Soups & Sweet Treat for 3.17.11

This weeks soup day happens to fall on St. Patrick’s Day.  I toyed with the idea of making some type of corned beef and cabbage soup….or a green desert…but decided that if you want those things you are probably better at making them then me!  Instead,  I decided to pay homage to the humble cabbage, which as it turns out, is a pretty big part of St. Patrick’s Day!

The cabbage is perhaps one of the cheapest vegetables yet the richest when it comes to protective vitamins.  It has been hailed as a cancer inhibitor, it stimulates the immune system, kills harmful bacteria and soothes and improves circulation.  Do your body a favor during these last FEW DAYS of winter and enjoy one or two of these yummy soups featuring cabbage.

Colcannon Soup….Colcannon is the gaelic word for cabbage.  Colcannon is a traditional St. Patrick’s Day Dish, here in soup form.  Ingredients: bacon, onions, leeks, green cabbage, garlic, white wine, chicken stock, local red potatoes, an itty bit of light cream, salt & pepper & fresh dill.  Garnished with bacon and dill.  Served with bread.

13. per quart  This soup is GF

To celebrate the last few days of winter a vegetarian Winter Minestrone.  Ingredients: olive oil, onion, celeric, carrot, garlic, veggie stock, crushed tomatoes, savoy cabbage, white beans, rosemary, thyme, baby pasta, s&p.  Garnished with freshly grated parmesan cheese.  Served with bread.

13. per quart

The sweet treat this week has nothing to do with St. Patrick’s Day but everything to do with a personal craving of mine!  Whoopie  Pies!  Ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, light brown sugar, butter, egg, vanilla extract, buttermilk, confectioners sugar & FLUFF.

2.50 per whoopie pie

Order due by midnight Tuesday 3.15!

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