Sunday, September 18, 2011

Cobbled Together Soup

I went to the market yesterday (it was a cool morning, I had to wear a jacket). I bought some kale, the first appearence of 'greens' there. I had been looking for several weeks.  So I decided to make soup. 
I took the 1/2 pound of kale I bought and sauteed it with 1/2 a frenched onion in my small dutch oven.  When the kale was limp I added 2 cups beef broth, a can of white cannellini beans, and 1/4 section of a kielbasa I had in the freezer. I ate some for supper with a slice of toasted ciabatta. Good.

Saturday, September 10, 2011


I trimmed my basil plants and made pesto yesterday.  For supper, I had cheese raviolis tossed with pesto and a slice of crusty cheese bread.

by Beth Ann Fennelly
Open House: Poems 'Why I Can't Cook for Your Self-Centered Architect Cousin"

2 cups Basil
3 cloves Garlic
1/4 cup Pine Nuts
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon Salt

Whirl in blender until smooth.

Note: I found I had to add more olive oil to get the consistency I desired.

Friday, September 09, 2011

September 9, 2011

September 9, 1961