184 0



I have a sausage kale and white bean soup I love and is easy so maybe make it on a day where you aren’t that motivated. 4 cups chicken stock (i don’t make my own stock a lot as we don’t have whole chickens a lot so use what you want) 1 lb sausage sliced- (I usually use a mild Italian, but a kielbasa would probably be good too) 1 large onion 7 cups cooked white beans (cannellini or great northern beans) 1 large bunch kale, strip the leaves from the stems salt, pepper and red pepper flake to taste Brown the sausage and sweat the onion Add all but 1 cup of the chicken stock to a pot, bring to boil Add the sausage and onion to the pot Put 3 cups beans and 1 cup stock in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth, set aside Put remaining 4 cups on beans into pot, let simmer for 2-3 hours About 30 minutes before you want to serve, add the bean puree to that pot 5 minutes before serving add the kale, once it is wilted the soup is ready to serve I grate some parm on top and usually serve with crusty bread

210 0



I’m going to make this one for sure. I’ll let you know how it goes.

199 0

Red Kidney Bean Soup


A possibility for the week’s menu. I got it from Aunt Kippy. The colors are wonderful and the taste….YUM! Enjoy – Red Kidney Bean Soup Finely chop: onion 2 carrots 2 stalks of celery 1 red pepper 1/4 c fresh parsley Saute above ingredients in 2T olive oil until soft (about 10 minutes) Add: 1 tsp dried oregano 2 tsp dried basil 1 can diced tomatoes 1 can red kidney beans (do not drain) 1 can water Simmer slowly for about an hour. Add paprika Before serving, drizzle lightly with olive oil Spoon grated hard cheese (romano?) on top of each bowl

192 0



You left out the best part — her little twitter bio: Mother of 3. Part time expert, Full time couch tester.

206 0

oh, google


Yeah. Well, they never claimed to be smart. Also, Netflix needs all the help it can get these days. I wonder what their actual cancellation numbers looked like Monday – I know I wasn’t the *only* one to decide to cut the cord.

189 0



I like how there’s an ad for Netflix right below this post.

213 0



another good one. Z-Trip does a great version of that song on his “Live in LA” album

182 0



I forgot about that song. I wonder if Charlie Mack ate Peaches. Isn’t it weird when you wake up with some song like that in your head that you haven’t even thought of, much less heard, in ages?

200 0



Thank you sir. This has brightened my day. : )

215 0



I know you hadn’t had one when you wrote this article, but you didn’t even mention the shot special Nikki offers every week.

219 0

re:creme brulee


Yes! I’m always excited to find fellow creme brulee lovers—so many people are turned off by custard type deserts and I don’t understand it. I’ll take a vanilla influenced dessert any day over chocolate. Definitely check it out!

211 0

creme brulee


I normally despise most types of sweets and desserts (I find chocolate disusting and don’t get me started on cake, blech…gross) but I cannot resist creme brulee and will order it 9 times out of 10 no matter how full I am… I’m gonna have to check this spot out, sounds delicious…

207 0



the flip side of that is that I’ve never been able to spend a christmas in my own house and I’d really like to do that, too. I think Christmas on the other side of the date line can wait and I’ll be only slightly sad about it, honestly. Also, there’s not really any money in the “Money I would have spent had I come here myself” drawer at the moment, although making money on the road certainly makes the day when there IS travel money again come sooner. Christmas in LA is going to be awesome – I’m going to have a Christmas tree, even if i have to buy it from a parking lot.

201 0

serious ennui… maybe not


hmmm… I always thought you were more pragmatic than idealistic… at least enough so to realize the futility in contemplating any sort of ideal beyond its abstract attractions… is it possible that I was *gasp* wrong about you?… no, I’m never wrong… hehehe… I signed up for your blog ages ago with a different email address and password which I couldn’t remember so I made a new account… anyway, I’m back in LA starting Oct 13th and I’ll be staying super close to you (Cumpston & Lankersheim)…

183 0



Ok, here’s your rationalization for Xmas in Oz, NYE in Bali or any other offer you happen to get. Ready for it? Why freakin’ not? Take the $$ you’d have spent traveling to the places you’re now visiting on the BJT, and make it happen. While you’re there, take some pictures, too. 😉

252 0



this is your life, and it’s ending one second at a time and all that. I’d say it’s less ennui and more contemplative comparison to a platonic ideal. Welcome to my blog anyway.