Monday, August 20, 2007

Today for lunch

Today's soup is homemade cheese and vegetable chowder -- a thick, creamy, buttery chowder loaded with carrots, potatoes, leeks, onions, green beans, and fennel, seasoned with thyme and bay leaves, and covered with melted extra-sharp, mature, organic cheddar. Served with a chunky slice of organic, malty-rye bread.
Recommended beverage: Williams Red ruby malt ale.

Veg and cheese for soup: 6 pounds
Loaf of organic malted rye bread: 2.89
Bottle of Williams Red: 2.19
Eating better in your own kitchen than any restaurant in town: priceless!


Rimshot said...

Wow! Over 2.5 kgs of veg and cheese. That's a lot of soup. (Yes, I know)

It would appear Pirate is quite the lucky gourmond.

ziggi said...

it's a funny word chowder, I don't know what it is or even how to pronounce it. It sounds like something you ate that has come back for a second viewing without the benefit of passing through the intestines.

Melissa said...

Sounds fantastic! Recipe, please?

Frobisher said...

chowder? sounds like one of those dreadful Americanisms - please elaborate. I've heard of seafood chowder.

Chaucer's Bitch said...

rimshot: that's pounds stirling, not pounds the weight measure. i don't have the little pound currency sign on my keyboard, my computer being american.

ziggi: chowder is a thick, creamy soup with big chunks of stuff. it's delicious.

melissa: ok

frobisher: it might be an american thing, but for once i'm going to argue with you and tell you you're fucking moron if you think it's dreadful. here's the recipe: make it yourself and see.

Rimshot said...

(sigh), my wit is lost to the written word.

And C.B., perhaps the Brits should visit Bahhstuhn (that's Boston to you and me) to hear how 'chowder' is REALLY pronounced.

Additionally...WOW!!! The English disparaging food? Isn't that like the unholy mother of all pots calling the yummy, delicious kettle of goodness black?
(no offense to you lot on the island)

Chaucer's Bitch said...

gee, rimshot, are you american? sorry, i'm afraid i'm not very adept at detecting sarcasm when it's spoken to my face. written word is nigh impossible. (if you don't believe me, ask Herebe Monsters.)

Rimshot said...

No worries.

Actually, I'm an expatriate German raised in the states (Illinois to be specific). So I suppose my heritage doesn't give me much room to talk about things culinary.

Chaucer's Bitch said...

are you kidding??? i LOVE german food! my paternal grandmother was german. shame she died when i was 3 months old; i'd love to get my hands on her recipes. *sigh*