Sunday – 7/1/2018 – Soup Month

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  • #865132

    pussigato
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    When the cold weather is here, what better way to warm up than with a nice, warm bowl of soup? Or if you’re a bit toasty a cold Gazpacho. Let’s find out the history for Soup Month!

    Soup dates back to about 20,000 B.C. It was made in animal hides and watertight baskets until vases and stuff. In the 16th century, soupe (Fr) referred to a highly concentrated and cheap soup. Street vendors sold it as an antidote to physical exhaustion. Speaking of physical exhaustion, millions of friends and family are enduring Mother Natures’ fury and are, quite frankly, tired of it. Not much to do about it but kitten cuddles and some tasty soup.




    Enjoy and have a happy~
    PG

    #865134

    Moonshadow_NZ
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    Duck soup

    we have a number of threads about soup and if you ever want to check for soup recipes then search for ‘soup’ on the recent activity page. I think this is the first soup thread that looks in to the origins of soup.

    #865135

    Kittyzee
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    Hi all! I made split soup last week with the ham bone from Christmas–it was so good! This week I’ll be making turkey and rice with vegetables with the turkey carcass/leftover from Thanksgiving. Luckily, Mr. KZ loves soup, and so do I. Nothing is better when it’s this cold outside!

    We are due for nasty weather tonight, a freezing mix of everything I’m afraid. The ground is so cold now if it rains, it will freeze and will be very dangerous. Ice cleats are a must for this kind of weather.

    #865136

    pussigato
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    I love the expression on the cats face! The great thing about soup is its so versatile and a staple of most diets.

    Pea soup, yum! My nephew boils the ham bone and makes broth. Then he puts it the freezer to use later. Ice is always the problem here too. Even 1/2″ of ice is dangerous for people walking and driving. This is esp. true for the drivers who think they know what they’re doing but don’t have a clue.

    The sun is shinning and now that Miss Gaea has had lunch, she’s going to get her vitamin D. I’m watching the playoffs, cya.

    #865137

    katzenjammer
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    That wee grey tabby is opening his paws for me!!!!!

    “What the Duck” hehehe!

    Either I’m adjusting to it or it seems to be less cold. Supposed to get much warmer this wk, well relatively warmer.

    KZ, you’re so right re cleats. Weather peeps warned of black ice under snow today and in my new higher cleated boots I was just zooming along! 🙂

    The only soup I’d manage is the kind that comes in pouches that I just have to place in micro dish and heat for like 5 mins. And I do have purrhaps one or 2 types in freezer so could be a plan. For me, cooking up a big pot of soup for me seems pointless, as what I want one day I will not want the next and I’d end up throwing out most of it.

    #865139

    JerseyJoan
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    Happy Sunday!
    I made split pea soup yesterday – it was so good! Freezing the leftovers for a future winter night.

    #865141

    AV
    Participant

    Love split pea soup!! Lots of warm goodness …. Miss Caddy went back outside today, her choice, I put her at the doorstep, with the door open, so if she chose to stay in she could have ….. she wasn’t in a hurry, but ventured out, then immediately started to check all her fav spots.

    #865142

    katzenjammer
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    Might try cream of mushroom micro from freezer soup l8r.

    Watching int doc called “Body Hacker” where some guy tries new and challenging stuff. This wk he’s training with the French Foreign Legion which I’m not including in my plans for 2018. 😉 Don’t think that “Sophisticated Cat” would enjoy the experience either! Very diff from “Beau Geste” romantic/swashbuckling type film LOL.

    It’s still a guy only thing anyway, ‘cept interestingly the MD and nurse are women. Plus peeps can’t join for new ID’s or “to forget” as they are checked out via Interpol. I could manage the sit-ups in basic but not the rope climbing and river crossing. And I do know how to use an M-16. The guys from all over the world are quite easy-on-the-eye too! Takes place in French Guiana and I do like tropical heat.

    PG, when you were in the Navy did you have to go through basic training? I don’t do well taking orders, better at giving them hehehe.

    #865143

    Moonshadow_NZ
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    KJ, you have shocked me. We worry about you with the battery drill and even a craft knife or screwdriver but an M-16 ! 😮 😮
    You never cease to surprise me girl.
    We have a hot sunny Monday here and I am feeling good. Had a 3 monthly check up and I have made some really good changes in my bloodtest numbers and also lost a stone thanks to a nutrition course and working hard at the gym. 🙂
    KZ, we finished out Christmas ham lastnight and I put the bone in the freezer until rubbish day but now I will save it for hambone soup thanks to your comment. Will have to check out what to do though. Keep safe with the nasty weather KZ, no going outside unless you have to as we don’t want you to slip over and hurt your hip.
    PG, I will investigate making ham bone broth.
    AV, Caddy was ‘reading the news’ as Mum put it, to check who has been in her territory while she was gone.
    KJ, I watched a documentary about the Foreign Legion a few years ago, utterly fascinating and phew! that training is amazingly tough.
    I got HRH inside last night and she went to sleep in her favourite spot under Airy’s bed until the wee small hours when she hogs our bed. This morning she didn’t come down to go outside or eat. Mr MS checked on her and she was asleep. I can’t get down on the floor to check on her under the bed but managed to lie on the bed and hang over and look at her and she seemed fine. Finally at 1pm she wandered down stairs and asked to go out, then came back in later and ate breakfast. I guess she just wanted a sleep in. I was worried though as it was so out of character.

