Month: July 2015
I have a ton of Fennel in my yard. Front and back. I started with one plant about 6 years ago. Now I have 40!. It self seeds and spreads really easily. So I am always looking for ways to use fennel. In the spring, the bulbs are wonderful in salads. I have made a bruschetta of caramelized onion and fennel. My husband uses it on pizza sometime. In early summer, the fennel has lacy yellow flowers. Honey bees love it for the nectar. I will pick it and put in a vase. Looks really lovely. Right now the flowers are gone. The seeds are coming. I do use them for my vegan sausage. As I said though, I have a lot of plants, so that means a lot of seeds. So I went searching for new recipes. Here are what I found.
From More Time At The Table!
The heat is catching up with me. All I seem to eat these days is soup and salad. A lot of cold soups. I went looking for a salad recipe and found this. Peaches and Avocados are two of my most favorite foods. So much so, that I have both a peach and avocado tree in my yard. I especially love the color of this dish. Peach-Avocado Salad with Basil. Enjoy!
My husband Jim, loves soup. To him, it’s the ultimate in comfort food. He would eat it every day and I think for every meal if I let him. I won’t let him. I asked him today what he wanted for dinner. It’s 95 degrees out. What do you think his answer was? Soup. So, he’s getting soup. LOL.
Anna Thomas’s French Lentil Soup with Roasted Carrots and Mint is one of his favorites. It’s from her book “Love Soup”. It’s hot soup(thank you for a/c!). If you don’t want it now, please save the recipe for later. You won’t regret it!
I loved this post! Cooking is about more than getting dinner on the table! It helps us learning about our world, ourselves, and the people we are with. dea. My husband and I always spend time together on cooking. And with traveling we always tried to learn about the cuisine of the area. It enriched our experiences.
When our son could, we intentionally got him involved. Usually my son’s job was to direct us. He also would help with preparing the veggies. Or peeling shrimp. The problem is that half of that food would end up in his mouth and the cats would get some of it too!
My son loved this part of our day. And he felt important. That he mattered. And he learned that he could make a contribution to our family.
That was a wonderful time for us. If you have children, get them involved! Thanks for this post!