Sunday, May 11, 2008

Back in the Saddle

..well...kinda....
It's been 4 days. 4 DAYS since I've been able to cook. My hands are itching to hold a spoon. And although Thatboy keeps throwing spoons at me, its not quite the same thing. I'm still not able to be up and "at 'em" for long periods of times, so if I wanted to cook, I knew it would have to be something quick and easy...and done before I took medication ;-) So I made a cold soup. Cold=no fire or other hazard involved. Cold = the food processor does most of the work. And as nervous as Thatboy was about me handling knives in my current condition I didn't get hurt or hurt anyone AT ALL! So it was a very successful kitchen adventure.


1) Cut up half a cantalope. Or you could cut up a whole cantalope like I did and store half for the dog.

2) Repeat with half a honeydew. Ooohhhh how pretty they all look. (Ignore the med bag in the back.........)

3) Pour the cantalope into the food processor and puree until its smooth. Add 1/4 cup OJ to the pureed cantelope.

4) Now puree the honeydew! Add 1/4 cup honey to the pureed honeydew.

5) Stand back and look at how pretty your soupy-soups look. This is about when the medication kicked in because the last part got pretty messed up. At this point I tried to combine the soups like at CPK where you get two different soups in one bowl, seamlessly and invisibly divided in two. How cool would that look? Half orange-half green? So first I tried just pouring in the orange, tilting the bowl and pouring in the green:

I can't even lie and say it looked better in person. Cause it didn't. So then I tried pouring them both in at the same time:

Seriously. There are times I remember why I'm not a professional chef. By this point in time I was EXHAUSTED so I figured screw it and just dumped the rest together:

Eh close enough. Back to my nap!

20 comments:

  1. Oh no! Are you sick too?! :(

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  2. looks refreshing anyway!

    i hope you feel better soon...whatever it is that's ailing you. :(

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  3. Awww hope you are feeling better soon!!
    That soup looks SO refreshing!!

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  4. Sort of like Yin-Yang Fruit Soup!

    Hope you are feeling better. I am worried!

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  5. i was just recently introduced to friut soups and i have to say it is one of my faves. i had strawberry and mango. oohhhh yum!!!

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  6. Sorry to hear you're still not at full health!!! Hope That Boy's taking good care of you!!!!

    Sorry the 2 tone soupy soups didn't work out like you wanted but they sound real tasty!

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  7. wow! That looks so sweet and refreshing!

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  8. I hope you feel better soon! I've never understood how they get those soups to stay on their own side of the bowl without mingling. I think you did a pretty good job!

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  9. so pretty. so spring-y!

    i'm with weemo -- i'm worried about you!

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  10. The soups look beautiful! The problem with pouring these 2 together is they are too thin and mix more. The soup at CPK is thick. I used to work there (ages and ages ago). You just have a ladle in each hand and go for it. I do it at home too but it only works with thicker soups or cream based soups and not thin or brothy types.

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  11. It looks funny but I'm sure it tastes fine. After all, it's fruit! Hope you feel better soon.

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  12. I hope you are feeling better soon.

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  13. Uhmmm...since when did working in the kitchen take priority over taking care of yourself? So far that boy has been doing a pretty decent job managing the kitchen - a chef in training shall we say.

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  14. my goodness. i really hope that you're getting better - it sounds like "under the weather" doesn't even come close to an accurate description.

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  15. Kate, you have the best stories, sense of humor and recipes. I have tagged you with an award!
    http://artandaioli.blogspot.com/2008/05/i-love-you-i-love-blogging.html

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  16. Hey, I love the two colors! I'll bet it tasted good. I've had some really refreshing chilled soups before.

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  17. I am so impressed with you taking pictures, in pain, on pills while taking a picture.

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  18. I hope that your bright spring-y soup cheers you up! Get better soon, mwah!

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  19. Hope you are feeling better! It still looks great anyway!

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