Sorry for the unintentional blogging hiatus! We had some friends in from out of town this week and it has been so much fun to see them - our friend J and her new girlfriend A. We basically did nothing but lay around - we were going to try to make it out to see Hilaire (I'm so sorry, dear!), but we drank a little too much the night before and ended up not doing anything very ambitious. I did, however, have another dental appointment, but it turned out to be just the tiniest beginning of a cavity and will be easily taken care of! The next day we went to see "Live Free or Die Hard", which was awesome, and then we stayed up late playing cards. Blissssss.......
Other than that, nothing more to report (summer is so welcomely boring): IKEA has another large chunk of our money, we've reserved a U-Haul, the Dutchman has taken over a short term lease on a car for next year, I will continue packing these next few days, I'm feeling like once that's well in hand that I might be in the mood to start working on that article again!
What I leave you with today is a recipe from our Italian adventure - I type it as I have it, but remember that it was translated into English by a lovely Italian lady who doesn't speak much English!
Farro in Bean Soup
- 1 (15oz.) can of cannellini beans (with liquid)
- 250 grams (1/2 lb.) spelt/farro wheat (look in health food aisle)
- salt to taste
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- sage (fresh if possible)
- rosemary (fresh if possible)
- 1/2 onion chopped
- Italian pepper flakes
- olive oil
- 1 (8oz.) can of tomato sauce
- fresh parmesan cheese
1. In the olive oil, saute the garlic, onion, and spices until onion is translucent.
2. Add the tomato sauce and cook for 10 minutes.
3. In the meantime, run the beans with liquid through a food processor for a couple of seconds - the beans should be slightly minced.
4. Add the beans and liquid to the sauce and bring to a boil.
5. After this is boiling, add the farro wheat and simmer for about 30 minutes.
6. Serve this with a little bit of shaved parmesan on top and with really crusty bread.