how to build soup

An odd title for a midsummer post in Colorado. But we had a very odd midsummer cool, grey, drizzly day with almost an inch of much needed rain yesterday. It was such a relief from July’s heat, that I was inspired to make soup with the summer vegetables making their first appearances this month. And I say build rather than cook soup because that’s how I think of making a hearty full-bodied soup. Continue reading “how to build soup”

a tale of kale

So many types of kale – curly, ruffled, savoyed (with pebbly surfaced leaves), Russian, Tuscan, green, red, purple, white (really white-veined) and varieties called black and rainbow! And then we create different names for the same type of kale. Did you know that Tuscan, dinosaur, lacinato and black kale all refer to the same narrow, straight-edged, savoyed leaves? Continue reading “a tale of kale”