I'm not a big cookbook collector. I don't have a lot of space on my cookbook shelf in my kitchen, so usually, I'm really selective about what I choose to buy. Every now and then, though, I stumble across a book that I just have to have, which is what happened to me yesterday when I saw donna hay Seasons at anthropologie. This book, I tell you, is devastatingly beautiful. I mean, whenever I see a Donna Hay Magazine, I have this urge to crawl into its pages and just live there, so imagine it all collected into a single book. Also, the first recipe that I just happened to flip to in the store was for a spicy tomato and clam broth, and if I have a weakness for any homemade savory food, it's for seafood soup.
This broth is so deliciously good--tomato-y and garlic-y and clammy, especially when soaked into hunks of crusty bread. I added in a dash of lemon juice and pimenton spice at the end, and it just opens of the flavors so much more with a hint more spice and a bit of fresh tartness. And, I couldn't believe how incredibly fast and easy it was! I think all told, it probably took me less than 30 minutes to put together, which is wonderful in my book for a simple but splendid weeknight dinner.
Thank you all so, so much for your awesome cake submissions! I'm slowly going through them now and consulting with my closest foodie friends and will announce winners in the coming week.
Read on for recipe....