    #865144

    pussigato
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    Soup in a package is good too, KJ. I have a stove and crockpot but I have a lot of canned soup as well. Pea soup was the fave for the weekend. I love hot tomato soup but am not a fan of Gazpacho. Go figure

    When I saw the title “Body Hacker” something entirely different came to mind. Knowing how to use an M-16 can solve problems. Purrhaps, not in the most positive way but it gets the job done. Yes, I was in boot camp. There was no discipline growing up so I was a wild child. (NO!) 😮 It was something I never knew so I didn’t mind taking orders, sorta. I had my run ins esp. with my beady-eyed drill instructor. It’s been decades and I still remember her.

    Miss Caddy had to reconnoitre her space, huh? I wonder if she’ll come back in for the night?

    #865145

    pussigato
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    I hadn’t thought of that, MS. KJ can electrocute herself while “fixing the microwave” but can handle an M16.

    Great work MS! You probably left the doctor’s office with a bounce in your step. 😉

    That’s funny about HRH…in hindsight. Even now, they are testing us.

    https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-bone-broth-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-215311

    #865146

    lagatta4
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    Today I actually made a hell of a lot of soup. I’d bought a turkey carcass with a lot of meat at Boucherie du marché (Jean-Talon Market) and naturally made stock, picking the viable bits of meat off the bone. I don’t eat a lot of meat, but did put some bits in soup. Then a frozen duck carcass braised in a glass of white wine and a brunoise. It is delicious but not especially pretty, though I can crisp up the skin.

    I am SO EFFING COLD!!!!!!

    #865148

    katzenjammer
    Participant

    That’s great MS. Your MD must be proud of you as are we all!

    Purrhaps ’cause gazpacho is cold, PG? And I totally agree. By rights soup should be steaming hot. There’s some sort of fruit soup which to me would be the same thing as pouring juice in a glass. I did make my formerly frozen cream of mushroom soup and it was quite satisfying.

    Yup as I’ve retold countless times, 1st trip to Israel our group got to do some “training” on an army base. Fortunately I’d brought my gym tights as when we were given fatigues, efurrything was way too big for me, and while a loose shirt works, well I was not about to go around bare-bottomed! 🙁 Surprisingly they let us use live ammo and some jokers in our group actually walked within range as we were target shooting! The officer assigned to me was a Brit, nice-looking, and had I been shooting at a live purrson, said purrson would no longer have been alive! Admittedly it was empowering. Was told that grrls tend to excel at sharp-shooting. Of course I shut my eyes when firing and an assault weapon has a srs kick. Real neat to see a lovely grrl from OZ as drill sergeant for a troop of male recruits!

    PG, you a “wild child”? I can’t even fathom it! 😉

    Lagatta, are you not warm in your place? Here I can adjust the heat to my liking, and I guess pay for it. Also use a small baseboard heater for direct heat, fireplace style. Anyway it’s supposedly getting warmer this week.

    Must finish watching doc on French Foreign Legion where there is a surfeit of unfluffy language from show host. And even though I can speak French and do look good in khaki I would not last 2 secs in this or any sort of boot camp.

    #865150

    Moonshadow_NZ
    Moderator

    Lagatta, I get the impression that it is cold at your place.
    That was so unlike your usual posts but it certainly got the message across. I hope you and Livia are managing to keep warm and entertained so cabin fever doesn’t set in.
    PG, thanks for that link. I think I will wait until cooler weather before I begin boiling bones and heating the house anymore than it is.
    LOL, I left the Dr’s office feeling pretty good then realised I hadn’t got my prescriptions renewed and had to go back.
    Orders, not something most of us are good at taking unless we can see a logical and good reason for what is being asked.

    #865154

    Kittyzee
    Participant

    MS, I take my ham bone (usually with ham bits still stuck to it) and cover it with water and let it simmer for a few hours. The pieces of meat fall off and some I pick off if they look edible, but not the gristle or fat. It makes the best split pea soup ever! If you don’t like pea soup, it would make a wonderful savory broth for noodles. I do the same with beef soup bones (the butcher packages them for me) since we have our own beef, to make vegetable soup. I do love gazpacho though, so refreshing in the summer.

    Wonderful news from the doctor–good job!! I will be watching the weather tomorrow and will stay in since they are calling for a mix of everything–already the temps here are 28 degrees–it hasn’t been that warm for a month!

    #865164

    lagatta4
    Participant

    Yes, I can adjust my heating (not all residents can) but I hate cranking it up a lot, and not only because of the cost; it also makes the place very dry; I’ve had itchy skin (despite good skin cream) and a couple of nosebleeds, neither of which I usually have. I was wearing four layers of clothing. Also, I’ve been working at my desk pretty much non-stop, except for breaks to do stretches (with small weights) and fetch some water. Even my houseplants were drier than usual, and Livia was drinking more water than is her habit.

    It is far milder now, just a couple of degrees below freezing.

    Such a relief!

    #865172

    Jeankit
    Participant

    Missed this on Sunday!
    Adding my 2.5 cent worth today:
    https://ordinaryvegan.net/moroccon-vegan-stew/
    Moroccan Vegan Stew with Chickpeas, Sweet Potatoes, Spinach & Raisins
    chickpea stew
    Easy Chickpeasy Stew 😀

    #865174

    JerseyJoan
    Moderator

    JK, that chic pea stew looks delish!

    #865178

    lagatta4
    Participant

    Yes, I’ll definitely make that! There are always chick peas in my pantry, obviously to make hummus tahini, but lots of other things as well.

    For some reason I find chick peas and lentils much easier to digest than New World beans, though I do love black beans. My tummy doesn’t, though…

    #865179

    pussigato
    Participant

    I agree the chickpea recipe sounds/looks delish. I love chickpeas!

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