Blog Anxiety: I never thought about it, but now I have it. You see, my blogpal, Funny About Money, wrote a post about laundry detergent, which mentioned my post about laundry detergent. Or, more accurately, the fact that we need little, if any laundry detergent. Anyway, her post was picked up by some video, which has gone viral, and now Funny is, I hope, well on her way to fame and fortune.
I'm not linked on the video, but I AM mentioned, so I'm getting more traffic than usual. Just a little. And I'm not heading to fame or fortune, though either would be nice. Especially the fortune, since I'm rather reclusive in real life.
What is most likely is that these readers will take a look and never return. Oh, how I hate rejection! (Then why did I choose to enter a field where every endeavor, including the initial job search, is marked by about a 98% chance of rejection?)
I would love to think of a post topic that would make all these visitors return. But, like other such moments, such as when I was mentioned on an artistic homekeeping site (pretty funny, since I am a messy person), such fame is fleeting. And, of course, I am somewhat paralyzed by the desire to write a killer post.
Oh well. Let me tell you about this broccoli soup I made last night. It is originally from Martha Shulman, but I don't know the exact source, since I scribbled it on a piece of paper. This is one of those recipes that seldom makes it into cookbooks, because it is so simple.
1. Simmer some (I used 4 biggish ones) garlic cloves in water (about 7 cups) for around 15 minutes.
2. Add some olive oil and thyme.
3. Add a bunch of chopped broccoli and around 1/4 pound of pasta.
4. While this is simmering, beat two eggs and stir in some parmesan.
5. When soup is done, stir in the egg mixture. Keep stirring.
6. Serve with croutons--or as I do--good bread toasted and rubbed with garlic, sprinkled with olive oil.
P.S. This needs quite a bit of salt.
That's pretty much a stone soup. Interestingly, a friend whose mother was born in Italy told me about a similar--and even simpler--soup. You just boil some chopped zucchini in water and add that egg mix. No garlic? No, he said.
Do you have any recipes for stone soup? Do you have blog anxiety?