I love to cook, but sometimes there just isn’t enough time in a day. So, oftentimes when I have a few hours set aside, I take to my kitchen and go into a cooking frenzy. I am like a madwoman! I clean, chop, puree, saute, boil, toil, and churn out a refrigerator full of homemade food.
On today’s cooking list was a Fresh Pea & Mint Soup (for the recipe: http://bit.ly/cV6gXu), complete with one of my favorite ingredients, the shallot, as mentioned recently in my blog.
Check out my chopping mission:
That is a lot of shallots to chop! However, it is such an easy recipe, that after 20 minutes it was in a bowl ready for me to eat while I started on my next recipe! This light pea soup is a wonderful pre-cursor to a summertime poultry dish.
I did a three-minute kitchen sweep, cleaning and loading the dishwasher before I began my Summer Corn Saute dish (for the recipe: http://bit.ly/bKxX1u)
First things first, while I boil the corn, I am writing this blog!
Time to chop the herbs-this recipe calls for a few goodies: dill, parsley, cilantro, and tarragon. My incredible knife set and cutting board are getting a workout tonight!
You can chop them finer, but I love leaving things a bit chinky. Now I am ready to saute it all together and complete my time in the kitchen! I do add a little special touch of my own to the recipe- lime juice. I love lime juice with corn and it does add a fresh tang to the recipe.
Try both of these today and join me as a fellow kitchen madwoman.