Tuesday, August 3, 2010

lots of cooking

a sizeable portion of my time is spent making food.
i like to see what we've got on hand
and then turn it into something really good.

much of the food below started as
delicious local produce from our weekly csa share.

last night,
i made asian kale slaw (again),
but we really love it.
(this is just the base, but it looked SO pretty)

i have made a veggie soup (stew, maybe)
i'll post my soup formula soon,
but this one has onions, garlic, green beans,
cabbage, zucchini, chard, chick peas,
canned italian tomatoes, oregano

(adding KALE - per our farmers' suggestion)
here's the trick to adding kale:
plunge it in boiling water for about 1 minute,
then squeeze out all the water you can & coarsely chop
before adding to the usual pesto gig.
{basil, kale, garlic, pine nuts, olive oil,
parmesan, half & half (makes it creamy),
salt & pepper.}

my goal is to create a "deli" in my fridge
so i don't have to cook tomorrow.

here's a peek at the people i cook for

{hello, handsome!}

me & my ducka.


Dawn said...

This all looks so delicious. I made your asian slaw today and we ate it with our dinner tonight (with lots left over)! I feel like I have cooked all day...well, I groceried shopped today too...now I am getting ready to soak my chick peas tonight and tomorrow it is HUMMUS...I finally got some tahini!! Can't wait!!

Emily said...

I would love your veggie soup recipe. Looks soooooo good!

catie said...

dawn ~ you will love the asian slaw for lunch tomorrow (the kale & cabbage are sometimes better the next day).
let me know how your hummus turns out! ♥

emily ~ i will do a soup post soon! my "recipe" always changes with what i have on hand, but the basic formula is always the same. ♥

Dianne said...

I love seeing the things you cook. Even more, I love seeing you and ducka. That last picture belongs in the teepee.

Vava (aka Virginia) said...

Ahhhh, the deli-fridge of yours! If only...

Celine's Cuisine said...

LOVE your picture with the ducky you look calm and happy! Love your cooking too.... I can smell it....yummy!

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