The soup was only okay in spite of good ingredients and the same steps that have produced outstanding results. That’s how it goes.
There’s basil, parsley, garlic, collard greens, cabbage, carrots, onion, chicken sausage and homemade chicken stock. Added hot sesame oil and a squeeze of lime at the end. Maybe the lime was a mistake? Unlike softer greens which can be thrown in at the end or even off heat, I wilted the collards and green cabbage in advance.
Sad to say, I broke my favorite knife in the process (the ceramic chef’s knife that was a Christmas gift years ago). I dropped it in a moment of distraction created by the hot handles of my Dutch oven. That made me decide to replace the damned pot (not the one in the picture) — in addition to poorly designed handles, its heat conduction is awful, producing side scorching and smoking olive oil routinely. Enough!
Besides, you should see the beauties I can get with frequent flyer miles!
Well it sure looks good …
It was tasty enough. Very much of a soup day with rain and cold.
shame ’bout the knife; strange how some tools grow on you, whilst others never feel quite right, even if they’re exactly the same
just to let you know Dee how much I love coming here, your posts full of life, honesty, wit and all the unnameables cheer me up, make me think, help me feel connected
so thank you x
thanks, Saskia — I’ve been distracted by many things this summer and sorry not to be making the rounds… I appreciate your comment more than I can say.
i love my ceramic knife. chipped it just yesterday in a moment of distraction. Not making many rounds myself these days.
Moments of distraction — that could be the title of my memoir! I DO read your blog every day. I love it showing up in my mailbox. But because I’m on the phone, I’m not much for commenting.