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THE SOUP:

November 3rd, 2008 (09:26 am)

I got a big old Yam...huge
must have been two pounds.

Cut it into discs and then strips.
Roasted it for an hour or more at 400 F.
Held it.

In the pot...
the usual suspects, I did the onion and carrots and garlic in a little olive oil first
then filled the big ole iron enameled red pot with water and celery and sea salt
and brought it to boil
with a small handful of star anise, two cinnamon sticks, a palm full of coriander seed.
Oh yes , and of course 8 thick cut discs from a fresh ginger root.

(Joy loved my ceramic knife, I sang its praises--DOESN"T BLACKEN HERBS!
Also rarely needs sharpening...Hurray space technology from Japan in the Kitchen!!!)

(((i do lean towards the East, with soup...but I stumble West, makes it fun)))

We let it bubble away, and talked and talked and talked....oh the stories.

Pulled out the stiff bits after a few hours, and dropped in the caramelised sweet potato.
Let it get squishy, bubble bubble bubble....

Hit it with my stick, GRZZZZZZZZZZeeeeeeeeeZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
(i love my stick, my Nephew gave it to me--it zips through stuff like noooobodies business!)

We allowed it needed something else.
*taste taste, slurp slurp*
I poured in a few table spoons of Black Strap Brer Rabbit Molasses...
*taste taste, slurp slurp*
a few swirls of Srracha....

Mmmmmmmmmm......

Eaten with wonderful CM black rye, black Russian rye....so good.

I have left overs going today to people I adore.

^_^


*EDIT
also there was a splash of apple cider, and a handful of crimini mushrooms...
and other stuff I am sure......

Soup is Fun.


ooh ooh more *Edit
and in the best of traditions, JOY showed up with a little pot of loverly beans
she had made the day before, YUM--all veggie and perfection! I said: Know what I should do,
put your beans in one of my containers--she finished my sentence: And I can take the soup
we make, home in mine!


^_^

It is good to have Joy in my life.

Comments

Posted by: sleightgirl (sleightgirl)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2008 04:46 pm (UTC)
Cream Cheese

Mmmm...sounds good! It makes me want to start eating yams!

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2008 04:52 pm (UTC)
WishBone

Yams.

Mmmmm.......Fall.

Posted by: Bobby (mezaway)
Posted at: November 4th, 2008 01:28 am (UTC)

As soon as you said "got a big old yam" I immediately thought of Karen Finley. Sordid old perv, I am.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: November 8th, 2008 06:04 am (UTC)
Pinky

Dear gods! Something has disabled my "LJ to MAILBOX" thingy...I am not getting these responses!!!

How do I fix that?

Posted by: Bobby (mezaway)
Posted at: November 8th, 2008 07:36 am (UTC)

I'm not entirely sure. One thing I do know with a measurable degree of certainty:

Do not insert in butt and strike with hammer.

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