Monday, May 16, 2011

Spring Minestrone | Waiting on Baby

Last weekend I went to the first Kootenai County Farmer's Market. I think it's one of the best markets around. It runs May through October on Saturdays in Hayden and Wednesdays on Sherman Ave.

Since I am sadly not planting a garden this year, I helped Jessica pick out some seedlings to start her garden. We found some of the healthiest looking starts at the market and some delicious fresh baked bread. It was a rainy day (of course) so I went home to make some soup to accompany my bread.

We sold our house a few weeks ago! (Remodel pics to come) and are moving out soon after Baby Girl arrives. I am SO sad not to be able to plant a garden this year. Kyle did buy me a few tomato starts for Mother's Day. At least I will have fresh tomatoes this summer.

 38 weeks

We are moving back to Idaho which I am very excited about! And the home we'll be living in is just down the street from the Farmer's Market!

Springtime Minestrone

1/2 yellow onion
3-4 carrots
3-4 stalks of celery
2 cloves of garlic
1 cup peas
1/2 bundle asparagus
1-2 parsnips
1 zucchini
1 yellow squash
1/2 cup sundried tomatoes
2 TBS olive oil
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried oregano
4 cups organic chicken or vegetable stock
fresh basil
freshly grated parmesan cheese
 (any veggies you have around or that are in season are good to throw in the soup)


Saute onions, carrots, celery, parsnips, and garlic in olive oil until softened. Add zucchini, yellow squash, sundried tomatoes, and dried herbs. Add vegetable or chicken stock. Bring to a simmer. Add aparagus pieces and peas. Simmer for 5-10 mins. Serve with fresh basil and parmesan cheese.

1 comment:

  1. You look so great, Alisa! Hang in there, not much longer and that baby girl will be in your arms! :)
    Yum! Thanks for the minestrone recipe. It has just been added to my recipe book and will be made today! :)