Cozying into "Soup Season"
It really is that time of year. The weather gets cooler, the days get shorter, we (sigh) spend more time indoors. The upside of this for me is delving into the amazing Fall harvest, and creating warming meals for my family and of course for the Markets! A giant pot of beans on the stove at home is a sure sign of a great dinner (plus leftovers for lunch!)
I also enjoy the process of giving stocks and broths lots of time to develop flavor as they simmer happily for hours. The Immunity Boosting Broth I am bringing this week is very much a product of that. While I do make many bone-based broths, this particular one focuses on the minerals and other amazing nutrition in its highly nutritious vegetable ingredients, such as Japanese yams, burdock root, and a host of other powerhouse foods. A long simmer and steep gives it a deep flavor which tastes as good on its own, as it does in your own home creations! Featured vegetables this week include sweet late season carrots, paired with cauliflower and ginger, as well as two of my favorite spices, toasted coriander seed and Aleppo pepper. Together they are coaxed into a tangy and soothing soup that delights and warms. Of course there is also the chowder! A year round hit at The Mill, I was able to get another bunch of corn to add this week, which just helps extend that summer feeling, even if its just for lunch time.
This week, I am happy to be able to bring my soups to the Bronxville Farmers Market, and I look forward to seeing some new faces there! I will be back at the Hastings Market on 10/17.
See you at the Market!