I love soup. I know I’ve mentioned this before–like every January, but January seems to be a good time for soup. At least in the Northern Hemisphere. Of course, I’m one of those weird-can-eat-soup-any-day-of-the-year people so I don’t necessarily need cold weather to indulge, just a spoon. This is very handy when one is experiencing an unseasonably warm “winter” in NYC and one loves soup so much.
The other day I had some amazing wonton soup from Ginger’s in Midtown (for anyone in, around or visiting NYC). It was so delicious. The broth was seasoned perfectly and adorned not only with wontons so fresh they were practically falling apart, but also spinach which added an extra layer of goodness. The irony of it all, is that I rarely get wonton soup–I almost always get egg drop but on a whim I went with the wonton and here I am at 7:30am wondering what time Ginger’s opens and if I can work it into today’s schedule. Now, if that doesn’t speak volumes as to how good this soup is, nothing but tasting it will!
It did remind me that it’s been awhile since I’ve posted about soup. In looking back at some older posts, I realized that I owe you an up date on my Kaliflower Soup, which I am determined to get juuuuuust right and I think I may have finally solved the “too much” kale debacle (hint: baby kale!). There is another soup from a health store on the Upper East Side that I’d also like to try my hand at: it’s a veggie soup with yellow lentils, so it has a creamy rather than brothy base that accompanies most veggie soups. The result is an extra-hearty veggie soup that could easily be a meal all on its own! I also promised April an actual Roasted Asparagus soup recipe other than Jaime’s vague instructions…
I guess I need to get cooking!
But before I go, I thought I’d leave you with some links to earlier soup posts, in case you’re in the mood to do a bit of cooking on your own and needed some inspiration (and before you argue, stew is a soup and who cares what you call it, it has Guinness so just try not to shovel it in too fast and burn your mouth!):