Hey there. Thanks for visiting my site! I’m Cate Thompson, a blending fanatic based in Arizona.
I like to think of myself as a typical American woman. I work full-time, I take care of my kids (with the help of my wonderful husband Simon), and I love staying healthy and exercising. My life was turned upside down a few years ago, though. I went to the ER with what I thought was back pain, but it turned out that my appendix had exploded.
It was the most painful time of my life – and the recovery period was long and arduous. I could barely eat solid food in the aftermath as it hurt my stomach so much, and I couldn’t get out and exercise either. This meant that I was gaining weight, and I was left feeling pretty unhappy.
They say that what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger though, and that’s certainly true in my case. I discovered the simple joy of blending during my recovery period, and I haven’t looked back since. I mastered a whole range of recipes and techniques, and through experimentation, I now consider myself an expert in smoothies, pulsing and liquid lunches.
What followed was a passionate hobby (some might say an obsession!) with all things related to blending. I have amassed quite a collection of different appliances and learned all the traits and foibles connected to the many and varied blender manufacturers out there.
I think I have bent the ear of my husband and friends about the subject as much as they can stand, however. With this in mind, I decided to start BlenderTastic.com. Here, you will find a range of reviews, articles and general hints and tips surrounding blenders.
I hope you enjoy your stay here and find the answers to any questions you may have related to blending. Never be shy about reaching out with any questions if you’d like me to cover a particular topic.
Yours in blending,