The fall is really here! No leaves are quite turning color just yet, but the days and nights are cold – especially the nights – and overcast. Such a lack of light. Andy just recovered from a cold and now I have it. Plus, it’s a bit depressing. September has some difficult anniversaries and besides that, this year I can hardly stand listening to the news or reading Facebook. Perhaps after the election things will be better.
In the meantime, to what do I turn? Soup! I made a great vegetable soup a few days ago, the clean up your kitchen fridge sort of soup, and today I need to cook another one. I usually begin by sauteing an onion, chopped celery and carrots, cabbage and chopped peppers. When they are beginning to caramelize I add a generous spoon of salt and some black peppercorns and lots of water….Then beans, dry and green beans if I have them, radishes, cauliflower, chopped parsley at the end. I don’t add any bouillon because it really is not necessary and I won’t add tomatoes, either because I’ve been eating them separately. If I were only making this for myself it would have meat in it, but my son is a serious vegetarian so there is none.
Soup, a good book or movie and lots of rest. I hope things are better in a few days!
This is not my soup, but looks a lot like it….Yes, mine has potatoes in it. When one is sick it is not a time to worry overmuch about carbs. I remember the old saying, “Feed a cold and starve a colic”.