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07 November 2015 @ 05:02 pm
random food post  
I made some soup this afternoon. See, I bought two heads of romaine lettuce at the farmer's market last Friday before I remembered that I don't really like romaine lettuce (I guess I don't dislike it; it's just kind of - there, as far as leafy green vegetables go) - so I cleaned it and made salad, but was totally uninspired to finish eating the romaine. Today I took the (somewhat wilted) romaine and sautéed it with shallots in olive oil and a bit of butter, then simmered it with some frozen peas and parsley, and pureed the lot. Not bad - and leftovers for lunch tomorrow, which is nice. If I'm feeling really ambitious tomorrow, I might make a potato pancake to eat with the soup, but it may just be toasted bread from the freezer and butter.
La Reine Noire: Elizabethlareinenoire on November 9th, 2015 09:37 pm (UTC)
I like romaine better than iceberg, but if that isn't damning with faint praise, I don't know what is. ;)

Mostly, though, I'm commenting to link you to this - it's the Sampson and Gregory thing I mentioned last Thursday. I have no idea what to make of it or if it's likely to be at all useful to your students, but it's at least strange and funny?
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on November 10th, 2015 03:38 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's about how I feel about romaine, too! Baby romaine is a different story, oddly enough; it tastes more like it has actual nutrients in it, instead of just water and crunch.

Thanks for the link! It's always helpful to have examples of how to get tone across. Sometimes I think the hardest thing is getting students to see that all of Shakespeare isn't just rarefied and "poetic"; characters have interactions that we can still recognize today.
La Reine Noire: Austen - Venting Spleenlareinenoire on November 10th, 2015 02:01 pm (UTC)
Yes! One thing I love about that Tumblr thing is that it really brings out the fact that, irrespective of when their interaction was written, Sampson and Gregory are clearly "bros."

I'm sure I've had baby romaine before but I can't remember it, to be honest. As far as salad is concerned, I try to find mixes that also include carrots and/or spinach since I know I can taste the difference when both are involved.
tempestsarekind: peddlers of bombasttempestsarekind on November 10th, 2015 09:24 pm (UTC)
My students in one section are giving the characters "bro" names: so far they have Bromeo (of course), Mercutibro, and Benvolibro. I don't know if they plan on trying to find names for Sampson and Gregory as well. :)

They sell those clear clamshell boxes of baby romaine, so I sometimes wind up with them if the rest of the salad selection isn't looking very good.
La Reine Noire: Vergillareinenoire on November 10th, 2015 09:40 pm (UTC)
Hee, speaking of Renaissance bros, here we go...
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on November 12th, 2015 12:46 am (UTC)
Wow, that is amazing! Thanks for the link.