Sunday, November 22, 2009
I bought fabulous huge Jewel Yams, young kale, mustard, and turnip greens from Charles and Bobbie Carpenter Clark at their produce market where they sell the vegetables they raise on their farm east of town.
At the middle school I served baked yams, greens cooked with onion and smoked turkey, and corn pone made on my cast iron griddle. We drizzled the pone with local made sorghum syrup and Ribbon Cane Syrup. Yummy was the general consensus!
I bought a smoked turkey wing and used it for the rich taste it adds to the greens. It adds little fat and can easily replace the traditional smoked pork hock.
The next leg of the journey took me even further south followed by a hugh leap northward!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Today I'm thinking about butternut squash soup; creamy, thick, deep yellow, yum! Several versions of this soup that I've been served are too sweet for my taste. I'm usually most responsive to savory. My recipe contains roasted red pepper, sauteed onion and garlic, half and half, and the whole pot is whirred with my immersion blender (ain't they a fabulous tool?) to a smooth puree. Served with thin slices of baguette drizzled with olive oil and browned up in a hot oven it is all the supper one needs. Oh, I forgot, the wine!
Monday, November 9, 2009
Here I am in Vicksburg, Mississippi, bookin' out ahead of Hurricane Ida! Heading up Highway 61 just like in the Dylan song . . . . .
"God told Abraham Kill me a son
Abe says Man you must be puttin' me on
God says No
Abe says What?
God says You can do what you want, Abe, but . . . .
The next time you see me coming you better run
Abe says Where you want this killing done
God says take it out on Highway 61"
And that's just the first verse! I shall rock my way to Memphis and beyond.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Today I'm off to Pine Bluff, Arkansas; through the Delta at Clarksdale, cross the Mississippi River at Helena. Today my driving sound track will be Bessie Smith, especially her Backwater Blues, and Robert Johnson. I might even stop for a lunch of crayfish or maybe fried oysters!