What person in their right mind makes a pot of soup when it's almost 90F?
Apparently, this one (whether or not I am in my right mind is debatable).
However, when that soup is filled with vegetables from the peak of the summer's harvest - a summer squash, a handful of green beans, a young potato, a couple of small carrots simmered in broth - it doesn't seem quite so ridiculous. The recipe also called for a handful of pasta to be thrown in somewhere in the middle of all that simmering, but my experience with cooking pasta in soup has a somewhat checkered past. Instead, I opted to cook up a cup of black lentils (in lieu of both the pasta and the beans) in my rice cooker which I stirred in at the very end (and the lentils seemed like a more virtuous choice - and I need as much virtue as I can get in my life these days).
Now that I've caught up on old business... this week, the French Fridays with Dorie crew took a walk on the Basque side and made a cookie-cake. Or round pop tart. Or something like that.
Two disks of thick tart-like dough were used to encompass a jam filling. If one likes jelly-filled cookies, one would like this.
Personally, my favorite part about this one was the opportunity to take PacMan pictures. What can I say?
Sometimes, I wonder if it would help if I buried my head in the sand and just denied how quickly time is passing. What do you think? Does that sound like a plan?
Nah. Then I would miss out on all the good stuff...
This post participates in French Fridays with Dorie. The recipe for Provencal Vegetable Soup can be found here. The recipe for Gateau Basque can be found here.