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Parsley Soup 
Feb. 17, 2012 7:23 pm 
Updated: Feb. 18, 2012 12:37 pm
Twice now I've begun this post, and twice, I've lost it!  So here goes...

Parsley Soup
3 tomatoes
4 T olive oil
1 leek, finely chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 bunch of parsley, chopped
1 C white wine
salt/pepper to taste

Now, I dumped most of what I made down the disposer, but I fear that it was "cook's error," not the fault of the recipe.  My version, which I had tried to cut down without measuring a darn thing, resulted in a very acidic tasting bowl of "ick." 

First, it didn't look very appetizing... neither before or after it was pureed.  I've also decided that the wine I had in the frige is turning to vinegar, since I can't imagine that two fresh roma tomatoes could add all that much acid to the finished product.  Wonder if I can add the wine to a bottle of "white wine vinegar" I have in the pantry?  Otherwise, it will go down the drain...

I feel compelled to try this once again, to give the recipe justice, although next time I will follow more closely, or pay more attention to reducing quantities to make a smaller batch!

So, friends, there's my "p" on the list is "Queen Victoria Soup," perhaps I'll have better luck!  I guess I'm getting there... Z is approaching with every soup I make!

Be well, all, be happy, be crazy!
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Feb. 18, 2012 5:58 am
I just had to see the Parsley soup! I have had white wine "turn" a dish too. I think my fault was in adding too much. What's life without a few experiments? :)
Feb. 18, 2012 6:37 am
why is there two different bowls, was it two versions?
Feb. 18, 2012 6:38 am
Despite all your problems... I still gotta try this one... adding it to my Alphabet soup folder!
Feb. 18, 2012 7:40 am
hey Stevie i think i will have to try this soup also, it sounds good,let us know how it turns out when you try again sorry it didn't work out the first try, you know what "they" say ...try,try, try again friend...Judy
Feb. 18, 2012 9:00 am
Cat, and Judy... guess we all have an "oops" now and then, eh? Ah well next time... Be well, both!
Feb. 18, 2012 9:02 am
King, the one in the "front" has been pureed... I saved some out, to see if "chunkier" might look better... juries still out on that one, too - lol! Be well
Feb. 18, 2012 9:03 am
Terry, I thought it sounded good "on paper..." guess must be sure ALL ingredients are fresh!! Be well, and enjoy (let me know when you make it, will you?) Be well, friend!
Feb. 18, 2012 9:47 am
Hi Stevie, I have had my share of recipes that my kids call Mom's experiments. So, I feel for you. A lot of work goes into these type of recipes. Trials and Tribulations in the kitchen! Sometimes a recipe looks really great, and then you taste it and--NOT! Stevie, I was getting the nbsp letters, too. If you want to get rid of them-just backspace (remove spaces) all the way to the photo. It worked for me. Sometimes, here on AR it doesn't work. Worth a try.
Feb. 18, 2012 10:06 am
Thanks, Lela.... Per my "flops," seems they like to come in groups! I'll go a whole week cranking out one icky dish after another, then plain sailing for weeks... Times it's my fault, I ignore only to regret it come meal time! This soup tho, was poor ingredients, and lack of measuring, I'm sure! Frankly, I hadn't noticed the odd print above the pic! LOL! Guess it doesn't really matter much! Be well, and I'll pay closer attn. next time and try your suggestion!
Feb. 18, 2012 12:37 pm
Sorry this didn't turn out. What if you substitute chicken broth instead of the wine? Otherwise it just sounds to me like tomato and spice floating in wine.
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Started cooking many years ago, and learned as I went. First meal may have been "steak & chips" at age 15, in Birmingham England, where I lived for several years. Mostly grew up in MI, transplanted to the desert 30yrs ago, or so. Favorite cookbook is "Better Homes", also enjoy "Great British Cooking, a well kept secret." Hesitate to call myself "expert," but friends do rave...
My favorite things to cook
Italian has been my "specialty" for some time, and my "signature" meal is Lasagne, salad, garlic bread, which I first made 20yrs ago... from SCRATCH, very first time I made it. (Never again, folks...) Now start with a big jar of sauce!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanks to my heritage, I have enjoyed trying foods from different cultures. We still have beer battered fish, and chips of course; ground meat dishes often, chicken occasionally, pork too. I would love to submit a bean dip recipe, however, my ex who gave me the original has passed, and I have no way to verify that it didn't come from another source! I also enjoy British cooking (with a few yankee twists) and once made Plum puddings, also known as Christmas puddings, as far as I know... what an ordeal that was, but well worth the effort. Today, there is mail order!
My cooking triumphs
Greatest triumph was not too long ago, when I held a sit down dinner for 12, Lasagne being the entree. It was a fund raiser I chose to sponsor, and am proud to say that "we" raised over $1000 from that meal alone, minimum donation being $25. All proceeds collected were donated; my partner and I provided the meal and beverages.
My cooking tragedies
MEATLOAF of all things! Went through a stage of "winging" it each time, and I pulled one after another out of the oven that were almost unedible. As yet, not too big on baking... no sweet tooth here! Have dabbled, but find doughs/pastries especially difficult, perhaps as it's 90 degrees in my kitchen much of the year.
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