starlady: Remy from the movie Ratatouille sniffing herbs for a stew (cooking)
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I went running this morning and there was a cold wind off the Bay, with fog rolling in, or trying to.

Summer is coming.

I've been trying to cook very seasonally, so I'm also trying to post recipes in as timely a fashion as I can.

Asparagus with Almond and Yogurt Dressing - These were really good, though I will note that faux-grilling them in the pan set off my smoke detector twice and I was scrubbing the pan with the copper scrubby for a good five minutes straight afterward. I think I would try to substitute an oil with a higher smoke point if I made it again.

Mexican Zucchini-Corn Soup - This is tear-jerkingly good, I'm not gonna lie. I would definitely cook the zucchini for a full five minutes to get as much liquid as possible out of them and into the soup, since mine wound up more like stew than soup even with my putting in as much of the tomato liquid as I could. But oh my god, it is so good.

Strawberries and Cream Biscuits - The ¢99 as-is strawberries at Berkeley Bowl are one of the best things about living here, and they were fantastic in these biscuits. I am not even that good at biscuits, but these are amazing. (I used more than a cup of strawberries. Je ne regrette rien.)

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Date: 2012-06-17 23:34 (UTC)
rodo: chuck on a roof in winter (Default)
From: [personal profile] rodo
I already saw that strawberry and cream biscuit recipe but I'll go with the strawberry summer cake first. It weirds my mother out less, who just can't imagine putting strawberries in an oven, much less in biscuits. Maybe, if there are still enough strawberries left after that one (which is likely, considering the amount we have at the moment), I'll try the biscuits.

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Date: 2012-06-17 23:54 (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Yay, so glad you liked the zucchini-corn soup! Definitely an awesome recipe. :) I will have to try those strawberry-cream biscuits once I get back (the strawberries are done for the season here in Ohio because it's been so hot!).

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Date: 2012-06-18 04:24 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] metaphortunate
I made those strawberry biscuits this morning! Only with half strawberries and half blackberries because that's what we got at the farmer's market yesterday.

Oh, the joy there was in the morning!

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Date: 2012-06-18 18:04 (UTC)
oyceter: teruterubouzu default icon (Default)
From: [personal profile] oyceter
Must try all of these!

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Date: 2012-06-19 05:23 (UTC)
lil_utterance: (serious face)
From: [personal profile] lil_utterance
OMG, Berkeley Bowl! Their curried lentil soup is one of my favs...

That being said, I'm definitely going to have to try that Mexican Zucchini-Corn Soup recipe. It looks like a perfect item for cooking on Sunday, then eating leftovers the rest of the week!


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