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posted by April 4 at 7:49 AMon
Final Blow: Climate change hurt woolly mammoths, but humans finished them off.
Through the Roof: Claims for unemployment insurance skyrocket.
“Embryonic”: McCain’s VP search.
The Fact that She’s an “Ex-Stripper” Is Not Relevant: Woman sentenced in plot to murder fiance.
Inexcusable: Another woman steps forward with horrific story of gang rape by employees of defense contractor KBR.
Endorsed: NATO expresses support for Bush’s missile defense plan.
Rejected: NATO declines US request to put Ukraine and Georgia on the path toward NATO membership.
Pathetic: Government-funded reproductive health database blocks access to all information about abortion.
On a Rampage: Naomi Campbell strikes again!
Fucked: Iraqi attack on Basra thwarted because of al-Maliki’s shoddy planning.
Oh, Shit: “George W. Bush sewage plant” proposed in San Francisco.
Softening: Obama’s support weakens nationally, according to new NYT poll.
Raided: Opposition party offices in Zimbabwe, as Mugabe grasps for power.
Recipe of the Day: Jerusalem Artichoke Soup (Photo and recipe from La Tartine Gourmand)
1 lb + 1 oz sunchokes (Jerusalem artichokes), peeled and diced
1 large potato (3 oz), peeled and diced
2 celery branches, diced
1 small fennel bulb, diced
2 shallots, chopped
10 coriander seeds
1 rosemary twig
Salt and pepper
3 cups water (or homemade vegetable broth)
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp crème fraîche
Fleur de sel
For the garnish:
Bay scallops, Nantucket origin for me (about 6 to 7 per person)
Olive oil flavored with white truffle
Heat the oil in a large heavy bottomed pot. Add the shallot and cook with the coriander seeds and rosemary for a few min without browning.
Add the vegetables and cook on medium heat for about 8 min.
Add the water or broth and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for about 20 min, until the vegetables are fork tender.
Stop the heat and mix your soup.
Add the cream, the fleur de sel and parsley.
Serve with scallops (sauteéd for only 30 seconds in butter or oil) and a dash of truffled-infused olive oil.