Happy Saturday morning! It is rainy, windy and cold today as a Nor-Easter blows up the coast. Just fine by me. I'm keeping cosy here with books, my journal and a big pot of Golden Beet Soup from Love Soup by Anna Thomas. It seemed necessary to make this soup last night and when I tasted it (with creme fraiche, of course) it seemed necessary to eat two bowls and decide that this is what the weekend would be. The book looks pretty good. It's vegetarian and I made the Beet Soup vegetarian, um ... well except that I used chicken stock straight the from WFM 365 box. Sorry purists, stock is too time consuming for me to make.
Jon and I both felt that this soup would have benefited with a bit of proscuitto or bacon sauted with the veg and, head's up, The recipe called for 4 cups of stock and 1 cup of water. I put in an additional 2 cups of stock. I guess this book would probably be better for the more experienced soup maker. I'll make a couple more recipes and check it out.
Tomorrow is my first-ever book signing at Barnes & Noble in Jenkintown. Wish me luck!