Sunday, October 22, 2006

Fart Soup

Inspired by Eliz's recent post regarding the ease, simplicity, and overwhelming reward of soup-making, as well as the cold weather that punched us in the gut over the weekend, I bought a bunch of Eastern European-ish ingredients and threw them in a pot tonight. The deep, rich smells of cabbage, locally-made kielbasa by Hummel Brothers, white beans, and loads of dill and caraway are wafting through my house as I type. We'll eat it tomorrow night after the cabbage has gotten a chance to turn silky and the broth enriches a bit in the fridge. After which point I am certain that a different kind of deep, rich smell will begin to rise from the couch. Ahem. Damned, delicious cruciferous vegetables.

We've been eating not such exciting stuff lately. One of the reasons I love Andy so much is that he is game to indulge, on occasion, setting all moral qualms aside, in bad chain Tex-Mex fare with me at 3:30 on a Sunday afternoon, because it's not a good idea to go hungry to Trader Joe's and On The Border is so seductive in this barren Mexican-food-free-zone known as Central Coastal Connecticut*. But I would like to give a shout-out to the Westville Kosher Market and Deli out near Amity Wines & Spirits. If you are in need of babaganoush, spicy pepper salad, ethereal fluffy pita, cauliflower salad with tahini, and general Jewish grandmotherly and grandfatherly good cheer and fawning, look no further. Careful, though -- they close RIGHT AT SEVEN. Not 7:01. And sometimes more like 6:49.

*Okay, we could have gone to Taqueria Mexicana #2, home of the Foot Taco, but that requires a several-mile detour up the Post Road.

10 Comments:

At 2:36 PM, Anonymous sonya said...

We are also making steaming bowls of methane-based foods! In the new 2 quart le creuset dutch oven color kiwi!

We made Morrocan stew with chickpeas, lentils, prunes, green beans and various spices. Pardon me!

 
At 4:18 PM, Anonymous molly w said...

what about baja on the post road?

 
At 4:29 PM, Blogger Mrs. Delicious said...

Man, that place has okay fish tacos, but I think the rest of the stuff is even blander than OTB. Is Guadalupe still open in their new location? We drove past where we thought it was on Grand last week and didn't see it.

 
At 2:58 PM, Anonymous Michele said...

Guadalupe isn't on Grand, it's on Chapel. Waaaaay down on the right. Almost to the old bottle works.

 
At 10:00 AM, Blogger Mrs. Delicious said...

Aha! That would explain why it wasn't on Grand! We were down in the right area, just on the wrong street. Thanks for the reminder.

 
At 5:44 PM, Anonymous Dead Author said...

We find ourselves going to OTB on rare occasion (Friday night, most recently), shamefully. We always swear to never go back. *red face*

I have dishonored my family!

Yesterday, M- made wonderful butternut squash and chestnut soup. With creme fraiche.

Very tasty!

 
At 1:03 PM, Blogger cindym said...

Seriously, and I'm being serious here, very serious: it's all about Beano. Live it, love it, use it. And eat as much cabbage as you like. I swear they're not paying me to say this, either.

 
At 12:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOU CALL THIS SOUP?!?!?

 
At 12:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sell this in my restaurant for $3.99 a bowl. The line is out the door everyday.

 
At 12:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one can sell fart soup at such a gaseous price, prove it!

 

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