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White Chard Stew Recipe

2015年11月13日



Before we talk about today's soup, I just want to mention that I'll be in Seattle this week for an event at Book Larder - Wednesday evening, October 14, from 6:30-8pm. There will be food/drinks, I'll be signing books, and I hope to meet some of you there! Here's a link to more details, come say hi!

Pictured above - my Sunday soup ritual this week. A riff on a ribolitta, using anything and everything on hand before I start hopping flights to Seattle, and then New York. I used all the chard in the crisper (white stemmed), plump white beans, potatoes, celery, the last of the flat of tomatoes from Nadine's Bird Song Farm, and the heels of loaves from both Manresa Bread and Companion Bakeshop. It was just the right way to finish the week, and have something delicious on hand to start the next. Hope to meet some of you soon in far-flung cities. :)

White Chard Stew RecipeWhite Chard Stew Recipe

White Chard Stew

At its core, this is a clean-out-the-fridge stew. Use whatever white beans you have on hand. I used gigante beans here, but cannellini work beautifully. You can absolutely skip the bread if you're avoiding gluten. As far as choosing greens goes - go for the most vibrant chard, or greens, you can get your hands on. I used white stemmed chard. Kale, or a mix of chard and kale is a great way to put a dent in your CSA allocations ;)...

4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
?5 celery stalks, chopped?
4 medium cloves garlic, chopped
3 medium new potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch chunks?
2 medium carrots and/or (equivalent) delicata squash, chopped
?1 large onion, chopped
?2 cups chopped tomatoes?
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 pound / 4 ounces chard, stems and leaves well chopped
4 cups / 22 oz cooked white beans
?1/4 pound / 4 oz / crustless loaf of bread?
2 teaspoons fine grain sea salt
grated Parmesan cheese

to serve: ancho chile relish, chopped preserved lemon, basil oil or pesto, or a dab of tapenade...

In your largest thick-bottomed pot over medium heat combine the olive oil, celery, garlic, potatoes, carrot (and/or squash), and onion. Cook for 10 minutes, sweating the vegetables, but avoid any browning.

Stir in the tomatoes and red pepper flakes, and simmer for a few minutes. Stir in most of the chard, 3 cups of the beans, and 8 cups / 2 liters water. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer until the greens are tender, about 15 minutes.

In the meantime, smash or puree the remaining beans with a generous splash of water - until smooth. And then, tear the bread into bite-sized chunks. Stir both the beans and bread into the soup. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the bread breaks down and the soup thickens, 10 -15 minutes. Stir in the salt, taste and add more if needed.

Serve immediately, or cool and refrigerate overnight. Ladle into bowls and top with shredded Parmesan, the remaining chard, and as few, or as many, toppings as you like.   


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Mind very quiet moment

2015年11月05日

And then move forward, there will be boating, sitting on Chuanpeng kind of boat, exposure to the river, the boatman rowing oars sit in a head to see him shaking motivate river boat, or walk or stop a passerby on Andi. Smart looked a puddle river, mind emerged an idea, think it is so ancient stayed in, more like traveling far from mundane noise of excitement, but more like each other away from the bustling city of indifference, more want to get to know this charming place a few like-minded friends, Sushi friend had read and swim in the Red Cliff for Fu, I also think and talk Companion Pan Jiang, then, might feel left me and the world the other side Only collision spark thought and soul 迪士尼美語 好唔好. I think ...... I just know the hearts of all those fairy tales.

Walking in the decadent old blank walls, stroking those brick by brick precipitated years of marks, with the passage of time in the United States. Shen evening twilight falls, the elongated shadow behind him. Free speech is surrounded by the crowd whisper twos. The ancient city of the world into their world, bit by bit burned into their memories hk hotel.

There is a long thin river, the river is lined waterfront and habitat of people. Some quaint inn sign hung, slightly customs mean. The water is clear bottoming out. In the morning the town visible local woman, carrying a basket of clothes in the river scrub, hammering, and occasionally can hear them singing, accompanied by clothes wade into the river water sound, in a small town four weeks sounded sound, there to hard life of tired, but more could hear their own comfortable life satisfaction and pleasure, there is a scramble for a non-drive worldly fame and indifferent. Their life , maybe something positive from them will be able to see the smile on the face only traces of the passage of time, but not a lifetime chasing mundane mundane proudly and lavish, not lose it a part of their own unique beauty.  


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