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Roasted Cauliflower Soup by Chef Peter

I take pictures of the food we eat pretty often because my husband is a superb chef. He cooks 3 meals a day almost everyday (lunches…for both of us…are leftovers during the week.).

I eat like a queen! Some of it, like tonight’s roasted cauliflower soup, is healthy, and some isn’t at all!

He really should blog about it, but it seems funny to even think about Peter writing a blog. He’s a total introvert and when online, he lurks at all possible times!

I thought I’d start sharing some of his cooking, it seems too good not to!

On Sunday nights my he makes meals that take quite a while to prepare. That’s partly because he has the time, but also because he goes to the farmer’s market every Sunday morning. He likes to take the time too make more creative and ambitious dishes. He usually concentrates on one dish.

Tonight he used one of my least favorite veggies, a winter staple, cauliflower, to make a delicious soup.

He roasted 2 heads of cauliflower tossed in olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. He roasted it in the oven for 45 (?) minutes and then used a hand blender to mix it with chicken stock he made yesterday. He could it until boiling, added soy sauce, sautéd broken up spicy Italian sausage (also from the farmer’s market).

Finished with powdered Chipotle and pecans, it looks as tasty as it was! We ate it with the toasted ends of last week’s bread.

Stay tuned for more YUM.

 

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little trip to Carmel, CA

This weekend we went on a little vacation. It was just overnight in Carmel, CA which is about 2 hours SW of me, just south of Monterey. It’s a beautiful little town. There is a gallery and boutique sort of downtown, which isn’t my thing. If you get into the residential areas and to the lovely, cold beaches, I love it. Sometimes it’s warm, but mostly quite cool.

The houses are pretty small but beautiful. They’re like fairy houses! They’re not very far from the road or each other, but they’re surrounded by flowers and trees.

It’s very much a pedestrian and dog town. There are people walking their dogs all around the place. Everyone is so friendly!

The stayed in a pretty little cottage with a backyard. It was  an easy walk from a beach. No length of walk is easy for me so I stayed in the cottage and snuggled up in a big chair with a blanket and my dog! My huz sent me pictures of the beach and views around there.

We grilled veggies and sausages. It wasn’t too chilly to sit outside and eat; there was nice furniture out there. Mackie (the dog) got to wander around and hide in the flowers and ferns.

I brought my bong so I could still use my mmj. It was nice to sit in the brisk air to smoke.

They had streaming Netflix so we watched The Matrix Reloaded.

We went to bed early because the bed was insanely luxurious getting under the covers was like being in a giant feather sandwich. It was all so soft and smooth. It’s the only hotel bed that my huzzy could sleep in.

They brought a nice breakfast and we hung out. The drive home was easy.

soooooo totally chill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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yay!

i spoke to my dad on the phone today. he lives in Brighton (UK) and i live in California. i have problems with travelling so i don’t get to see him very often. he comes to visit, but i wish i saw him more.

when i first got diabetes and was in the hospital for a week, he was over there and going out of his mind with worry. he offered to come here, but my husband told him it wouldn’t help since i was in the ICU and couldn’t have coherent conversations, etc.

when we were saying goodbye today, he said, remember i am always only a phone call or plane ride away.

i cried when we were off the phone. that kind of love is so beautiful

we talk on the phone every week. yay for dads!