February is when I miss the summer months, the time of year filled with produce we can eat raw: tomatoes and cucumbers and lettuce and sweet peppers. The time of year when fresh herbs are abundant, ready to season any dinner. February is the darkest month of winter. Not literally, I know; the days have [...]
‘Tis the season for colds and flus. The season for sniffly noses, coughs and fevers. Dan stayed home sick with a fever yesterday, and I feel like I’m starting to come down with something. In a desperate attempt to get (Dan)/stay (me) well for the holidays, we’ve both been downing orange juice, clementines and lots [...]
I fell in love with soba noodles this summer. I went blueberry picking one Saturday morning, and less than thirty minutes in, my skirt was sticking to my legs and I had already drunk the water I had brought to the fields with me. I contemplated lunch as I picked. Sandwiches were out, as we [...]
Last week, Dan called to tell me he was starting the drive back to Ithaca from Columbus. “If I were already home, I’d have to take a sick day. I feel horrible. Instead, I have to drive for 7 hours.” Poor Dan. In an attempt to make him feel better after driving for that long [...]
I know what you’re thinking, so I’ll just say it for you: this soup isn’t very pretty. But bear with me here. This soup is only an ugly color because of the pumpkin and cilantro combination, two flavors that go together surprisingly well. Who knew? This soup is the perfect way to combine those end-of-the-summer [...]
The summer after my senior year of high school, I had my wisdom teeth removed. My dad had to help me out to the car, as I was still woozy from the anaesthetic. I climbed out of the car as he went to open the garage, and nearly passed out on the hood of our [...]
Thick, creamy pumpkin soup. Another fantastic sick-day meal.
You’ll notice that this recipe is very similar to my Creamy Potato & Broccoli Soup. Why? Because I finally nailed the method for making a perfect cream soup, without the cream, that’s why!
Creamy Potato and Broccoli Soup 1/4 c whole wheat flour 1/4 c extra virgin olive oil 4 c vegetable stock 1 lb potatoes, peeled and chopped (about 4 small potatoes) 1 head broccoli 1 c milk Salt, to taste Pepper, to taste Your favorite vinaigrette, for topping
…Reduce to a simmer and allow to cook for 30-45 minutes, until the broccoli is fork-tender.