Jun 19, 2010
As often as I've baked bread, I've never made 'Homemade Soft Pretzels' until today. I was planning to bake some bread and having just seen a recipe that Alton Brown had posted on the internet, I used it as my guide but then (you know me) I went about and changed the recipe. The first alteration was that I used a sourdough bread recipe and then I decided to add garlic powder, onions and herbs. Oh yeah - very good choice! The recipe calls for boiling them first then baking ... and I must say they turned out GREAT!!
Jun 16, 2010
I'm flattered when people ask for a recipe but I very seldom use recipes myself. But God help the person who tries to take my cookbooks from me! I guess you could say I just 'preview' recipes using them as my guide - but then I do as I please and cook by trial and error. But with that said here's my version of Cream of Asparagus Soup:
Flying by the Seat of my Pants Cream of Asparagus Soup
1 can chicken broth
1 bunch of asparagus
1 small onion
1 tblsp minced garlic
Cut asparagus to bite size, add to broth and cook until tender. Add chopped onion and minced garlic. In another pan melt about 3 tablespoons of butter, adding enough flour to make a rue. Add milk to the rue to make a thickening sauce. Pour the sauce into the broth/asparagus pan adding milk as desired. Season to taste. Puree if desired to make it creamier. We prefer ours with the asparagus chunks. (note: canned asparagus can be substituted for fresh)
Imagine if you will a chef with a little more hair, minus the mustache!
Sad to say, the chin stays!
Jun 9, 2010
Jun 5, 2010
As we were finishing up the chore of planting garden we spotted a Cedar Waxwing. What a nice surprise! She was carrying some "stuff" so we watched to see where she was headed and sure enough she has a nest in one of the trees in our yard. As she went to her new abode, we also spotted her hubby keeping close gaurd.