Archive for February, 2013
This post is in honor of the letter “O” and part of Jenny Matlock’s Alphabet Thursday. For more original “O” posts, please click here http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/
There is nothing quite like a bowl of hot soup on a cold winter’s night. This is one of my all time favorite soups to make (and eat!). The combination of toasted cheesy bread and brothy soup is irresistible.
1 1/2 lbs onions – peeled and sliced
3 oz butter
1 T paprika
1/2 cup flour
7 cups beef boullion
salt and pepper to taste
french bread and shredded cheese (swiss or mozzarella are my favorites)
Melt butter in large soup pot and saute onions slowly for about 2 hours
add flour and paprika, and saute for about 10 minutes more, stirring frequently
add bay leaf and bouillon or stock slowly, stirring constantly and then simmer for two hours, place in refrigerator for several hours or overnight
Heat soup, fill ovenproof bowls with soup, top with bread
a good amount of shredded cheese and broil 3 to 5 minutes or until the cheese bubbles
serve with a glass of pinot noir!
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As I approach another birthday, I have compiled a list of ten truths I have found to be essential in my life, some important, some trivial, all very real to me!
I, Rocky Mountain Woman, hold these truths to be self-evident (in my life)
1. Old Friends are the best friends
2. Family Matters
3. Don’t try to color your own hair
4. Go to the doctor and dentist regularly – is it just me or are doctors getting younger and younger?
5. Stay out of the sun when you can and use sunscreen when you can’t
6. Animals can add a great deal of satisfaction to your life
7. A cup of really good coffee is worth the extra expense over crappy coffee
8. Buy quality when you can
9. Buy locally when you can
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This post is in honor of the letter “N” and part of Jenny Matlock’s Alphabet Thursday. For more neat “N” posts, please click here http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/
Toast is Nigel Slater’s memoir and the basis of a British film by the same name (I haven’t seen the movie, but plan on doing so shortly). It’s irreverent, snarky and unexpected and just an all around good read. Nigel comes off sometimes as a bit whiny, which actually adds to the fun. I missed this book and movie when they first came out. I’m not sure what I was doing at the time, but it must have been all consuming, because I don’t usually miss these sort of things.
The story takes us from Mr. Slater’s early days with his mother’s hit and miss cooking, but ladylike ways and gentle manner to his stepmother’s wonderful cooking, but more common ways, through his days at cooking school and working in various hotels and restaurants. It was a wild ride full of good and bad food, friends and enemies, ups and downs, just like Mr. Slater’s life and the lives of most of us.
It is the story of someone who was obsessed by food at a very early age and whose memories are mostly defined by food. I’m betting many of you out there can relate to that, I know I can.
There are recipes, of course as with most good food memoir.
If you’ve read the book and seen the movie already, you’re ahead of me (as usual). If you haven’t, you really should. You’ll be glad you did. I promise.
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