I had more inspiration lately..one from a friend and one from a French blog..
Linda mentioned Martha's lentil soup..she had given me a red lentil soup recipe that was terrific..the NYT one..I have 3 others also..this one..this one..and this one ..but I had bought some green lentils from France..so I tried the recipe Linda sent me and it is a delicious soup..she suggested the addition of pancetta..and that's what I used..I did add a couple of dashes of hot sauce that I love..
My love affair w/ lentil soup only started in the last few years..it was never something I loved..until I got terrific recipes..:)
Thanks Linda for 2 of them:)
Now Martha..that's another story..when I found out she was on TV many years ago..I worked.. so Jacques would "tape" the shows for me..
These are just part of my collection..on top..there is a sheet with which episodes..and what was in them:)
I was INLOVE with her in the late 80's 90's..
thank goodness we still have a VCR..I will watch one day..but with Netflix and PVR..and On Demand..and books and painting and not working..:) it may be a while.
She looks fantastic I find.
I am skipping over the whole jail thing because I am not very knowlegeable on insider trading...mais pas du tout.
The other ispiration found was a no-knead recipe..I know.. I know we all have so many..I won't even link to all the breads I have made..you would be yawning..and annoyed..or skip right over them:)
it's a neverending story..:)
So it was at La Popotte De Manue that I spotted this one..
I used my regular Silpat..next time I will try in my curved molds but they are not non-stick:(
I would love hers..$$$... weird... the 7 cavity one is cheaper but does not fit in my oven:(
The trick is to not handle the dough a lot..she used the word..precautionarily..
I want mine to crack open next time..like hers..could be the flour..etc..one never knows..
so here is what I did..
500 gr of flour
350 gr tepid water+50 gr tepid water
7 grams active dry yeast..I buy a big vacuum packed yeast..keep it in the fridge
2 tsps of salt
1 tsp of sugar..
Dissolve the yeast in the 50 gr of lukewarm water
Mix the flour..salt and sugar ..then add the lukewarm water and yeast water..mix until you have a sticky dough..
sprinkle liberally with flour..cover and let rest until doubled..
flip onto a well floured surface..cut into 8 and carefully place on your baking surface..pre-heat oven to 450 F..and let the breads sit while the oven is pre-heating..
bake for 15-20 minutes..go look at her pictorial:)
And beautiful pics.
I love making breads and seeing them..and smelling them:)
You may enjoy what our QC looks like this October..
Just click here:)
It has been nothing short of magical..QC.. this fall..and even stragglers are hanging on..see the rose?
This weekend was dark and rainy and so windy..
I planted all my garlic and I thought the wind would carry me away..we had no power Sunday morning so I thought just do it..had a winter hat on..
All White German is planted..square bed..and horizontal bed..Xlarge in the hexagonal one..and Music in the herb part.
Fingers crossed for a good crop.
It's been my favorite thing to grow this year.
And nana is stitching..Christmas.
Take every opportunity you have to tell someone you love..that you love them.
I think I tell them all too much:)
They just grow up so fast..
In September Lucas is going to the college his parents went to.
He was accepted after the entrance exam and we are happy for him.He will look dashing in blazer and tie♥
And grey flannels..
I told my daughter you know he won't be rolling up his skirt:)
My girls did that.Not to today's heights..lol.
Autumn,the year's last,loveliest smile..
~William Cullen Bryent.