Flu foods

Posted on by Corelyn

Today is a sad day at Garlic My Soul as Jennie has come down with a nasty flu. Jeff has been doing an excellent job keeping her full of fluids and soup and crackers, and I’m going to do my part and make her some homemade chicken soup tonight.

I found this receipt on epicurious.com for what looks like a pretty simple Chicken Rice soup with all the essential ingredients. I like it because I can just buy a rotisserie chicken which will make the whole thing so much faster.

I’ll need…

  • 1 (2-lb) rotisserie chicken
  • 3 celery ribs
  • 1 medium onion, quartered and left unpeeled
  • 6 fresh parsley sprigs plus 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 Turkish or 1/2 California bay leaf
  • 10 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth (80 fl oz)
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1/2 cup long-grain rice, rinsed

One of the recipe comments suggested cutting the rice in half, adding some leeks and some garlic. I’ll keep you posted on the results.

Do you have any good flu food suggestions?

Today marks the launch of my company’s new Ad campaign for one of our biggest brands, Wonderful Pistachios. Go check it out at GetCrackin.com.

My favorite is the Levi Johnston Ad:



We needed something green, full of basil, and delicious. Alas, we threw some stuff into the mini Cuisinart: basil, pine nuts, more basil, oil, more oil, some more pine nuts, and spun it around for a good while.


These are my girlfriends. Corelyn’s, too. They are wonderful.


Jeff cuts the garlic…


Presto! Delicious garlic is ready.


This is some cabbage, steamed, because Rebecca thought it was salad. Either way, it was delicious.


Final product.


We never forget to include the garlic bread. Too delicious.


Dinner is served.

It’s time we talk about something very near and dear to our hearts. Every Sunday there is a massive farmer’s market only a few blocks from our humble home. Reason #512 we love our apartments and living in Hollywood. This week, we went to the market and left with a delicious bounty as usual.

pile o' tomatoes



Selecting the best brussel sprouts is serious business. We love brussels and the boys actually like them too. This makes them one of our most often consumed veggies.


DSC_0164DSC_0144We’re on a budget, so we couldn’t indulge in these pumpkins or ginger blossoms. That will have to wait until a little closer to Thanksgiving. You know, when centerpieces become a legitimate necessity…


DSC_0178I am overjoyed.

DSC_0203All the vegetables we have in the kitchen. Most of these were purchased this morning. The rest are from last week’s market. We needed to survey our bounty and cook a couple things right away while they were still good.

DSC_0206The squash and pepper needed to go first, so we threw them in the cast iron and had some eggs with our veggies. It was an excellent Sunday morning, and all of it before noon! Now we’re off to help our new BFF Cricket find a bridesmaid dress! Ciao.