Didn’t you also looked forward for Spring to start? I know I can’t really complain about NorCal winters, but as a cook I love to celebrate every new season. This Happy Spring String Bean Soup is my newest celebration dish.
A sore throat for days. Delusional dreams due to the cough syrup. But not really sick enough to cancel work. That’s how I struggled through the week. But the one dish I cooked at home this week found it’s way to the blog: Chicken veggie noodle soup with lots of ginger.
It made me feel better in all kinds of ways.
On the right side of your screen (or below when you’re reading this mobile) I state that “Edie eats .. home cooked meals – every day“. No one asked me, but I was curious: how true is that?
If I may so myself, that’s very true! And to proof that, here are some numbers and the recipe for the Mushroom Soup for Champs that was the last dish I made in 2016.
If I’ve learned a lesson this week, then it’s not to change your routine too much. Even with a good plan it turned out to be hard to change my cooking. Was it the plan that was to blame? Or me? Am I just not that good with sticking to dinner plans? I know I’m very comfortable in my freestyle ‘what shall we have for dinner tonight’-style.
But then, how to explain this? This [vegan] White bean soup with sauerkraut was planned and too good not to write about.
I felt like I became a fennel stem.
I promise, you won’t! Not even if you try this recipe for a no-waste Fennel Leek Soup.
Although I could imagine that it would happen, I couldn’t foresee in what way my cooking would change when migrating to California. Living in a city with two huge Chinese supermarkets, a smaller freezer and a new Japanese cookbook inspired me to this dish, which I probably wouldn’t have come up with, when I was still living in The Netherlands.
Meet my new recipe: Chinese style dumpling duck soup with bok choy!
I don’t know if it was written in the stars, but last Saturday turned out to have Japanese ‘feel’ although I didn’t ate any Japanese food. I saved that for my first experiments with hot pot today. Playing with some leftovers, I invented a recipe for Japanese escarole and tofu hot pot with udon noodles.