Sunday, January 25, 2015

Tomato Soup

When not feeling like a  heavy meals.

I made some tomato soup yesterday as I have not been feeling that great.

Boiled a chicken carcass most of day. In the broth I threw in an onion. Mixed spices from my cupboard,  turmeric  bay leaves garlic pepper. Strained and skimmed to let the fat rise to the top.

Then added a large jar of homemade tomatoes that also had a variety of herbs from my patio.
So good and soothing to the throat.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Lemon curd


    Total Time: 15 min.

    2 lemons, zested
    3/4 cup of sugar
    1/2 stick unsalted butter, room temperature, (4 tbsp)
    2 large eggs
    1/4 cup lemon juice (2-3 lemons)
    Pinch of salt

    Combine the zest of 2 lemons and the white sugar together with your fingers until it's well combined and the sugar is fragrant. Set aside.

    Cream the butter with a hand mixer until creamy and smooth. Add the fragrant sugar and blend until well combined. Add the eggs, one at a time and mix thoroughly. Add the lemon juice and salt and blend until well combined.

    Pour into a small sauce pan and cook over medium heat, stirring often, until thickened, about 10 minutes at about 170 degrees. Remove from heat and let cool before pouring it into a container. Serve with tarts or pie  Store, well sealed, in the refrigerator. Enjoy.