Une belle soupe campagnarde pour épouvanter tous les mauvais esprits

Dear readers and fellow bloggers:

Good afternoon. As if we did not have enough human tragedy and worries in this battered region of  Florida, last night they announced that Isaias, a tropical storm-hurricane category 1 entity, would pass by our shores, with the always present threat of making landfall. Luckily we were spared the worst scenario, but it has been raining since the wee hours with some occasional gales of wind. Only now has the sun timidly appeared. In honor of that deliverance, we did what our ancestors (poor sharecroppers and sheep herdsmen that toiled in the fields of absentee landlords from Paris or Roma) would have certainly done to celebrate with their families and thank God Almighty.

And to scare away the ghosts and maleficent spirits that they felt came out in the storm.  

We prepared a thick soup with plenty of vegetables, some alphabet pasta, potatoes and two scrambled eggs (any kind of meat was an unaffordable luxury for any of them) We could count on all the healthy and well-priced ingredients from “our” Whole Foods.

Soupe campagnarde II

Of course you are all invited to share a healthy bowl with us. Let’s sit at the table now.

Soupe campagnarde I

The only concession to our modernity is that big dollop of Parmesan cheese on top of it.

Bon apétit!

Stay distant. Stay safe. Stay beautiful.

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Dreaming about a relaxed picnic in the rolling hills of Provence…

Dear readers and fellow bloggers:

Good afternoon. After a few weeks of intense cooking at home (and eating it too) we feel obligated to take a pause for more refreshing and healthier alternatives like salads. After a visit to the great Whole Foods supermarket in Miami, we decided to prepare a stuffed salad, reminiscent of the ones we had duly enjoyed in the rolling hills of Provence. Ah!

Ensalada Provenzal I

We prepared a lettuce, tomato, carrots and onions’ salad with plenty of ricotta cheese, avocado, cashews and walnuts. Deliciously crunchy and also a good tonic for our bodies.

Let us close our eyes and imagine that we are in a relaxed picnic with our dear friends. Dreaming awake is a fundamental step towards a more humane environment for all.

Ensalada Provenzal II

Bon Apétit !

Stay distant. Stay safe. Stay beautiful.