16 October 2009

Hearth to Hearty

Ohhh bread! It's one of life's little pleasures, especially when we catch the baker taking out fresh loaves from the oven...such a lovely scent! We leave the store clutching the soft and fragrant baked treat, dreaming of toast and flavorful sandwiches.

But sometime in the week, our dear loaf is ignored and because it can't seem to get our attention, it becomes lonely and dry. Then we discover it in its sad state. We become upset, "What am I going to do with stale bread?", we say. Blah indeed.

As we've seen in my blog this week, stale bread can be a Tada! if turned into croutons, breadcrumbs, an easy breakfast and a filling snack. Here's another Tada! to add to the list:

Ribolitta! It's thick, flavorful and hearty Italian soup.

It's a party in a pot where pancetta, onions, garlic, carrots, celery, cannellini beans, tomatoes, basil, kale, stock and bread are invited.
You'll find the recipe here.

It's a good way to use up stale bread and makes a
healthy dinner for a chilly night.

Have a nice weekend ya' all!


  1. Oh, THAT looks great comfort food on a chilly evening! I'll try some of that, please!

  2. Thanks for saying hi today Alice in Wonderland!
    It's so cold outside, I've been eating a lot of soup lately =)

  3. Thank you for prayers.They are much appreciated.My tastebuds are watering looking at your food.


  4. hey! thanks for stopping by my blog! I am loving all your ideas for what to do with stale bread! this soup looks especially good! especially for fall :) and that bread pudding you posted, oh man, that looked delish.

  5. This looks sooo good! Thanks for the recipe, I'll definitely try it out!!

    Ps: love the name of your blog ;-)

  6. Hello Lucy, Carissa and Ida...a big, big THANK YOU for visiting my blog! I would love to share a bowl of soup with you. Have a nice weekend!

  7. this looks delicious! you're making me hungry :)

  8. Thanks for visiting Alissa! I'd share a bowl with you if I could :-)


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