“Super Bowl” of Soup

“The Super Bowl”, although women participate in the festivities, in my mind, this day belongs to men drinking beer and screaming at the TV screen. Although I have hosted many Super Bowl parties in the past AND many an Anti-Super bowl parties (for women  only!)…In both cases you can usually find me in the kitchen whipping up some snacks. 

This year I decided to challenge myself by foraging thru the fridge and see what I could make with the tons of food that was hidden in there!

This first round of ingredients looked like an interesting soup to me. I love making soups out of  leftover ingredients!

The most 

interesting combination being, the Ginger and Tumeric as a flavor

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Now lets move on to some onions (large Bermuda) and some garlic cloves

sautéed these down in some olive oil.

Add some small diced Tumeric and Ginger

Then add the herbs

I used Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme!!!!!( Paul Simon line)haha!, but what ever you have to give an herby background to the flavor.

I let all this cook in the broth for a while maybe 1/2 hour; the I used a small pasta. small shells or Dilanti  whatever you have.. Let cook until pasta tender. Add salt and fresh ground pepper to taste.You may need to add more chicken broth if the pasta soaks up too much of the broth.

Delicious!!!!

OK what goes with a great Soup … How about a great sandwich!!!

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Falling For You

I’m not ready! According to the calendar we are in fall but it was sunny and in the 70’s last weekend on  Fire Island. The day trippers were gone. The diehards; (owners), are here. Its quiet and beautiful. I grabbed my clippers and went around snipping fall foliage from all the neighborhood yards. The rainbow colors of the foliage and the crisp feel in the air, as sad as it was, that summer is over, was awe inspiring. Continue reading