Tuesday, October 27, 2009

L's Kitchen - Spicy West Indian Ullama Soup

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With the Ullama Squash you brought us, we made the soup recipe I mentioned - and was it ever good!!! Spicy, flavorful, inexpensive and easy to make and only 66 calories per serving. We followed the recipe (below) with two of our usual additions: more garlic and more habaneros!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

An Examination of Cucumbers

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Ah, Cucs. For me they are kind of like radishes, I like them, but never know what to do with them except to throw them sliced onto salads (yawn) or Greek tomato and cucumber salad with feta, cucumber sandwiches with cream or goat cheese and for Japanese Cucumber Salad, recipe below.  I guess that is a pretty good start, but I was wanting to know more about my cucs.

So I went through all of the cookbooks, magazines and online blogs and discovered a few new ideas for using the ordinary cucumber in the kitchen.

I really like cold soup. I have only had a couple of cold soups before, an avocado soup in Mexico that was amazing and I make a couple styles of Spanish Gazpacho. My usual thinking is that soup is supposed to be hot and cucumbers do not sound very...well satisfying as a blended cold soup...watery comes to mind. But I was surprised how delicious