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When I started my retirement travels - the first of which was my solo overseas trip to Italy in 2009 - I wanted a way to share it with family and friends as it happened. Hence, "My Travel Journal". However I realized I wouldn't always be on a trip and wondered what to do with the blog in between times. My daughter pointed out, wisely, that travels can also include trips to the kitchen to try a new recipe, trips to visit family, trips to my neighborhood Starbucks, or a fun day trip with a friend. You're welcome to join me on any of these journeys!

P.S. I've set up separate pages for each of my major trips (see tabs above).

I recently added an "Italian Word a Day" thingie which shows up at the bottom of every page. You see the word and can click to hear it pronounced. I've been enjoying it and I think my accent is improving as time goes by.

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December 01, 2008

Tomato, Egg & Bread Soup

Taken from "Ready When You Are"

Tryyyyy it, you'll liiiike it!

Broken down for 1 serving:

½ T olive oil
1/4 onion, thinly sliced
½ clove garlic, minced
1/4 pound tomatoes, peeled, seeded, chopped (I'm pretty sure I've used canned sometimes)
1 T tomato paste
Salt to taste
1-1/2 tsp parsley
Small piece of bay leaf
Pinch of paprika
Pinch of saffron
1/4 pound potato, peeled and sliced
1 egg
1-2 slices stale good bread

Saute onion til soft, add garlic and stir in.  Add tomatoes, salt, parsley, bay, paprika and tomato paste.  Cook about 10 minutes.  Add 1 cup water or broth and potatoes.  Bring to a boil, add salt to taste and saffron.  Simmer til potatoes are tender.  Add pepper.  Poach egg in soup and serve over garlic-rubbed slices of bread.



Ashley @ Practical Cooking For One said...

Mary Lynne,

This recipe looks delicious and very healthy! I love adding eggs to dishes (I just added it to my spinach salad), and I really enjoy when the runny yolk spills out onto the rest of the food. Thanks for the recipe, I hope to try it in the next few days!

Mary Lynne said...

Wow, Ashley - what a treat getting a comment from you! I really have been enjoying your recipes and your writing, so thank you so much for your visit. Tonight I cheated - heated up a can of beef barley soup, dropped my egg in and served it over a half of one of those demi-baguettes. :) Not as good but super quick and I wanted a little extra protein.

Mary Lynne

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