Do you know what’s better than caramelized shallots?  NOTHING ON THE PLANET EARTH EVER!  At least that’s what my mouth told me after I scarfed down this bowl of soup.  Yes, I scarfed it, but I shouldn’t have.  It’s not the kind of soup you should scarf down, because peeling sunchokes is laborious and caramelizing shallots just so takes time!  It’s the kind of soup you should eat delicately (no slurping!) with a pinky lifted.  Whilst drinking champagne and perhaps talking about current affairs.  But important current affairs like state of the housing market, not like Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian’s divorce.  Save that talk for a bowl of chili, OK? Happy eating!  xx- Sarah  {more after the jump}

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a little spring project

have you ever noticed that organic herbs are really silly expensive?  i get so annoyed paying $5 for a tiny little container (shaking my fist at you whole foods!). so, i figured i’d have one more go at gardening. if you never hear mention of this again you can assume the worst.

i found this giant barrel container at home depot, i’m thinking i can get 6 plants in it.  but really, i’m flying by the seat of my pants here since i don’t have the patience to read about gardening.  i’d rather just do it! feel free to share your tips and tricks, those i would read! i’m hoping this works out, then i can fill in the other half of this one and get another.  i have visions of these barrels overflowing with herbs.  maybe i’ll even have a little herb stand kitty-corner to whole foods, that’d show em.