(I'm pretty sure this is only exciting for myself, I warn you.)
My birthday/Christmas present from my in-laws arrived this week: a food processor, to replace the broken-down third-hand Cuisinart that's older than I am. (I now have an at-least-thirty-years-newer version of the processor that I already had, which is nice because the old blades and base fit the new stuff, and so if anything breaks after the warranty's up, I can just mix and match.)
So, we decided to give this new food processor a try on Monday night, to see how it works compared to our old one. (My hope: "Hooray! It works the same, except that we don't need to use popsicle sticks to hold the work bowl together.") We made my borscht, because I always use the food processor to chop up all the beets, carrots and onions before I start cooking them. I let the thing run until it was all chopped evenly, expecting that it would do the same as the old one, and give me a whole bunch of small pieces of vegetables.
The thing pureed it all. It pureed raw beets and carrots. Without any liquid added. Turned it all into a thick purple paste. What the what?! How is that even possible?
I feel mad with power now. I have the ability to puree raw carrots: the world had better watch out.