“Google It”: Oven Roasted Heirloom Tomato and Red Pepper Soup with Grown-Up Grilled Cheese

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You’ve gotta love Google.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to take better food photos…

Market Radishes

Or wondered who’s teaching the next bike class at your gym?

Perhaps you needed driving directions to a nearby town,
Or lost the phone number for a favorite restaurant?

Jelly modern doughnuts – 1414 8 Street SW

You just have to “google it”, right?

You find the restaurant’s phone number and… “bonus” all kinds of information you never knew you wanted… like the address, number of years in business, a photo of the interior and the menu, and best of all, current reviews of the food and service there.

What did we do before Google?

I love to read the “Search Engine Terms” people type in before they somehow find their way to my blog. Here are a few of my favorites:

“old fashioned smacking”
“smidgen and a half”
“russian ballet dancers nude”
“cracking eggs into bowl french toast”
“fruit loops”
“beautiful salat on a large plate for dinner party”
“person pulling their hair”
“stared sky”
“rain poetic”
” устрицы” (hmmm)

and…“vodka and oysters food poisoning”

Even with mispelled misspelled words and a hankering to learn about spanking…

By some sort of miracle of fate and binary digits… they ended up here!

My Sweet Peas

And I’m so glad they did.

I’m so glad you did too♥

And I promise not to poison you.

Heirloom Tomatoes

Here is my newest recipe for a simply heavenly Roasted Tomato and Red Pepper Soup. I, too, Googled and Stumbled Upon a roasted tomato soup recipe that tasted fresh but a touch bland. It had “good bones” as the saying goes. So… “just a smidgen and a half” here, a few “hair pulling” moments there later… and voilà! I have my new favorite fall soup.

And because you Googled high and low and somehow found me… I have a bonus “old fashioned” recipe that’s just perfect for “smacking” down right next to that soup. I’ve been craving a grown-up Grilled Cheese Sandwich, so put away that processed cheese and get ready to “Save As”!

Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes, Shallots and Red Peppers

 

Oven Roasted Heirloom Tomato and Red Pepper Soup

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*recipe gently modified from original found over at Honey and Jam.

 

Grown-Up Grilled Cheese

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 Fall Harvest Apple Cranberry Chutney

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Love, Smidge 5

 

  • kathryningrid - September 23, 2011 - 8:33 am

    Don’t you just love the way computers think! My other source of similar entertainment is the auto-correct feature offering so many wild and woolly alternative words (especially for proper names), phrases and forms of punctuation to “improve” my writing. Oh, and Google Voice transcriptions of voice messages. Sometimes incredibly hilarious, but almost always tough to decipher without actually listening to the recorded version.

    Your sandwich brings back VERY fond memories of my first time in England, where the first stop was with a dear family whose de rigeur evening treat was cheese-and-chutney sandwiches (also homemade apple chutney, and my introduction to un-dyed aged white cheddar. Ahhhhhh!

    Thank you.ReplyCancel

    • Just A Smidgen - September 27, 2011 - 10:12 am

      Remember voice recognition on the phone for the directory… something was always wrong with my voice and it couldn’t understand me. I guess thank goodness for google now:)ReplyCancel

  • Aimee@clevermuffin - September 25, 2011 - 8:30 pm

    “old fashioned smacking”?? I’m tempted just to google that to see if I can then get back to your blog. It is funny looking at search terms. This looks delicious, love the ‘grown up grilled cheese’.ReplyCancel

    • Just A Smidgen - September 27, 2011 - 10:13 am

      It took me a while, but finally figured out it was a blog for Old Fashioned cake and I referred to flip-flops “smacking”… go figure! The person who wanted to an excuse to spank their kid went to the wrong blog! Hahaha!ReplyCancel

  • The Southern Lady - September 27, 2011 - 5:21 am

    You would not believe some of my search terms. There is one I get almost every day that totally cracks me up, but not suitable to print here. They must use the term to get to my blog daily. This recipe looks so good and yes, I use google a lot, too.ReplyCancel

    • Just A Smidgen - September 27, 2011 - 10:14 am

      Hilarious… now I’m curious to know what it is! Have an awesome day!ReplyCancel

  • All That I'm Eating - September 28, 2011 - 9:44 am

    Some of those words are so funny. I like looking at mine but I have to say none are quite as impressive as yours!
    I’ve got a garden full of tomatoes that would be more than happy to be made into this soup.ReplyCancel

  • kathryningrid - September 28, 2011 - 9:50 am

    I’ve presented you with the Versatile Blogger’s Award for your work here. Your thoughtfulness and creativity and wit are deserving of recognition! Thank you for sharing your wisdom with the rest of us!
    Visit my 09-28-2011 post to see more about your award.
    –Kathryn

    http://kiwsparks.wordpress.com/2011/09/28/i-hereby-crown-myself-mistress-of-the-mess-ups-and-guru-of-good-intentions/ReplyCancel

    • Just A Smidgen - September 28, 2011 - 4:44 pm

      Wow, thanks so much! I have to say your own writing and drawing have been a joy to read!ReplyCancel

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