Archive | August 20, 2014

Tomato Season!

This is my favorite time of year for garden-eating, because I get to eat Tomato Everything.

Fresh Tomatoes on Pizza.

Grilled Cheese & Tomato Sammiches.

And homemade Tomato Soup.

We made this the other day – it’s one of my favorite non-recipes.

More or less: cook a hot sausage (we used chorizo) in a deepish pan. Once it’s rendered some fat and is cooked, pull out the sausage and put it aside. Toss in two onions and plenty of garlic, chopped roughly. Cook until tender, then add a bunch of fresh tomatoes.

Add some fluid – usually water – and maybe a bit of bouillon – or just stock, but we have bouillon around, not stock, so.

Let cook until the tomatoes are stewy and the soup is red all the way through. Add the sausage back in, and add fish sauce & molasses to round out the flavor.

Stir a little cream in at the table & enjoy.

Aah, summer.

(bonus? It’s so cold this summer, we can actually enjoy soup).

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Stories for which I have no setting

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T is for The Impossible (LJ) – part of a time travel story
People Talk (LJ) Modern World/realism
“I can Write 150 more words.” (LJ) (Fluffy not-yet-porn)


Supply Exhausted (LJ) (sci-fi-ish)
Not the Man (LJ) On Identity (modern/Sci-fi)
B for Bizarre Beetles (LJ) Bugs and Bugs – Scifi-Modern


Through the Glass (LJ) Horror
Sharp Bits (LJ) horror?
Hard Choices (LJ) Horror

Fantasy and Fairy Tale

The Three of Guldenton (<a href= Fairy Tale
Trade (LJ) Prince/Pauper, modernized
Q is for the Queen’s Quilt (LJ)
The First Step (LJ) Don’t venture off the path.
Time of Testing (LJ) Testing for Witches
Omens and Ill (LJ) (Might be in the same world as the oracle whose god got irritated. (here))

Stores and Doors

Gone Rummaging (LJ)
Through the Door (LJ) 2-part story involving magic portal

Closing Up (LJ) An Antique Store closes

O is for the Open Order (LJ)

Modern/Urban Fantasy
Romance was never this convenient to handle (LJ) High school and magic don’t mix well
He Couldn’t Fail (LJ) Urban Fantasy
Except (LJ) The one who doesn’t fit in
D is for Dungeon (LJ)
Talking To… (LJ) …oneself?

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