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September 28, 2011

September 23, 2011

Lingering the Roasted Summer Taste

Before we kiss the summer harvest good-bye, I want to share this new recipe. It is a perfect treat for a rainy early autumn days yet a tasteful reminder of summer. The pungent taste of the bell peppers, which are still available at the farm marked, is the perfect summer taste that I want to hold on to. Let it linger, just a little more…

I came across a picture of this recipe somewhere online and since I had an overload of heirloom bell peppers, I couldn't resist not to try it. I would say I heavily adapted it for I didn't even bother reading the recipe, I was too inspired and exited to make this soup.
To counterpart the taste of bell peppers, I used fresh celery, which is also still abundant at the market. I used stems and leaves, which given my soup its fresh note.

Roasted Pepper+Celery Soup
Serves 8-10
6 medium bell peppers
2-3 celery stalks+leaves, chopped
1 medium onion, diced
2 T spoons olive oil
6 cups water/stalk
Salt+Pepper to taste

• Preheat the oven 450° F. Wash peppers
• Line peppers on a shallow cooking sheet, roast in the preheated oven for 20 minutes
• Place the peppers in brown paper bags and let cool. When cool, peel the peppers collecting the juices and discarding the seeds and stems
• In a pot, heat the oil and sauté onions and celery for 5 minutes over medium heat
• Add peppers with the juice. Sauté for another 5 minutes
• Add water, bring to boil over high heat. When boiled, add salt+pepper
• Remove from heat and blend with an emersion blender or in stand-up blender in batches
• Serve with some fresh celery, peppers and your favorite bread
Summer is gone, but we can still savor its flavor even if for a little while…

September 15, 2011

Fall is afoot…

Busy time it is for many of us: school, harvest, bidding good-byes to the summer season.

I've been preoccupied with illustration work and page layout. So I'm sharing some with you…

These are fall themed coloring pages. Kids love to color and mothers love the time when the little ones are occupied… enjoy!

Just click on each image to open in a new window and download it to your computer and then print.

More ideas and recipes are coming soon!