“It is impossible to think of any good meal, no matter how plain or elegant, without soup or bread in it.” ~ M.F. K. Fisher
SOUP ALLURE by Nancy Dymond
Combine the following and stir: A fragrant powder of savory herbs Tree nuts tossed and gently toasted Vegetables oiled and slowly roasted Broth of beef, honey of bee Flake of parsley, salt of sea In a great pot over a medium flame Provoke rolling bubbles of rising steam Turn to the lettuces; wash, chop, mix Color with celery and carrot strips Raisins? Almonds? Olives and cheese? Tomatoes? Scallions? All of these? Reduce the flame to a quiet simmer Set the table for evening dinner A scalloped knife beside the bread Jam to sweeten and butter to spread What more could a person want from life Than a salad, a soup, and a loaf with a knife? ~ from Sleep Barn (Stockport Flats, 2015).
It’s always nice when soup season returns each fall. There is something so comforting about having a pot of soup simmering on the stove with its promise of a satisfying meal later on. Making soup is calming and therapeutic — you can’t rush homemade soup.Continue reading