Polish Lowland Sheepdog - pons - pon the dog
Sir, rescue PON - returned to his forever home with Joyce Van Kirk, Glendale, Arizona
Welcome home -Christmas raindeer, lovingly contributed by Ruth Pearce, Arizona
A big thank you to both devoted Pon lovers !!!
International Recipe Exchange
We are featuring Soup recipes this month
Farmers Cabbage Soup
In a large saucepan sauté onion, celery, rutabaga, carrot and apple
in oil until soft, about 10 minutes
Barley Soup with Herbs
Cream of Roasted Red Bell Pepper Soup with Roasted Sweet Corn and Cilantro- Lime Sour Cream
8 large red bell peppers
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup chopped onion
2 cloves minced garlic
1/4 cup tomato paste
6 cups chicken stock
2 cups heavy cream
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 to 2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup sweet corn kernels, lightly roasted
Cilantro Lime Sour Cream, recipe follows
Slice the peppers in half lengthwise; remove stem, seeds and membrane. Place under the broiler skin side up until the skin turns black and blisters. Remove and immediately place in a small paper bag or plastic container with a tight lid. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes; this will loosen the roasted skin. Remove peppers and rub off the black skin with your fingers. Chop skinned peppers and set aside.
Saute the butter, onions, and garlic until soft in a heavy bottomed soup pot on medium-low heat. Add the reserved red peppers, tomato paste, and chicken stock. Bring to a low boil, reduce the heat, and then simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in the heavy cream, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Stir in the cornstarch mixed with a little cold water to thicken. Simmer 5 minutes. *Let the soup cool slightly, and then blend in batches in a blender, or use an immersion blender to puree. Sprinkle the roasted corn over the soup before serving and top with a dollop of Cilantro Lime Sour Cream.
* When blending hot liquids: Remove liquid from the heat and
allow to cool for at least 5 minutes. Transfer liquid to a blender
or food processor and fill it no more than halfway. If using a
blender, release one corner of the lid. This prevents the vacuum
effect that creates heat explosions. Place a towel over the top of
the machine, pulse a few times then process on high speed until
In a mixing bowl, whisk all ingredients vigorously until light and creamy.