21.4.11

Gumbo Z' Herbes at Hummingbird Hill

Today is Maundy Thursday-
so I made a delicious Gumbo Z'Herbes from the greens and herbs in our garden;

"Hummingbird Hill Gumbo Z'Herbes"
1/4 cup of fresh butter from a local dairy,
1 tbs flour
1 vidalia onion choped fine and saute with
a handful of fresh spinach, 3 handfuls of fresh romaine lettuce, 1 handful of fresh tarragon, parsley, thyme, oregano and a little Basil all chopped and ground, then add
2 cups of no salt chicken stock
Black and Red Pepper-
and my personal touch-
1 tbs of cinnamon and 4 fresh French Bay leaves.
Bring to a boil and then reduce on medium for 1 hour-
Chop, grind and strain through a sieve,
serve over Atchafalya basin rice
with a generous dollop of crystal hot sauce!