So I entered the Jewish Food Alliance's "Soup & Sandwich Cookoff," which happened last night. Our sweet little sukkah, designed and built by volunteers, is in the Oakhurst Community Garden.
My "sandwich" was an onion, herb and olive focaccia featuring thyme and rosemary from my own backyard. We were judged not only on taste but on use of local ingredients.
My soup entry was a creamy leek and potato soup with kale and creme fraiche.
It was really yummy, and children especially liked it, despite the green things floating in the soup.
(photo by Robyn Faintich)
The competition was fierce! Lauren made ice cream sandwiches - Snickerdoodle cookies with mascarpone ice cream, and a luscious cold plum soup. Rachael made a sweet butternut squash soup laced with maple syrup and had a pannini press cranking out pear and blue cheese sandwiches on homemade bread. Andy made a fabulous apple, spinach and sweet tahini sandwich served with a spicy garden vegetable soup. Jennifer made a thick kick-butt vegetable soup with Indian spice notes and had a sandwich spread with homemade hummus, goat cheese and honey.