Tuesday, November 9, 2010

On a cold evening

This has been, so far, a very warm autumn. Hardly any rain and we actually still walk barefoot on some days. The evenings, however, are cool up here, and call for something hearty and warming, like a bowl of rich soup.  It's a very simple meal, which usually involves simply throwing together whatever veggies need using up, and some lentils. Very satisfying, too.

Hope you're enjoying cool autumn evenings too, wherever you are (well, except Australia perhaps :o))

7 comments:

Rose said...

Hello Anna, here in Australia we are having quite a cool spring which is very unusual for us. It's also damp which we find equally unusual. We've actually being enjoying some soup on some cool evenings too. :)

Kate said...

I made a pot of soup yesterday, too. It was perfect because we ended up with a surprise snow storm!

Lady Anne said...

The Squire works from 2 to 6 in the afternoon, so we have our main meal in the middle of the day, and a lighter one in the evening. His favorite thing to come home to is homemade soup and fresh bread! Of course, it doesn't take much of that to turn into something more than a "light meal". Do you have butternut squash in Israel? Saute some onions in butter, add chunks of squash and either water or bouillon (I use a Kosher chicken-flavored brand). Once the squash is soft, I toss it in the blender with some cream cheese. Heavenly! I got the recipe from allrecipes.com if you want the specifics, but that's the gist of it.

Mim said...

Hi Anna,
It's certainly not cold in the evenings here (Sydney, Australia), but not hot either! I am rather sorry to say that we have just about skipped Spring altogether! My favourite time of the year has been overrun with either wet and cold days/evenings or hot summery days/evenings.

Ah well. It's still beautiful :)

Miriam

neuropoet3 said...

Mmmmm - this looks lovely. Makes me think we might have something similar for dinner tonight... I already have a loaf of gluten free bread baking in the oven - a hearty soup would be a nice addition to that. I'll have to see what ingredients we have in the house at the moment. :)

Anonymous said...

Anna, any chance we could get the recipe for that soup? It looks so inviting!

Anonymous said...

Soup is most definitely comfort food, & like you, I enjoy making it, too. We just finished up the last of a pot of vegetable barley soup. At least, those were the main ingredients. Making soup, for me, is often my way to make sure & use up bits of this, or odds & ends of that, before they go bad. I suppose I should be worried about what would happen if the result were not so tasty. But I have actually experienced more frustration when I have a particularly successful outcome! I'm not sure I could ever replicate some of my creations!

Brenda