Staying Warm


breakfast : chorizo 'toad in the hole', grapefruit, tea


lunch : red lentil and tomato soup with dill, spinach, and feta. sourdough and apple. homemade hard cider.


dinner : braised lamb shank, spinach, shallots, and chickpeas

its a rare occasion that i have the luxury to spend time purposefully cooking all of
the days meals. after some much needed rest, i spent most of this chilly day in the
kitchen cooking breakfast, lunch, and dinner. as the soup was simmering away and 
the shanks were slowly braising, i avoided the snow, ice, and sleet outside by quietly
reading under the world's warmest blanket. only a wood stove would have made this
day any better.



Broccoli and Pistachio Soup

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easy. peasy. feel free to add some lemon squeezy.

bring a saucepan to a medium heat with a bit of olive oil. add some
broccoli florets and cook until nice and bright green, but not cooked
through. add some chopped garlic and small fistful of pistachios. pour
over top with some simmering chicken stock and cook for a few more
minutes (just until the broccoli is tender). purée the hell out of it and
pass it through a fine chinois. taste for salt and pepper and add a small
splash of rice wine vinegar. garnish with one floret of broccoli, a few 
pistachios, a touch of ricotta or mascarpone, and a drop or two of olive oil.

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