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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Chicken Tortilla Soup

I'm almost happy the weather has cooled down so I can justify making soup! I stole this Tortilla Soup from Jess and I think I just fell in love. I didn't offer any to Eric because every time I make something you must eat with a spoon, he starts complaining. When I poured myself a bowl of this, I saw him jealously looking over from his plate of fries, so I gave him a bite. To my happiness, he said: Why don't I get to eat that?
I used dry black beans instead of canned. Nein on the hominy (not sure I've ever seen that in France.) I didn't have any chilies, but I put in 2 Tbsp La Costeña Arriera salsa. Next time, I will add avocado as well.
My toppings were:
Shredded Cabbage
Tortilla strips (home made)
Green Onions
Cheddar + Swiss=Bliss

* this is fight food if you remove the cheese

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Good Shroomz: Girolles

I am in love with mushrooms. Chanterelles, Cèpes, Pleurotes, Trompettes de la Mort, Morilles... how happy I am when I eat you! This time, I found some Girolles at the market. The best time to go to the market is right before it closes. The vendors practically give away their goods! I got practically 600g for 4€... and these usually go for 20€/kg
Anyway, I used them for my D-Day cutlets.
These go well just sautéed and lightly salted. They give out nice juices that give the sauce an earthy flavor.
I've tried these in an omelet as well. The

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