Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Yesterday's Recipe, Today's Dinner...

KALE & WHITE BEAN SOUP
Click on photo to enlarge - © 2007 jim otterstrom

While I was putting yesterday's post together my mouth was watering as I wrote about this soup, so today I decided to make it for dinner.

It's every bit as good as I remember, if not better.

The beautiful placemat is one of a pair that was made for us by a wonderful and talented blogfriend thousands of miles from here.

And, I repeat...

Yum! There's nothin' like a good pot of beans...

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13 Comments:

Blogger anna maria said...

Hi Jim and Peg,
I found you through your comment at Calendula and Concrete, and after reading your profile I just want to say that you are living the kind of life that puts a smile on my face. Your little cottage, the native plants, the vegetable garden - good job!

9:25 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

anna maria-

We simply try to live humble place-centered lives on a human scale, which, in the midst of our consumer-driven machine culture, is sometimes more difficult than we imagined.

There's always something to distract you from your focus.

But we keep plodding away, one step at a time.

Thank you for your kind thoughts.

10:10 AM  
Blogger SimplyTim said...

Yum yum yum.

I'm going to make some this weekend.

What do you think, if I used much less butter, do you thing it will still preserve enough of the original flavor, etc.?

11:17 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

simplytim-

The two tablespoons of butter definitely adds to the creamy flavor. But you could probably sautee the onions and wilt the kale with olive(over a low fire), sesame, coconut, or peanut oil.

And then maybe you could puree a slightly higher percentage of the beans (for creaminess) and adjust the spices a bit.

Let me know what you try and how it comes out.

1:42 PM  
Blogger Madcap said...

We usually eat soup with a sissier spoon, but now I know how it's supposed to be done! ;-)

Glad you're back.

4:44 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

mum!!!

That's my personal spoon.

Some people say I have a big mouth!

Ain't that a cool placemat though?

;~)

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Ellen said...

Soup looks good as do many of your photos. I read your about your soup as I eat some veggie soup I prepared just last night. This is my first time as a blogger. Your photos are great!

1:11 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

ellen-

Is this my buddy Ellen R. from the good ol' days?

I'm betting it is...

I'm glad you like some of the pictures, and, if you go back through the archives, there's over two years of posts and photos.

I've still got copies of those pictures you took of Charlie back in the 60s when you sneaked him on campus to your photography class.

1:39 PM  
Blogger Christa said...

Oh, YUM!! The soup looks delicious, Jim. I am definitely going to try it. We have cool weather here now -- good weather for a piping hot bowl of soup.

5:25 PM  
Anonymous pablo said...

I ate a lot of kale when I was in Kenya last year. I liked it.

1:43 PM  
Blogger dragonfly183 said...

that is a beautiful placemat. did madcap mum make that for you?

9:29 PM  
Blogger Nimbue said...

My library had this cookbook as well as the sister book on breads! Can't wait to try it.. And thanks for being on the web. Your site has been the inspiration and kick in the butt I needed to make some serious life changes.

Thank you Jim and your beautiful wife Peggy =)

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