Monday, September 22, 2008

Cooking class

Last Saturday I took a cooking class. It was fabulous! When I first saw the ad for the class, I was a bit bummed because it was for stocks and soups. Spencer doesn't like soup and I usually get stock from a can or box. (Since taking the class, using stock from a can or box seems like a sacrilege right now!)

I was amazed how much I learned. I wish I could post it all here! I think the funniest part was that what we made for stock was pretty much what I was serving for soup. Wow. Chef said that when you simmer for a while there should be no flavor left in the veggies, that you should strain out the veggies, throw them away and add in fresh veggies and the rest of your ingredients to make your soup. What a concept!

He also suggested making a big batch of stock and freezing it in containers to use in recipes later. That sure solves some problems too.

I am excited for the class next month!


Crabby McSlacker said...

We make home made soup every now and then, but yeah, the "tasteless" vegetables are the ones we stick with. Never thought of adding fresh ones!

(And, um, off topic, but I wanted to see if your google feedreader happened to pick up today's CF smooothie post yet? I noticed mine finally did, but still want to report the problem to Web Dude if it's not working for other folks. Thanks!)

Sorry for the interruption; now back to your regularly scheduled soup...

Crabby McSlacker said...

Thanks Holly! (And now I'm feeling like soup for dinner, oddly enough...)

Crabby McSlacker said...

Oh crap, it's me yet again. Sorry to fill up your soup post with non soup subjects.

I just wanted to thank you for your kind words over at CF. I totally think of you as a friend too, even though we've never met "for real."

I'm going to post something about this soon, but one thing I'm probably going to do is pull way back from blog commenting. So just know that I'm going to be lurking here even though I may not linger long enough to try to think of something clever to say.