14 Below Zero — Brrrrrrrrrrr
It’s official — My Anniversary Give-Away is now closed. Thank you to everyone for your lovely comments! All submitted Comments (and Likes) will be collected for a Random Drawing by my lively nephew, Colin. Three Winners will be notified — It’s just so exciting!
In the meantime, we’re waking up to our second Minnesota/Twin Cities cold-snap of the month — 14 below zero overnight, and an expected high of only zero today. It’s a good day for a pleasing Winter Soup — Cauliflower & Yellow Pepper with a bit of crumbled Bacon.
The Food — Curried Cauliflower & Yellow Pepper Soup:
Winter is a good time for Cauliflower; and I just happened to have Yellow Peppers on hand. Sounds like a combo meant to be Soup!
I prepared/sauteed Onion, then the Yellow Peppers; I lightly roasted the Cauliflower pieces in the oven. I simmered all together with Chicken Broth and Curry Spices. With an immersion blender, I pureed the mixture — Then I returned to the stovetop and mixed in a bit of cream. I simmered another few minutes — It definitely had become a Winter Soup!
I served with a topping of crumbled Bacon — And a crusty loaf of Rustic Bread. Easy, tasty.
The Pottery — Soup Bowl by Sam Taylor:
I’m serving my Cauliflower Soup in a favorite, straight-sided Bowl, made by Ceramic Artist Sam Taylor, of Massachusetts. Stoneware, wood fired, so practical. Sam’s pottery is about earthy simplicity — Sometimes including appealing forms of birds or fish; sometimes simply geometric. I’m quite happy I found this bowl last spring during the St. Croix Pottery Tour! It’s absolutely perfect for a warm Soup on a VERY cold day.
Link to Sam Taylor Web Site: www.dogbarpottery.com
Stay tuned for the announcement of Give-Away Winners — And do stay warm!