Soup on the brain…

November 4th, 2010

Last week I went on a soup making craze. I made four different types with great fall vegetables… sweet potato, pumpkin, butternut squash and, oh, tomato… then I froze them… I love coming home from a long day and being able to heat up some soup… this was my own creation… I wanted to try the Grains of Paradise… they were peppery and very good with butternut squash…

Butternut Squash and Grains of Paradise Soup
1 roasted butternut squash
1 onion, chopped
1 tps. olive oil
1 in ginger, sliced
1 cup apple cider
3 cups vegetable broth
1 tsp. grains of paradise, cracked
Salt and pepper

1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
2. Saute the onions and ginger until soft.
3. Add the butternut squash, grains of paradise, apple cider and vegetable broth.
4. Bring to a simmer and simmer until the liquid reduces. Puree the soup. If it is too liquidy, continue to simmer until it is the consistency you want.

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A Lazy Sunday Morning with French Toast…

October 3rd, 2010

I love cooking… yep, I know, that’s a shock!  I cooked a delicious dinner yesterday for my friends…

It was going to be for the third round of Project Food Blog but unfortunately I didn’t make it…but no matter, I cooked anyway. It was a lovely day of chopping, dicing, simmering, stirring, tasting, relaxing… I loved it!

Dinner turned out great… although I’m exhausted so you will have to wait on the photographs and recipes… This morning I made some delicious Challah French Toast from A Homemade Life… a cookbook that I’ve enjoyed reading and will soon give you a review…

Also, up soon is a giveaway.  I really appreciate everyone’s support for me for Project Food Blog and want to hold a giveaway as a thank you… so please, stay tuned!

Finally, I didn’t make the Pear-Maple Cobblers for Project Pastry Queen this weekend. However, please check out Pink Parsley for the recipe and visit the Project Pastry Queen page to see how the other bloggers did.

So, now, back to my coffee… Have a great relaxing Sunday!

Green Curry for Dinner… yum!

September 15th, 2010

mmm… great dinner of Green Chicken Curry... next time though… I’d like it a little spicier…