Wednesday, July 7, 2010

and now, gazpacho

so it's pretty clear by now that i am a woman of passions. i don't do it halfway, ever, no matter what it is, even when it's not a good idea. as samuel l. jackson once said in the criminally underrated 187, "if you're going to be stupid, don't be half-ass stupid, be all the way stupid!" i don't half-ass anything.

so tonight, i did something i dig. i cooked a real honest-to-god meal, 100% from scratch. i made the biggest bowl of gazpacho you have ever seen in your life. and if i do say so myself, it was quite delicious. i'll be enjoying this stuff for a week or more. (hint: if you make it for yourself, cut the salt in half, leave out the kalamatas, and use white balsamic vinegar instead of red wine vinegar. i love me some ina garten, but too. much. salt.)

so no drama, no angst, no revelations or great truths. just tomatoes, onions, cucumbers and peppers. happy summer, y'all!


  1. Yup... I agree... don't do anything half-assed... if you are going to do something... go all out...

    That looks good...


  2. This makes me wish I could cook. It isn't that I don't know how; after all, cooking is just like chemistry, except you can lick the spoon and it won't kill you. No, I know how to cook, but every time I try it turns out terribly. I can make things from boxes, though. My mac 'n' cheese is awesome.

  3. haha - nothing wrong with that. the "secret" to this soup is that you cut everything up and dump it in the food processor. there's no fine-tuning with spices, etc. required. i think that's why i can handle it (and only escape with small cuts instead of large injuries - i'm a little accident-prone).


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