Sunday, January 31, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Now I have to think about the cake!
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
When I decided to make it I thought, "What are my favorite things right now?" The answer was folk prints and ocean creatures...you can't get better than that. So I decided to go with that theme.
This month features a radiolarian. Enjoy!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I also love warm soup in the winter. George and I have been making this vegetable soup a lot and I never get tired of it.
Here is the recipe:
1-2 cloves garlic
3 stalks celery
1 carton vegetable stock
3-4 fistfuls spinach
1 container mushrooms
Cheese and/or sour cream for topping
Pour olive oil into large pot (enough to thinly coat bottom of pan - maybe 4-5 tablespoons). Slice garlic, celery, onions and carrots and cook in olive oil until softened (about 5-7 minutes). Add entire carton of vegetable stock. Fill vegetable stock carton with water and add to pot. Bring to a boil and then simmer for at least an hour. Add spinach (if you like spinach you can really add quite a bit). Let spinach wilt. At this point I like to grind it with a hand grinder to make it a smooth consistency. You can just leave it if you like it chunky. Add mushrooms and cook until they are soft (5-10 minutes). Serve hot and top with cheese or sour cream.
This recipe is very flexible. I add random (often unidentifiable) vegetables from the CSA and it always turns out delicious. You can also add chicken or turkey if you have it.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Our kitchen is freezing so I thought this might help a little. The problem is our kitchen has no heat source. I think it used to have a radiator, but right now the only way head enters is when it slowly seeps in from the other rooms. Also, all the outer walls in our house are plaster directly on brick. So there is no insulation in the walls. Oh, the joys of older homes!