[If we're going to hell in a handbasket, we might as well bring a picnic]
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
The secret ingredient for squash soup
Last night, as I was once again dining sola, I made a big pot of butternut squash soup with chicken stock, shallots, fresh ginger, garam masala and turmeric. I expected it to be thin, but once it had gone through the blender it was quite creamy. I topped it with baby spinach leaves, hoping they'd wilt like they do in the Blue Shirt Cafe's version. They didn't.
The spinach was a little tough, which may have been the reason, though I suspect the secret ingredient is having the soup ladled into a paper container and transported to a different location.
Born and raised in northeast England. Moved to the US in '93. Became a citizen in '06.
LimeyG occasionally answers to the name Carolyn Grantham, especially in the context of such questions as "Where's Carolyn Grantham? I was going to ask if she wanted a cocktail."