Monday, April 22, 2013


Not much to say here, just that roasted cauliflower is gloriously delicious.

Slice it thin.

Apply oil, spice, and blackbody radiation (broil it in the oven)

Barley soup with aromatics

I've never considered making any kind of barley soup other than mushroom-barley.  That's a shame, because this one we made up is ten times more interesting.  As usual, I opened the fridge and pantry and basically threw in whatever I saw there.  I encourage you to do the same.

What we had:

  1. Onions
  2. Carrots
  3. Celery (with some of the leaves chopped up)
  4. Green cabbage
  5. Scallions
The first four went in first to sautee in olive oil.  Then came the seasoning:
  • Black pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Hot paprika
  • Thyme
  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Soup mix
  • Mustard
  • Miso
  • Soy sauce
  • Fish sauce
Then came water.  Once the barley was cooked and the carrots were soft I shut of the heat and tossed in the scallions.  Done.

As you might have guessed from the seasoning list, the soup was rather salty.  There should have been less soup mix, or none at all.  Still, a great soup.