Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sunshine, Food (of course!) and I think we're heading home

You'll notice something strange about the next few's not raining! All in all, just a few random food posts and some ponderings.

One being--I'd never really baked eggs before outside of casseroles and cakes--this time, it ended up not being quite ideal. The yolks set a little too hard. Regardless, it was magnificently convenient and can be perfected, I'm sure. Here are Sunday's eggs thrown into our "cookie sheet" after the potatoes were pretty much done.
I have made this soup many times before, but nothing quite beats a zucchini tomato soup when you happen to have fresh zukes and tomatoes ;)

Basic recipe--one onion, 2-3 zukes, as many tomatoes as you can grab, peeled, cook down with your italian herbs and stir in some cream (sour cream in our case) and fresh basil and oregano from the garden. I also threw in some tomato paste to hold it all together.
Toasted english muffin with cheddar and some more fresh herbs. I like the crevices in english muffins--you can grab more soup with these than with your average toast.

While I was cooking, Tavo separated and repotted our very healthy begonias and nasturtiums.
Master Gardener, in reclining pose.
Tonight, we just whipped up everything that remains when you're holding out for Saturday's farmer's market. I still had a bag of spinach, but otherwise its ramen and some frozen chicken for Tavo.
Curry chicken over garlic spinach and ramen. Didn't taste terrible, but it needs something. We couldn't quite decide what, though. Any suggestions?

They just moved all our stuff into our old house. Boxes everywhere. I'm trying not to be too overwhelmed! Luckily, we have a three day weekend coming up. Here's to some sunny days.

Okay, this is random, but WOW. I was searching youtube for "Summertime" and found this very intense Mahalia Jackson recording. (as if non-intense Mahalia existed...)
This is worth checking out, though it has a much darker note than I intended for the post.


doggybloggy said...

3 songs
this one(summertime)
the one where nat says "though its been said many times, many ways - merry christmas...
and the one where frank says he did it his way.

Katherine Aucoin said...

I'm glad the rain is over for you, but ya'll needed the rain!

Your curry looks good, I don't know what it's missing maybe some red pepper flakes, galric, salt?

TavoLini said...

Doggy-good songs indeed! I usually end up spending more time than I should surfing youtube for "the right" music...

Katherine--that's it! It needed some heat. Red pepper flakes and I probably could have upped the salt a bit, too. We added some soy and that helped a bit.

Ginger said...

Everything looks delicious. I am going to have to try the baked eggs!!

Jenn said...

I've never tried baking eggs straight into the oven. Bravo to you for trying. Then again the soup and the chicken make up for it. LOL. Perfect for those sunny days.

Good choice of song! Classic!!

The Blonde Duck said...

Maybe bbq?

Cate O'Malley said...

Everything looks so good, especially all those nooks and crannies with Cheddar on the muffin.

TavoLini said...

Ginger--thanks! Yeah, if there's a lazy way to do anything, I'm on it.

Jenn--I got on such a summertime song kick--this was my final decision after almost a half hour of youtube fun ;)

Blonde--you LOVE bbq :) Good suggestion, though!

Cate--thanks! Yeah, I've been on a major english muffin kick recently. I blame McDonalds ;)

buffalodick said...

While in college, I worked as a gardener for a local dealership when that song came out. The receptionist was a little knock-out with hair down to the hemline of her dress- which was pretty high! This song came on the radio, and she broke into a little dance- while I tried to keep the blood in my brain rushing somewhere else...As with most women, she did that to me because she could!

TavoLini said...

LOL!!! Great story, Buffalo!!

The Diva on a Diet said...

You had me at the cheddar topped muffins ... the noodles were the kicker! ;)

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I'm glad the big rains are over for you but you've needed it down there. We're two hours north of you in western NC. Our lakes are finally getting full again - whew.

Your breakfast looks terrific - and easy. Bravo.

TavoLini said...

Diva--Cheddar topped muffins usually get to me, too ;)

Carolina Kitchen--it has rained SO MUCH down here, but we definitely needed it! You're in a beautiful part of the country--North Carolina is definitely one of my favorite states.

Jackie said...

oh I want a bite of the toasted English muffin with cheddar... looks so good!