Here’s one of our favorite lunches. It’s quick, easy, and inexpensive, and we’re always surprised at how satisfying it is.
Monday I went to visit Nancy and Jacque of Red Hott Tomatoes. (Yep, I needed goat cheese bad enough to drive to Bowdon.) Even more fun, Chris came with me.
We had a swell time hanging with the dairy goats and a grey cat with too much personality. And meeting new chickens and rabbits. And being bowled over by the amount of work that goes into being a farmer.
Speaking of new rabbits, check out this little girl.
I have been cooking this week – not just playing with Squash and Pumpkin.
Pennsylvania Dutch Tea Thyme is a wonderful surprise! It tastes almost like black tea – maybe even better. (Now can we grow it with a little caffeine?) I had a cup with a few hyssop flowers one afternoon and really enjoyed it.
We had onion soup the other day with CSA onions and garlic but no good beef stock – only boullion. Some day, I’ll be mature enough to make real stock like this recipe calls for.
The recipe is a good weekend one. While it takes some time in the kitchen, you don’t have to watch it too closely. And any recipe that starts with caramelizing onions for 30 minutes is going to be good. That’s something you can’t rush and is totally worth it. Smells great, too.
The real reason I made the soup was to complement the beer bread. (more…)