Thursday, September 24, 2009

wednesday soup

Wednesday is generally soup night around here during the school year. Last night it was the broccoli soup from Apples for Jam. I was inspired when Soulemama mentioned the recipe recently. She's worked out her own version--this one is the super simple version in the book--it starts with water and chopped fresh broccoli -- I am so drawn to the simplicity of that. And it turned out yummy. I had it in my lunch today too--soup is one of my favorite brown bag lunches.
I made soda bread to go with it. I have only just recently discovered soda bread and Ken and I are both enjoying it so much. This one is half whole wheat. I followed the directions in How to Cook Everything and found I needed to add a bit more liquid. We slice this very thin and eat it with butter. So so good, and also very good for breakfast the next morning as toast, under a poached egg. Yea for breakfast, homemade bread, and soup.

We'll be celebrating the equinox this weekend, despite the hot temperatures. Typical fall weather here so we'll just go with it. I hope you are having the weather you enjoy . . .

(Oh, and sorry about the blurry photos--I still only have Faith's little camera to work with . . .)

8 comments:

Meg said...

I was also inspired by Amanda--we had broccoli soup on Sunday night. My 7year old was so traumatized; I just had to laugh thinking about how Amanda's daughter had asked for the soup as her birthday dinner!

Enjoy your celebration this weekend!

pilgrimama said...

Your pictures still capture a lovely essence.
And fun to see you featured over on Soulemama this morning!

Kaylovesvintage said...

ok, now I will make the soup on the weekend , you bread looks great

Anonymous said...

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Jane said...

I'm so hungry right now and that bread looks so good!

kosenrufu mama said...

i have seen you on soulemama blog!! my compliments for you!!!

Jennifer said...

I just adore broccoli soup and yours and that bread look amazing. I'm really enjoying your blog and will definitely be coming back for more.

Leila said...

Wednesday is soup night at our house as well, and we had broccoli soup too!

Yours looks lovely and not really blurry at all! :)

I love the craftiness of your blog. I entered your fabric giveaway, but I also hope you take advantage of our ongoing fabric swap at Like Mother, Like Daughter.

Just bookmark the swap for when you need something....