Monday, March 31, 2008

recent soups

So far we've been dealing with the Two Small Farms deliveries by making stock with everything that we don't understand, and then using that stock to make soup with the rest. Unfortunately, I don't remember the details of the second stock, plus it contained at least a few items that I'd never heard of anyway. 

The first soup contained turnip, onion, leeks, squash, and escarole. This was very good, which surprised me because I felt that the stock didn't turn out so well. A bit of salt and nutritional yeast did wonders with it. I know you think I'm weird for using the stuff, but it's pretty good. The second was a coconut curry with squash and fennel. I was rather fond of that one; it was pretty simple but came out very well. 

The third is in progress now; squash, golden beets, onions, bell peppers, oyster mushrooms, and possibly some escarole as well but it's might crowded in the pot as it is. 

Update, 9:43pm: This soup is excellent!

Saturday, March 22, 2008


I'm making stock for the first time. Who knows how it'll come out? But here's what I put in it, so I don't forget in case it comes out well. 

  • 1/2 onion
  • 5 carrots
  • 1 large parsnip
  • most of a head of cabbage
  • 1 tangerine
  • 1 small (6 inch) butternut squash
  • 6-8 stalks of celery
I think that's it. Oh yeah, and lots of water. Basically, I just put as much of what was available in as would fit in the pot.