Saturday, 31 October 2020

Soup Season.



Probably like most people, I'm a creature of habit; salads in Summer, soup in Winter.

It's not yet cold here; a bit miserable on occasions, but not cold. When Winter really begins, a bowl of hot vegetable soup is extremely comforting. We only eat soup at lunchtime, followed by a small amount of charcuterie, cheese, and fruit.

Lunch here is known as La Soupe, and the tradition will be adhered to until about April. It saves having to think about what to eat at mid-day!

I should add that my soup is always eaten with a good drizzle of Olive Oil and either a sprinkling of pepper or cumin. This takes your soup into the arms of the angels.

Writing about soup makes me think of poor Weaver in hospital with her broken hip. Just in case she should read this, I send her my very best wishes.


31 comments:

  1. I keep fresh parsley and coriander in for topping our soups, and/or cream fresh.

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    1. Today I had olive oil and cumin on top. Lovely.

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  2. Same here, soup and bread or oatcakes and a good blue cheese!
    I make a huge pan every time and freeze in individual portions..good for a quick lunch when busy

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    1. We finished-off a very 'mature' Camembert today.

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  3. I don't make soup and very rarely have it. Today is Weave's birthday.

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    1. I suppose I'm lazy, and make enough for three or four days. It simplifies my life.

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    2. p.s. Happy birthday Weave! Looking forward to having you back in the saddle.

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    3. Hopefully her hip is now pinned back together again.

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  4. To enhance a bowl of homemade soup you need a hunk of nice bread or a fresh roll. And no slurping Monsieur Cro! That's disgusting.

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    1. Always fresh bread here, and always sourdough.

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  5. What's happening? My reading list has just presented me with one of Pauline's posts from 23 October and now it seems like I'm getting one an hour from you! I eat soup (homemade of course) all year round for lunch. Nothing better with home-made toast and Marmite or pâte.

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    1. I'm not over-keen on the new blogger, strange things happen. Yes, soup here from about late September to late March/April.

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  6. I've noticed that the colder it is outside, the better the soup tastes.

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    1. The longer the soup lasts, the better it tastes too.

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  7. Butternut squash and red pepper soup for me today, followed by a lovely juicy cox apple. I make soup about 3 times a week in autumn and winter.

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    1. Our Butternut crop has been disastrous this year, we shall have to BUY them. We both love Butternuts in all their forms.

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  8. Split pea with ham is on our menu today.

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    1. I once had Ham and Pea soup made by a Dutch chef.... I was ill for days. Goodness knows what he'd done to it.

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  9. There is a soup I always have in Greece that is made of chickpeas and lemon. Amazing!

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    1. Seeing as I love both, I can imagine that being very good. I often add chick peas to a 'liquified' vegetable soup.

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  10. It was a bit cooler last night so we had some veg soup from the freezer. Presume from the photo that you have cauli, potato and leek soup. Sounds interesting.

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    1. And the stock was from a Moroccan Chicken tagine.

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  11. I love soups on a cold day - and think that preparing it is like a form of meditation...
    "Potage Parmentier" - mmmh, delicious...

    Or as Lewis Carroll said:

    "BEAUTIFUL Soup, so rich and green,
    Waiting in a hot tureen!
    Who for such dainties would not stoop?
    Soup of the evening, beautiful Soup!
    Soup of the evening, beautiful Soup!"

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    1. Preparing soup is unlike any other food prep'. I'd never compared it to meditation, but now that I think about it....

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    1. If I knew how to add a few more emojis, I would.

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  13. I am also a big fan of soups and stews for the Winter. Yesterday I made a beef stew and it was perfect on our 32 degree day with 4 inches of snow.
    home made soup is excellent especifor the Winter. Yesterday we got 4 inches of snow

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    1. I can only imagine that you live in Alaska! 4 ins of snow is definitely soup weather.

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  14. I like to add Danish Blue Cheese to my veggie soup. Deeeeelishus.

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  15. So many traditional soups here. Chicken with lemon and egg, bone, tripe, lentils, beans , chick peas that Sol mentions. Fish soup which we are allowed to eat on summer too.
    I prefer pumpkin or any vegetable. Time for soupS here now too

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