Lately, though, I'd been craving Grandma D's garden soup. Like it sounds, it's soup with fresh garden vegetables -- or in my case, fresh farmer's market veggies. I was telling mom that I have a distinct memory sitting helping Grandma make garden soup and sitting at her table eating it on the farm. I remember what it tasted like exactly, and I wanted that.
She told me her version, but suggested I contact my aunts to see what they think because everyone probably does it slightly differently. But, my aunt and my mom told me the same thing pretty much, so I thought that was pretty safe to try.
Here's what I did:
- Choose my veggies: kohlrabi, carrots, onion, green/yellow/and purple beans
- First, I sauted the onions in a little butter in a pot
- Then, put the veggies in a pot and cover with water (barely)
- Cook veggies until they are almost done to my liking
- (add salt and pepper periodically, for taste)
- Add half-and-half until it's the amount of soup I wanted to make. I'm guessing I used 1 1/2 pints?
- Cook until veggies are done (I like them a little crispy, yet cooked)
- Eat soup
And the result? I had a flashback to Grandma's table - the taste matched exactly the memory I had and I was happy. Does it get any better than that? Great food and sweet memories, packaged in a little bowl. Delightful.
Big thanks to Mom and Belva for the help!