blender you have there ... oh, nice looking soup too!

  5. Power tools abound at your place.
    I'd like some soup - I'm very cold right now, but I imagine that you are colder.

  6. Ooh noice :)

    Curious about your dream now - why tangled?

  7. Yay pumpkin soup! Blender looks pretty sharp too...

  8. Dear Domestic Goddess

    Thank you for agreeing to act as domestic goddess at Chez My Float for the foreseeable future. I can't pay you, but I promise not to throw mobiles at you a la Naomi Campbell. Or Russell Crowe.

    Yours sincerely

    The domestically impaired

    PS. Please bring the blender. And herbs from your garden. And the boys - LC would love them. Oh, and Nell. Thank you so much.

  9. Nice bout of domesticity, very nice blender, very, very nice soup. Yeah, you did the meme.

  10. Aren't you getting all Nigella with your fancy gifts!!!!!! Soup looks delicious...

  11. Thanks for the visit and nice comments over at The Stuff. That soup looks delish, as does that fancy blender!

  12. You just -had- to make it with real chicken stock didn't you? Just in case I popped over for a taste hmmm?
    Oooh! My first real tag!

  13. new chrome toys always make the best food

  14. Soup looks fabulous!!
    I stole your meme too!

  15. Oooh, that looks delicious. It won't be pumpkin season for quite some time around these parts. Hopefully by then, I'll have a new gasket whatsit for my blender. I warped mine.

    That blender is lovely. I'm a sucker for all things chrome.


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