Beautiful Soup. Remember Alice in Wonderland? Mine isn’t green, The crock pot is certainly a hot tureen….
George and I made a stop at the Berkeley Bowl this morning to pick up fresh veg and a few missing ingredients for tomorrow. They also have a most excellent bulk food section, so that is worth a stop. I was able to pick up vegetarian chicken soup stock, vegetarian chili, and sweet corn chowder in bulk. Not the liquids, as you might have figured out, but the powdered stock with all the flavorings. Shana had wanted raw peanuts, George needed granola and I found some wonderful dark chocolate covered coffee beans for my treat.
But where I was going with this whole discussion was soup. The Bowl, as it is locally called, has great fresh produce. They also cull it frequently and place the “so ripe you have to be used today” items in bags for .99 a pop. I looked at this cornucopia of goodness. I thought soup. Three minutes later I had leeks, a bag of heirloom tomatoes, some great looking peppers, and a final bag which contained a huge bunch of cilantro, a bunch of parsley and a dozen small Italian cherry tomatoes. Total? Under $4.00.
Adding in some cumin and paprika, I now have this simmering in the hot pot.
Which turned into supper –
After looking at the other Fractals – which all measure 75×200 stitches – I decided to go ahead and start the second one I promised to the Eldest last year. It is on 11 Count (easier for tired eyes to see) and is 44×132 stitches. Just in case the implication isn’t clear – the first would be a total of 15,000 stitches. The chosen alternative is 5808 …
First Night of Hanukah
That looks wonderful! Happy first day of Hanukkah!
It is about sundown in California..
Chag Chanukah Sameach!
Sorry, we have to copy our Hebrew from elsewhere.
You and Brian are on the same track .He made fabulous fresh vegetable soup yesterday ,I think ever vegetable he could get his hands on went into the pot .
Happy Hanukkah to you and your family !
Have a blessed Hanukkah!
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Off today and tomorrow. My life is full.
My cup runneth over.
At Chez Vincent it is chicken soup with kale, onion, celery, carrots, turnip, and queso fresco.
I am using black pepper, thyme, oregano, that sort of thing. Cumin sounds good, though. Maybe next time.
The fractal piece is BEAUTIFUL. I am, however , still rattling my head over vegetarian chicken stock. The soup looks and sounds delicious. Mmmmm. I’d have been dunking the bagel …
Vegetarian chicken stock is like having TVP masquerading as chicken strips or fake beef patties or meat balls. Normally I don’t do the fake meat of any kind. But then – it was in the bin, in bulk and a reasonable price. Why not try it?