A woman who cannot make soup
Um, that seems a little harsh but when the going gets tough, I do what most women do…
I make vegetable broth.
|This is some serious broth action|
As a foodie and mama of three OS, it’s my attempt, I guess, to put things together and make something good. Into the kettle, I put celery, scallions, garlic, half a red onion, a tomato and two cooked potatoes that were lounging in the refrigerator doing nothing. I then threw in some radish leaves, carrots, a stalk of frozen corn I bought in the summer at the farmers’ market. Half a red pepper, a handful of frozen leeks, kosher salt, bay leaf and spices bubble and mix with the other ingredients. The amber broth is flavorful. I have a sick child upstairs, I feel so confused. But this homemade broth imbues a sense of peace and accomplishment within me.
|Dramatic, slightly forced vegetable broth smile|
In some ways, I think this is like the Scripture found in
|better than the boxed stuff, fo’ shur!|