And if you don't have access to black eyed peas fresh from a garden, you can use a can of black eyed peas.
1 can of black eyed peas or 13 ounces freshly shelled peas
4 cups of broth (chicken is what I use, you can also use beef or keep it all vegetarian by using vegetable broth)
1 squash cut into chunks or slices (depending on my mood, you make your choice as the cook)
1 zucchini (see above)
1 carrot chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped thinly
Dash of basil
Dash of pepper
Dash of salt (if you use salt)
2 tablespoons olive oil
Fresh or canned, rinse your black eyed peas. Cook in a large pot. If fresh black eyed peas, add water until the peas are covered then boil, reduce and simmer for 15 minutes. If using canned black eyed peas, add them to the pot but don't turn on the burner.
Saute the vegetables in a skillet. (That means cook quickly, stirring, over a high heat.) Add garlic at the end.
If cooking fresh peas, drain them now.
Add vegetable to pot with peas in them. Add broth. Dash of salt, dash of pepper, dash of basil. Cover the pot and cook on medium heat for 15 minutes.
It's a soup and you can serve it with crackers. You can put in the fridge and also use it as a dip with crackers.
In news of who your government really works for, Patrick Martin (WSWS) reports:
President Obama’s week-long fundraising swing through the western United States, with stops in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Denver, showed his ability to combine demagogy about raising taxes on the wealthy with direct appeals to the super-rich to finance his reelection campaign. At least $5 million was raised in the California stops alone, according to press reports.
The outpouring of support from the well-heeled, including Hollywood figures and Silicon Valley CEOs, shows that the ruling class understands very well that Obama’s calls for the rich to pay their “fair share” of deficit reduction are no threat to their own property and wealth. On the contrary, a sizable section of the financial elite understands that it needs the fig leaf supplied by Obama to stave off the real danger of a movement from below.
The campaign tour began with Obama for America COO Ann Marie Habershaw alerting campaign teams that fundraising figures for the third quarter, which must be reported to the Federal Election Commission by October 15, would be critical. “What we do before midnight on September 30th determines our budget until the end of this year,” she wrote in an e-mail published by the Washington congressional daily The Hill.
After raising a record $86 million in the April-June quarter, divided between his reelection campaign and the Democratic National Committee, Obama was compelled to cancel most fundraising events in July because of the protracted wrangling with congressional Republicans over the federal budget deficit. August, which is a month-long vacation for many of the super-rich, is traditionally the slowest month for campaign fundraising.
Are we really going to have to suffer through another election year of CIA-asset Amy Goodman insisting Barack's campaign is built on grassroots, small donors? Probably so. Whores like Goodman never tell the truth.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Friday: