Yes. More soup. It’s cheap, easy & healthy. A veritable trifecta in the kitchen. I have been seeing squash and squash recipes everywhere lately so I wanted to tuck into a nice warm bowl of squash soup. It’s funny, because a dear friend of mine, Ms. Kate, (please please please read her blog here, it’s phenomenal) made squash soup the same day. We hadn’t spoken in awhile (she now lives in Vermont) but she called with some good news and we chatted and laughed about how we both are making the same things lately. I was planning to make chili this weekend, but it didn’t happen and when I checked out Kate’s latest entries, well whadya know, chili!! One of the many reasons we are friends.
Anyway, back the soup going on here in Boston. I discovered a great squash soup recipe last year, made it for a dinner party with friends, and for my family’s Thanksgiving, but I wanted to try something different. And, I again didn’t want a big bowl of cream. I discovered this recipe, and tweaked it just a bit. I used dried ground ginger, and only used a teaspoon, I added a touch of nutmeg and ground cloves for some extra oomph. It made plenty for dinner, lunch the next day, and a couple of guys ready for the freezer.
Next up, I’ve been meaning to share with you some culinary adventures… Since Bri-guy’s new place is oh-so convenient to some of Boston’s best restaurants, we’ve made an effort to start crossing off some of them on our list. You know, the mental list you keep of everything you want to try? Now that most of them are a stone’s throw from his condo we’ve been trying to go to a new place every other week or so. This past weekend we tried Addis Red Sea.
I’ve heard about it for years, and we kept walking past. I reintroduced him to Indian recently down the block at Mela, so we thought, ok, let’s go Ethiopian next. Sure, why not. Let’s just say, at least we tried it. It wasn’t bad, but it won’t be a the top of our favorites list. Some people really love new flavors & textures, but, I have such a boring American palate.
The next day after a long trip to the ‘burbs for skis and more furniture, we had a very late lunch/early dinner down at Picco. Now this is what I’m talking about…