Friday, October 20, 2006
Inspirations from The Joy of Cooking & My Fridge
It’s Fall and the weather’s been all over the map – rainy… cool…warm…..so naturally it’s also cold season and my Honey gave me his. Wasn’t that sweet? Anyway, what’s better when you’re feeling fluish than some soothing soup?
I also was feeling bad that I’ve only tried one recipe from The Joy of Cooking(I often feel unnecessarily guilty when I’m sickly) and I had a craving for some sort of a leek and mushroom soup. So I turned to the soup section and found a few varieties of potato leek soup, but I’m trying to avoid potatoes and flour – The South Beach Diet, after all…. and so I used the book more for quantities and timing and the just looked through my fridge for ingredients. The Swiss Chard appealed to me, so that got added to the pot and I really wanted some fresh thyme to heighten the woodsy flavor of the cremini mushrooms. Unfortunately the thyme was growing some sinister looking mold – yuch! So I opted for dried thyme instead.
Between the thyme, leeks and Swiss Chard, I’m ready for this week’s Weekend Herb Blogging Event. I love Kalyn of Kalyn’s Kitchen for thinking it up and glad to note that Pat from Up a Creek Without a PatL is hosting this time around.
So without further ado, pick up a spoon and share a bowl with me…..
Related links: Food and Drink recipes Weekend Herb Blogging soup South Beach Diet vegetarian