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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A Soup For Summer


  • 6 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 leek, white and pale-green parts only, chopped
  • 1/2 small fennel bulb, finely chopped
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2 small carrots, peeled, thinly sliced lengthwise on a mandoline
  • 1 cup fresh shelled peas or fava beans (from about 1lb. pods) or frozen
  • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup fregola, ditalini, or other tiny pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups (lightly packed) fresh flat-lead parsley leaves
  • 1/2 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 red pearl onions or 1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • Shaved Parmesan (for serving)

Heat 2 Tbsp. oil in a large heavy pot over medium heat. Cook leek, fennel, yellow onion, and celery, stirring occasionally, until softened but not taking on any color, about 5 minutes. Add broth; bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until vegetables are just tender, 10-15 minutes. 
Add carrots and peas and simmer until carrots are just tender, about 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper.
Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water, stirring occasionally, until al dente. Drain and add pasta to soup. 
While pasta is cooking, process parsley and remaining 4 Tbsp. oil in a food processor to a coarse paste, transfer to a small bowl, and mix in shallot. Season pesto with salt and pepper. Serve soup topped with pesto, pearl onions, and Parmesan.

Calories 340
Fat 22 G
Fiber 5 G

Clapp, Alloe L. "A Soup for Summer." Bon Appetit. June 2014. 43. Print

Friday, June 13, 2014

Happy Father's Day!

For Father's Day, we would like to share these two hilarious stories about two very committed fathers who made a difference in their kids' lives with their sense of humor.

Fed up with his daughters trendy but revealing outfits, dad Scott Mackintosh decided to copy her style- the result? A great lesson: don't wear something you wouldn't want your parent to wear!

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According to this dad, going to school in the morning doesn't have to be bore; it might just be the funniest time of the day! Dad Dale Price decided he would wear a different costume to wave his sons' school bus goodbye every morning for 170 days! How's that for a morning routine?