Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Try last years entry on Devil's Night ...


~ perfect for a scary night

(featured in Diary of a Ho-Hum Housewife)


extra-virgin olive oil

1 bunch well-washed and chopped of leeks

4 cloves minced garlic

6 carrots, scraped and sliced diagonally

4 ribs celery (include leaves)

3 chopped jalapeno peppers

1 chopped red pepper

1 chopped yellow pepper

1/4 cup ground cumin

1/4 cup dried oregano

1 pound black turtle beans, soaked overnight in cold water

4 quarts organic chicken stock

1/2 cup fresh lime juice

1/2 cup sherry

1 bottle Corona beer

coarse salt & cracked pepper

1/2 Tbsp. McCormick's garlic pepper

1/2 cup fresh cilantro (1/4 cup dried)


sour cream


chopped green onions

  • Saute leeks, garlic, carrots, celery and peppers in olive oil, stirring occasionally until wilted. Add cumin and oregano.
  • Rinse and drain beans and add to pot. Cover with chicken stock. Bring to boil then gently simmer, uncovered, until beans are tender (about 2 hours).
  • Add additional stock if too thick. Stir in lime juice, sherry and beer. Season to taste with salt & pepper (for those who like it hotter, add 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes).
  • Add cilantro before serving. Garnish with sour cream, salsa, and chopped green onions
    (serves 8)
Note: This soup is SO tasty, double the recipe!


Catherine said...

That is a cool picture of the spider and tree! And the Black bean soup sounds delicious!! Also love your tree pic's in earlier post!
I alway's leave here so hungry..:)

joey said...

Again I thank you, Cat, for the kindest words. I think perhaps we are 'kindred' spirits ...

Ki said...

Great image of tree superimposed on spider. Love those left/right edges. You must be very adept using Photoshop.