Soup, Glorious Soup!

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!):

Bon appetito!

shiner soup

January Recap!

What the hell happened to January?  How is it already February 1st?? (btw, Happy Birthday James!)

Oh, yeah…I got a new job.  Great for bank accounts and pesky things like paying rent and bills, bad for blogging!  Well, not bad–I just need to figure out a better blog strategy!

We took a very brief trip to Portugal and made some soup.  C’mon is there anything better when it’s cold and nasty outside?  And thanks to this Polar Vortex, it’s been really cold and really nasty!

I neither perfected my Kaliflower soup nor found the secret to unlocking the deliciousness of Jaime’s asparagus soup, but I will continue my efforts and when I know, you’ll know…you know?

But all is not lost!  And as a final tribute to January, I’m going to leave you with a delicious Tomato Basil soup (click the link because allrecipes.com has made it so much easier for both of us!).  It’s a specialty of my friend Tracy, who serves it with the most amazing grilled cheese (think cheese and bacon and avocado and turkey–everything that is right in the world!!).

Why should you make it?

  1. It’s easy to make!
  2. It’s delicious!
  3. It looks like this:

    mmm...mmm...good!

    mmm…mmm…good!

  4. It makes a light enough dinner you can splurge on dessert AND port (c’mon, you knew I was going to reference it somewhere)!
  5. It’s made with Bloody Mary mix and there’s enough left over for brunch 🙂  And if that’s not a great reason to make a soup, I don’t know what is!

Hopefully, you were able to find some warmth, comfort, and a little bit of tasty inspiration this January.  Saude!