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Today is soup day!
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Today is soup day!

There are days perfectly suited for making soup.  We all know it, can feel it in the air when the first subtle breezes begin to blow and we have a renewed hope that the cool air of Autumn is on its way.  Today is like that, and with the breezes that are also drying the laundry I've hung outside comes the need for assembling an array of vegetables and seasonings that will become my purely vegetable broth.  I think I'll let basil have a voice in this seasonal song; my plantings from seed have delighted me this summer.

In the pot currently is red onion, celery, carrots and bell pepper.  I went outside and picked some fresh basil to throw into the simmering brew.  Salt and pepper and a lovely little aromatic blend of dried herbs provencal complete the broth components.

My technique is like so many others: load the bottom of the pot with my vegetables and then fill it with water.  I'll add more water as it simmers so that I don't let it run too low.  In a few hours I'll have a lovely, rich broth that I can strain and set aside or, as I'll do today, add a fresh batch of vegetables and simmer again for tonight's meal.

What i have on hand is zucchini, cauliflower, carrots, corn, red onions, peppers and tomatoes.   I'll also add some potatoes, and more basil for good measure.  Most of these are out of the garden, so it really will be fresh vegetable soup.

By supper time I can proudly proclaim "Soup's on!". I can't wait.

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  1. Akanksha
    Akanksha
    I love Soups! I was always devoid of cold drinks due to breathing problems so soups have been my favorites. Out of votes right now...will come back to vote gain!
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    1. Akanksha
      Akanksha
      vote#2
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      1. Glenna Meredith
        Glenna Meredith
        Hello, and thank you. Soups are wonderful, heartwarming and so good for us.
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  2. Veganara
    Veganara
    Voted. It sounds delicious, especially with the basil. For a soothing and energising hot drink, have a look at my Hot Chocolate and Raspberry Breakfast Shake recipe.
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    1. Akanksha
      Akanksha
      I love tomato soup with basil!
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  3. Veganara
    Veganara
    Voted. It sounds delicious, especially with the basil. For a soothing and energising hot drink, have a look at my Hot Chocolate and Raspberry Breakfast Shake recipe.
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    1. Glenna Meredith
      Glenna Meredith
      Thanks so much :D Your shake sounds wonderful, I'll be dropping in later.
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  4. Carolyn
    Carolyn
    Vote #4! Vegetable soup is one of my favorite meals! Just curious, where do you live that you are starting to feel fall breezes. In southern Alabama, it has cooled down to the mid 80's due to the rain.
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    1. Glenna Meredith
      Glenna Meredith
      I'm in south central Ky... Bowling Green area. Right now we're having a big T-storm, so those breezes turned into something. Cool temps are on the way, at least for a few days. Fall, or the feel of it, does start about now; there's just something different about the early mornings that start to speak to me. Thanks for voting.
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  5. BuddhasDelight
    BuddhasDelight
    i LOVE soup! :))) I make them all the time and am famous for my indian red lentil and roasted rosemary potato leek. mmm! i think there is a soup for every day of the year! thanks glenna for this one. voted!
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    1. Glenna Meredith
      Glenna Meredith
      I had a lovely potato leek soup in a Nashville pub a few years ago, but the addition of rosemary sounds like the final touch. Thanks for voting.
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  6. SnakeWitch
    Nice soup recipe! Sounds great! And I love the way you made your recipe into an article. It's a refreshing way to write that - I never though of doing it like that! Check out my new piece, They Say It's Misplaced Pride, and vote if you like it!
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