Kitchen Escape – Soup and Galettes
Last week was hard on me, a bit under the weather Friday, dull headed Saturday. Just too many things on my mind. Time for a little kitchen escape. Befitting my condition and mood our California skies were grey and temperatures positively dreary. Time to revisit my roasted broccoli soup for a bit of creamy comfort. This version I added about two cups of roasted potatoes to the mix and a creamy puree of roasted red pepper, bacon, yogurt and a hint of cayenne. Can I prepare the same recipe twice without modifying it?…. only rarely. How about you?
|Roasted Broccoli Soup topped with pepper bacon cream|
When the sun finally emerged on Sunday I was so excited to see a bounty beautiful yellow pear tomatoes ready to be harvested.
|Freshly harvested yellow pear tomatoes|
Looking for a bit of fresh air, I popped out for a quick walk. Imagine finding these treasures hidden in the hillside grass and foliage. What lovely wee little wild strawberries and hardly bigger than a minute. It seems like nature wanted to cheer me up. I was positively giddy.
|Tiny wild strawberries|
I felt so much better I rolled out some pie dough and made not one but two galettes! A bit of jam on the bottom, nice arrangement of apple and black plum slices and a sprinkle of raw sugar to give some sparkle. “Honey, do we have vanilla ice cream?”
|Golden Delicious Apple Galette|
|Black Plum Tart|
Around the dinner table, cheery conversation and pie anticipation. Sunday ends on a high note. Thank you kitchen escape.