Pea bean soup – Soups

Just for the saying so, taccole (plural of taccola) are those flat, or even puffy not flat, green beans that have pods in them; I guess you’d call them snow pea pods, but they aren’t really the same, because they are not as sweet, but they are also not very bitter.

I can’t seem to find an English change of name for them, but they can be found under “green beans” in the store, you just have to look around the for kind that have peas in the long pods and that are flattened at birth. You can use the puffy kind, but this recipe wants the flat ones.

Pea and bean soup – Soups

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Creamy Polenta recipe | Epicurious.com

I can’t believe I forgot to toss in a recipe for plain polenta for Memorial Day. All US Holidays are opportunities for me to put in cross-over Italian cultural plain dishes and I can just remember thinking every Memorial Day how lovely it was that people could all get together and pray as a nation about being the same people. And I wouldn’t so much each polenta then, I mean, that happens all year long on odd days here and there, (cream of wheat is known as semolina, so yes, I also have a bowl of semolina from time to time, but I prefer polenta), but for the sake of the argument, I think polenta (as well as semolina) could be a solemnized appetizer or breakfast, you know, alongside of a very important breakfast muffin and a BBQ brunch.

 

Creamy Polenta recipe | Epicurious.com

Kielbasa and Lentil Soup Recipe | Bon Appetit

I would never put Greek Yogurt on top of this unless I thought I was giving up to the spirit of eternity and a picture perfect memory. (But I don’t like Greek Yogurt.) I would rather think of a tablespoon of sour cream if it needed something tart to bring down the spice. But otherwise, the antidote of chili, is sausage and beans in sauce or else sausage and something like lentils (this is for the minority who isn’t that big on chili except for saying yes to it all the time because of the friends they have who love chili). And adding the Greek Yogurt can’t be the right answer to chili, so it can’t be the right answer to this — it isn’t a salad even if it’s healthy-ish for you. Okay that was going too far in criticizing the fetish end of high-end gourmet recipes, which the Yogurt addition is, I think, I am saying.

But I would add some garlic bread, even if it’s frozen because I don’t have an original recipe for garlic bread to offer myself. And maybe an endive/mixed greens salad with yogurt dressing, sure!

 

Kielbasa and Lentil Soup Recipe | Bon Appetit