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Thursday, November 03, 2011

Last Week Thursday - Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

My wonderful Wisconsin cousin Sue took us to the beautiful town of Lake Geneva on Thursday.
Lunch was at a restaurant that served the most fabulous butternut squash soup. Someday I'm going to make this. It was unforgettable.
Enjoy the pictures! And really, you should go to Lake Geneva someday.
Oh, and since I can no longer get the words to line up with the pictures - I'll ask up here, does anyone know what those cabbage-y looking plants are in the last picture?


Anonymous said...

yes. I know, they are cabbages! Sierkool, they are called in the Netherlands, meaning cabbages for the show, for looking at. They are a form and colour of cabbage that does not conform to eating cabbages looks and tastes. I am told, but it is hearsay and from hearsay one lies a lot, that they are forms of kale, boorcole. Just like kale the most low leafs are picked and picked, till you get the trunklike plant with the spreaded head. In Northeast Fryslan German part they call their kales lovingly "the palm of the North" because of the picking low leafs over a period of time which just makes them look like palms. Maybe there are pictures on the net of these so-called palms. They last very long and can endure some frost. You can show your grandchildren where food comes from next year by buying a few baby kales and putting them in the ornamental garden, three of them planted in a triangle take the room of a good sized peonie and should give lots of watching and pickings for a small meal, Dutch style, cook the kaleleaves and potatoes, a little less weight of kale (f.i. just to show 5 leaves and 6 to 7 medium potatoes) mash together with a splurt of hot milk and some fat (larder, margarine) and present with smoked sausages. Look for the recipe of: stamppot boerenkool (and worst) translated in English. Together with peasoup it is most often mentioned as a typical Dutch meal, most other countries serve kale separatedly. Enjoy the cabbages in which ever way you prefer. Btw do you know Amarillys, the longstalked big flower on a bulb? That is a marvelous plant to watch with the children grow, funnier if you place a selfmade growing chart with it.

Judy said...

Thank you my Dutch friend!
And all those foods are familiar to me!

daisymarie said...

Beautiful pics. Love that piece your hub is looking at and I would love to see the inside of the stone house. Wow.

Mitzi said...

I call those Ornamental Kale. They survive late into the winter. I once used the leaves to make a hat for a snowman. My husband and I lived in Elkhorn,Wisconsin when we were first married. All that area has really changed over the years.

Alice said...

Ahhh Geee, Butternut squash soup sounds sooo good. I used to make a fantastic Pumpkin soup, but since I can no longer partake, I do not make it anymore. (too temping to lick the spoon!)