Tuesday, September 25, 2012

September Soup


Last Saturday was chilly, so I made a pot of soup. Into it went the usual kitchen-y bits and bobs: leftover chicken and stock; the tail end of a summer squash from the farm up the road; red sweet pepper ditto; onion and garlic (fresh); carrot (flabby); a few lonely leaves of leftover spinach; tomatoes off the vine chopped whole and tossed in regardless, peel, seeds and all. Some salt and pepper and cayenne and nutmeg. A handful of fresh rosemary and thyme from the pots in the porch.

September soup carries a certain nostalgia. Filled with the harvest of warm-weather gardens, it gleams with the last lingering glory of summer sun. Poised on the cusp of two seasons, it celebrates them both.

A good way to mark the first day of fall and bid farewell to summer.



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32 comments:

  1. Looks good! This time of year seems to encourage me to make soup...

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    1. Yes - we never missed it all summer, but now the urge is back.

      :)

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  2. Looks lovely! I don't actually like soup, mind, but I admire it aesthetically and economically :-D.

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    1. I know just what you mean by admiring something aesthetically without actually liking it. Well put! :)

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  3. Soup sounds really good. Your soup sounds really tasty too. I made soup more when DD was home, I need to get back into it.

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    1. It's an easy habit to form - especially if you keep stock around. Thanks Beth! :)

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  4. Our family also shared a big pot of soup on the first day of fall. No flabby carrots tho' - this time! Roasted veggies - carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes, V & O, seasonings, garlic and herbs from the garden then lentils added to chix stock with coarsely chopped roasted veggies. YUM! Your soup looks delicious!

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    1. Yours sounds wonderful. V&O has me puzzled - what is it? (Or what are they?)

      Thanks, Sue. :)

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  5. Soup looks delight! Thanks for sharing this Autumn mood :)

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  6. I am enjoying a roast vegetable soup this week, garlic, onion, carrot, potato and cauliflower. Dash of Turmeric and some vegetable stock cube; delicious.

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    1. I keep hearing roast vegetable - will have to try that next. Turmeric, very healthy! :)

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  7. It looks very yummy. Hugs,
    Meredith

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  8. Oh, what a lovely Subject Line... "September Soup" Doesn't get much better than that! :-)

    "Auntie"
    (Who is still making discoveries, on this ding-dang-New-Blogger!)

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    1. I rather liked it myself - and was hoping no one expected a recipe.

      Keep plugging away at Blogger. In a few months you'l hardly remember what the old interface looked like. :)

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  9. Yum! But where are the Peanuts? :)

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    1. Dang, I knew there was something missing!

      (I think I have added PB to soup at least once before - and definitely to sauces.)

      :)

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  10. It looks lovely, I love soup in the cooler weather, I like to make it in my slow cooker, then when I get back from work it's all ready waiting for me :)

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    1. We don't use our slow cooker enough. Thanks for the reminder, Linda! :)

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    1. Thanks for commenting! It was pretty yummy. :)

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  12. Ohhhhh....it smells good from here!

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  13. Oh I love me some soup at this time of the year, low calorie, full of goodness and keeping one reasonably slim before the Christmas indulgence! Yours looks truly delicious...yum xox Penelope

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    1. Funny but I always seem to put on weight this time of year. Storing up fat for the cold, maybe. :)

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  14. Wow, how I would have loved that bowl of soup last night after a gorgeous ride in Durango... Of course, I think that would have been the perfect meal no matter where we were. :)

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    1. I can only imagine how beautiful Colorado must be right now....

      :)

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  15. We made our first batch of soup last week. Tis the season. We had split pea

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    1. Mr. M loves split pea - I should make that more often.

      :)

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