Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The fabric ric rac flower

This is one of the best ideas I have seen for old ric rack.
I have two totes of this stuffed vintage ric rack  in a closet somewhere.
Find this tutorial  HERE

My Garlic Soup

My Garlic Soup


Ingredients

10 elephant garlic cloves, peeled and sliced thin

1yellow onion ,1 red onion ,1 white onion peeled and diced

3 cups heavy cream, with 2 teaspoons salt added Pinch of saffron

1 loaf toasted french bread

1 cup chicken stock

1/4 teaspoon of dry thyme

4 tablespoons ( butter ) or 1/2 a stick

1 cup swiss cheese or your fav. soft wehite cheese.





Directions

Place all of the garlic cloves and onions  in a large sauce pan with with the butter and carmalize. Add Chicken stock ,Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Add milk and cream to cooking liquid, along with the saffron and thyme. Keep the soup at a gentle simmer, with the lid on, until ready to serve.

Preheat broiler to high. Cut the bread into serving piecest. Then, sprinkle each slice with olive oil and some grated cheese, reserving some. Broil bread until cheese topping bubbles.

To serve, place a slice of bread in the bottom of each serving bowl. Pour over hot liquid and sprinkle on remaining cheese.

Gilroy Garlic Soup

Gilroy Garlic Soup

French Garlic Soup

Ingredients

24 garlic cloves, peeled
8 fresh sage leaves
5 cups water, with 2 teaspoons salt added Pinch of saffron
4 slices day old or toasted bread
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup Gruyere cheese


Directions
Place 22 of the garlic cloves and the sage leaves in a large sauce pan with salted water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove garlic and sage. Discard the sage and mash the garlic with a mortar and pestle or a fork. Return garlic to the cooking liquid, along with the saffron. Keep the soup at a gentle simmer, with the lid on, until ready to serve.
Preheat broiler to high. Cut the remaining garlic cloves in half and rub each slice of bread with it. Then, sprinkle each slice with olive oil and some grated cheese, reserving some. Broil bread until cheese topping bubbles.
To serve, place a slice of bread in the bottom of each serving bowl. Pour over hot liquid and sprinkle on remaining cheese.