Soup Greens

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Today is Book Group Day. It is my turn to host. My house is not quite ready for guests, (see Winter Sewing) so I am having it at my cousin’s. Our group is perhaps a bit more about the food than the books we read and being hostess means crafting some sort of fabulous soup to go with all the other pot luck items. We are rarely disappointed so when it is my turn I feel a tiny bit of stress to come up with something a) different and b) edible.

You might remember me talking a little about snow this winter. Well it hasn’t stopped yet. A snow day from school again. While the white stuff was piling up outside and a 40 car pile up was being cleaned up in Bangor (very scary stuff) and my husband took off to sno-blow ours and the neighbors’ yards I pulled out all the things I bought yesterday for my┬ásoups (2) and realized it was another blog post in the making! I searched through all my cook books and the recipes I decided on were Asparagus Vichyssoise and Lettuce Soup. Both from this cookbook



Here are some photos of the process, I think you will see why I felt Okay about posting this on Gathering Greens! When life gives you white, go green any way you can.


The collection from the grocery store





Lettuce simmering



Asparagus Vichyssoise



I also bought some ripe avocados for guacamole



Maybe we will try growing some green with these avocado pits.



The bowl is a little too small



Lettuce Soup, Asparagus Vichyssoise and Guacamole in snow bank.



I was even wearing my favorite green sweater.

Oh I forgot to tell you what we are reading this week.


A Maine story and author, no snow involved. (well maybe a little)


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