Wednesday, July 26, 2006


I would like to take a few minutes to talk about soup.
My dad said the best thing to me. He told me that love is like soup…and he was right.
Everyone has their own kind of soup, or their own idea of love. If you are chicken noodle, and someone else is clam chowder, they will keep giving you clam chowder, thinking that they are making you feel loved, but all you really want is chicken noodle. It all boils down to either one of two things, either you find someone else who is also digging on the chicken noodle, or find someone who cares you enough to take a step back and be like, “Hey, I keep giving you this awesome clam chowder and you’re not happy. Well hell, what kind of soup would you like?” From there they can either say, “Oh, all I have to do is give you chicken noodle and you will feel loved? That’s easy.” OR “Ewww, chicken noddle. I could never give anyone chicken noodle.”
And then you know.
I think I might be French onion. My boyfriend thinks I’m soup-du-jour. I’m sure I’m not lobster bisque…too heavy. I wouldn’t like to be baked potato soup either, because all you can taste is the bacon after a while. He might be alphabet soup.

I would like to give everyone the opportunity to show me some love, and send me some soup. (okay, not actual soup, but a favorite soup recipe..and yes, I realize that it is nearly 1,000 degrees outside)


Anonymous said...

Hmm I love the idea behind this website, very unique.

Anonymous said...

CREAM OF CHICKEN SOUP WITH RICE. A can of cream of chicken and a bag of rice. Go to town.

-IndyMage (ask Al)

Anonymous said...

Really amazing! Useful information. All the best.

Greg (your bike tour leader) said...

4 lg cans low sodium chicken broth
1/2 head of cilantro; rough chop
1/2 head of thai basil; " "
4 kafir lime leaves; " "
4 cloves garlic minced
1 lb baby spinach; whole
1 lb raw peeled shrimp

2 eggs beaten

chili oil
lime wedges

Bring the broth, garlic and lime leaves to a boil. Reduce to simmer and add everything above the eggs. Let simmer for 3 minutes (or until shrimp is opaque). While swirling the soup with a ladel, pour the eggs in a ribbon. Once the eggs cook (should look like egg drop soup), pour into bowls and serve with sprouts, chili oil, and lime wedges.