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Fervet olla, vivit amicitia.

"While the pot boils, friendship endures."

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Comment by Randall Smith on Wednesday

Daniel, how'd the sweet potato soup turn out? I made another pot, and loved it. I could do w/o the coriander, however. Funny that I love cilantro leaves, but not the seeds.

Disappointed there was no pecan pie at the Thanksgiving dinner I attended, I made one the next day. Gotta make some banana bread today.

Comment by Plinius on November 22, 2016 at 12:43pm
Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on November 19, 2016 at 12:09pm

Randy, we will have your soup, or my attempt at it, as the sweet potato part of our thanksgiving dinner.  Thanks for posting.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 19, 2016 at 7:50am

Daniel, here's my recipe for sweet potato soup. On some spices, no precise amount--add to taste.

I microwave a large sweet potato (can be boiled in broth mix).

--cook small onion and garlic in oil (I use coconut) 5'. Add ground red pepper, cumin, coriander.

--Add 2 cups (maybe more) vegetable or chicken broth (I use cubes), one diced tomato, pepper (broth cubes add salt).

--Add mashed cooked sweet potato and 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter.

--Puree the whole thing and reheat (immersion blender)

--Add 1Tbsp lemon juice

--Top with cilantro and banana pepper pieces (opt).

Easy and delicious.

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on November 18, 2016 at 10:57am

Randy, other than sweet potatoes and peanut butter, what was in your soup.  Maybe I should try that!

Today's sourdough - whole wheat with molasses and dates. 

Trying to keep it simple-

Pre-ferment is 1.5 cup bread flour and 1.5 cup water with about 3 tbsp starter, fermented, covered, overnight.

In am I added about 2 cups of whole wheat flour, I've been using King Alfred, amount based on consistency of dough, 1.5 tsp salt, the preferment, 2 tbsp black molasses, and about 1/2 cup chunks of dates. 

I don't add any sugar other than what's in those, although there is some  in dates and molasses.  I don't add fats or oils.

Every hour or so for a few hours I will fold several times in large mixer bowl using spatula, then transfer most into a glass bread pan and a little into wide Ball canning jars, which make for cool mini-loafs with crusty crusts.  I aim for about half full pans or jars.  They are sprayed with vegetable oil before adding the dough.  Then let it rise a few hours, dust with flour,  and when 1/2 inch above edge of pan, bake 425 for 20 min and reduce to 375 for another 15 min.

This would be much faster with package yeast but I'm stubborn about using sourdough instead.

The dough is soft and quite sticky but becomes more dough-like with time.  I knead in a big mixer bowl, by folding several times with a spatula.  The method is essentially that of Josey Baker

although Im not a purist about it at all, and haven't had my oven as hot as his, and not using an inner oven insert that he uses, but it comes out really good anyway.

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Comment by Randall Smith on November 18, 2016 at 7:09am

With a cold weekend forecast, soup sounds good. I made a sweet potato/peanut butter soup a month ago that knocked my socks off. May have to fix it again. Or a vegetable medley.

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on November 17, 2016 at 9:05pm

BB, Roundup gives the cereal an extra good cowpoke on the range flavor!  Like mesquite!

I thought these sounded good-  Maybe this week some tomato soup.  I think I'll replace cream with creamy soft tofu if I can find some.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on November 14, 2016 at 6:33pm

More good news:

Tests Show Monsanto Weed Killer in Cheerios, Other Popular Foods

HuffPo article

Thank goodness our brave new executive is going to get rid of all those pesky, job-killing regulations!

Comment by Daniel Wachenheim on November 14, 2016 at 11:43am

Carl, that sounds like a good idea.  Thanks!  Rosemary pepper and salt would be perfect.  I was thinking something along those lines.  Supper tonight!

 

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