Today's the last day of my holiday vacation. So, besides finishing the last load of laundry and packing my suitcase, I decided to try to finish up little projects left around the house. I had purchased a bag of root vegies at the Co-op earlier this week and realized I better use them today or they were going to make a truth of our calling one of the drawers in the 'frig the "rotter." So I decided that they would make a nice soup for lunch combining the Golden Pottage recipe from the bag and a root soup recipe from Sylvia Thompson. What I didn't expect was the mental "YES!!!" I heard as I was cutting the beets, rutabagas, carrots, and turnips into chunks for the soup. Preparing this meal, cutting good vegetables, and the earthy fragrances wafting up from the cutting board hit me like a brick, reminding me that THIS was something I really liked doing. So really, I'm writing to remind me of this moment. Besides, it feels like a classic Purling Oaks post....right?
The soup was very tasty, too.
More roots, or evidence that roots exist. We may have flowers this winter. Good think I pulled it out of the dark part of the basement, eh?
Three of four cats are comatose here with me in the sunroom with the wood stove fired up. It is a nice Sunday afternoon. I think I'll read a bit more then make sure I've got everything packed.
Stay warm, stay safe this week!