Wednesday, October 28, 2009

This week's soup:

Pumpkin Bisque
A rich, creamy soup made from fresh pureed vegetables with hints of thyme, sage, and nutmeg
Wednesday Artisan Pizza Special

Tapas, Pizza, and 2 Drinks
All for $20!!

Artisan Pizza
Tuscan Walnut
(artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes and spinach topped with feta and toasted walnuts)

Goat Cheese and Cranberry Chutney Crostini

Your choice of lattes, microbrew beer, wine, or smoothies.

Other pizza choices available.
Reservations for large groups encouraged.

Tonight only
Mention that you viewed my blog and receive dessert (Turtle Cheesecake) free!
(while supplies last)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

This week's soup:

Fresh Spinach Orzo

The health benefits of spinach are numerous and its ability to help prevent disease is well known.

Spinach is at the top my super food list!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Oct. 21, 2009 Menu

Wednesday Night Artisan Pizza Special

Pizza, Tapas, and 2 Drinks All for $20!

Artisan Pizza

BLT Melt
(a creamy white sauce with bacon, cherry tomatoes and mozzarella topped with crisp lettuce)

Crostini topped with feta cheese, olives, and pine nuts

Your choice of decadent wines, microbrew beers, espresso, or cappuccino.

Other pizza choices are available.

Reservations for large groups suggested.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tonight's 3-for-1 price special

Tonight from 5:30-8:30.
Tapas, Artisan Pizza, Drinks
All for just $20.
Tapas: Slow roasted tomatoes stuffed with feta cheese, olives & pine nuts. A delicious start to the main dish.

Artisan Pizza: Leek, Sausage & Parmesan...sauteed leeks, ground Italian sausage, Parmesan cheese and fresh cherry tomatoes. A body-warming blend of ingredients, perfect for a chilly night like tonight.

Drinks: a couple of microbrews, glasses of wine, smoothies, lattes or cappuccinos.

Reservations requested for larger parties.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

In Wine Country

Want to learn more about wine and wine country? I highly recommend the In Wine Country site (I posted a link under Favorite Sites to the right). Topics include artisan foods, gardens, adventures,! Take a look and let me know what you think. I think a Stumpjack trip to Wine Country might be fun!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wednesday Night Special

Artisan Pizza, Tapas, and 2 Drinks
All for $20!

Artisan Pizza
Roasted Tomato, Goat Cheese & Arugula

Olive Tapenade Crostini

Choose from a variety of tasty beers, wines, smoothies, and coffees.

Other Pizza selections available.
Reservations for large groups suggested.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Kim's Tomato Basil Bisque

At this time of year soup is such a treat! It's warm, satisfying and somehow comforting. In addition, most soups are very nutritious! As promised, I am sharing some of Stumpjack's most popular recipes with you. Here is one of my favorite:

Kim's Tomato Basil Bisque

  • 2 (28 ounce) cans of crushed tomatoes
  • 2 Fresh Roma tomatoes
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans of chicken broth
  • 2 (11.5 ounce) cans of V-8 juice
  • 2 cups of heavy cream or half & half
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • Fresh Basil leaves (1-2 packages)
  • 2 tbsp. sugar (optional)
  • Garlic Sea Salt
  • Ground black pepper

In a large soup pot, combine the crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, and V-8 juice. Cut the fresh Roma tomatoes into pieces and place in your blender or food processor with a splash of cream just long enough to liquefy them and add to the soup pot. Bring it to a boil and simmer for 30 min. Then add the basil cut into small strips, cream, and butter. Stir until the butter is melted. Season as desired with the garlic sea salt and crushed black pepper. When served, garnish with grated Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

"Soup is cuisine's kindest course. It breathes reassurance; it steams consolation; after a weary day it promotes sociability...there is nothing like a bowl of hot soup, its wisp of aromatic steam making the nostrils quiver with anticipation."
Louis P. De Gouy, The Soup Book, 1949

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