Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
~ Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder
We do not understand the earth in terms either of what it offers us or of what it requires of us, and I think it is the rule that people inevitably destroy what they do not understand.
~ Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays
In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.
~ Rachel Carson
Cauliflower is nothing but a cabbage with a college education.
~ Mark Twain
This week’s soup was a very simple soup to prepare. You take one head of cauliflower (I used an orange or “cheddar” cauliflower), cut it into florets, and drop the florets into 2 cups of chicken or vegetable broth. Add one roughly chopped onion and three tablespoons of walnut pieces (or you can wait until the cauliflower is cooked before adding the walnuts; I prefer to cook the nuts because it’s easier on my gut). Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes, until the cauliflower is cooked. Add two cups of half & half or milk, and salt and pepper to taste. Using an immersion blender, puree it until it is smooth and creamy, reheat, and when it is nice and hot, serve the soup with a sprinkling of paprika. You can also garnish it with toasted walnuts.
I would like to try this again using coconut milk and Thai curry paste. I think the flavor combinations would work well. Out of curiosity, I just went in search of a Thai cauliflower soup recipe and found this: Curried Cauliflower Soup. It sounds so yummy that it might be next Sunday’s soup.
I’m sorry I missed our coffee chat yesterday. It was a busy, busy day. Maybe we’ll meander tomorrow. In the meantime, thank you for stopping by for Souper Sunday. I hope all is well with you.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂
A few of the 10,000 reasons to be happy: 146) The master bathroom renovation is finished!! 147) Creamy soups. 148) Bubble baths (which can now be taken in the new tub!). 149) Words of wisdom. 150) A quiet, relaxed and relaxing, Sunday.
Everything flows and nothing abides, everything gives way and nothing stays fixed.
Gumbo, of all other products of the New Orleans cuisine, represents a most distinctive type of the evolution of good cookery under the hands of the famous Creole Cuisinieres of old new Orleans.
~ from The Picayune’s Creole Cook Book, 1901
When I am in my mind,
My mind gives me what it has:
When I am in my heart
My heart gives me what it is:
Bless the poets, the workers for justice, the dancers of ceremony, the singers of heartache, the visionaries, all makers and carriers of fresh meaning—We will all make it through, despite politics and wars, despite failures and misunderstandings. There is only love.
~ Joy Harjo, Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings: Poems