Monday, April 27, 2015

Vitamix Recipe of the Day: Vitamix Classic Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup -Creamy and Delicious, A Spring Time Classic!

 Vitamix Spring Recipe: Classic Tomato Soup

Now that the cold weather is behind us, it's time to look forward to everything spring has to offer from the trees blooming to the birds chirping. As is often the case, this time of the year may show rapid swings in temperature and weather patterns may be erratic and you're often left wondering what might be appropriate for dinner depending on the weather. The classic tomato soup is never a wrong choice and it's very simple to make in your Vitamix, just follow our easy recipe!


  • 1 1/2 cups water.
  • Five (5) to six (6) fresh, diced tomatoes (any variety) or one (1) 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes.
  • One (1) medium sized carrot.
  • 2.6 oz package of oil packed, sun dried tomatoes.
  • Two (2) tablespoons peeled, diced onion
  • One (1) garlic clove, peeled
  • Two (2) tablespoons of fresh thyme springs (leaves only if springs are woody and thick.)
  • One (1) teaspoon fresh oregano
  • One (1) tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 vegetable bouillon cube
  • 1/2 teaspoon flax meal 
  • 1/2 cup whole milk, unsweetened plain almond milk, or rice milk. Room temperature.


  1. Place all of the ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid tightly.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn Machine On and Slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to high.
  4. Blend for 6 minutes 30 seconds, using tamper only if needed, until mixture is hot and steam is seen escaping the vent on the lid. Serve.

This recipe has been written for the Vitamix 5200 with Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.


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Friday, December 5, 2014

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

1840 Farm Review and special LIMITED TIME ONLY discount on the Vitamix 750

Hello everyone! Our friends at 1840 Farm have been testing out the Vitamix Professional 750 and have discovered how much they love it! Please be sure to check out their blog for their review of the 750 and SAVE BIG with a limited time only discount! Thanks for choosing JL Hufford this holiday season!  Click the image below to visit 1840 Farm and save even more this Christmas season!

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide: Le Creuset French Oven

Le Creuset 6.75 Quart Enameled Cast Iron Round French Oven

This holiday season we'll be releasing a series of videos designed to make you holiday shopping experience much simpler! We'll be showing you a variety of different pieces that would make a perfect gift for the gourmet lover in your life. First, we'd like to introduce the Le Creuset French Oven, also known as a Dutch Oven, this beautiful pan is perfect for slow cooking roasts, even giving you the ability to brown those roasts before you add liquid. This beautiful pan features 100% high quality cast iron construction, and is enameled for a beautiful and long lasting finish. This pan is available in a variety of sizes and vivid colors to fit your kitchen perfectly.

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Three Most Important Kitchen Knives - With Chef Mike from Wusthof

If you're knife shopping for loved ones this year and feel like there are just too many options to choose from, you are not alone. It seems like there are about 10 different versions of the same style of blade, and that's mostly true. While cutlery makers keep coming up the the next "must-have knife," there are some knives that should definitely be in every kitchen.

We asked Chef Mike Garaghty, Wuthof's corporate chef, to come out to Lafayette and helps us all understand more about Wusthof knives and what every kitchen needs. Watch the video to hear him say it better than we can, but every home chef should have, at the very least, a cook's knife, a serrated knife, and a paring knife. Wusthof even offers a conveniently packaged set which includes all three, the Classic 3 Piece Starter Set.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Vitamix SNL Spoof

Did you catch this hilarious Vitamix Spoof on SNL a few weeks ago, we thought it was hilarious!

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J.L. Hufford – Now Recognized as Google Trusted Store

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J.L. Hufford, industry leaders in gourmet coffee, tea and high quality housewares, was recently selected to join the Google Trusted Stores program. To help shoppers identify online merchants that offer a great shopping experience, the Google Trsuted Store badge is awarded to e-commerce sites that demonstrate a track record of on-time shipping and excellent customer service.

Now, when visiting the J.L. Hufford website, you can hover over the Google Trusted Store badge and see metrics on our store’s shipping and customer service performance. J.L. Hufford has 100% rating for top quality customer service and a 98% excellence rating for on-time shipping.

J.L. Hufford has long been the internet’s premiere retailer of gourmet coffee, gourmet tea and the highest quality house wares, cookware, cutlery and more. We have always striven to provide our customers with the highest levels of service featuring a personal touch that other companies simply cannot provide. Being accepted into the Google Trusted Stores program provides you, the customer, absolute confidence in our Customer Service and Shipping habits and demonstrates our commitment to giving you only the finest quality at the best prices!

As an added benefit, when you make a purchase at our store, you now have the option to select free purchase protection from Google. In the highly unlikely event of an issue with your purchase, you can now request Google’s help, and Google will work with J.L. Hufford and you, the customer, to address the issue in a timely fashion. As part of this new program, Google offers up to $1,000 lifetime purchase protection for eligible purchases.

We hope that you’ll take advantage of this new, free program with J.L. Hufford and as always shop with the highest confidence that you’ll be getting the highest quality customer service and shipping service available. At J.L. Hufford, you can truly Discover Gourmet!

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