Creamy Mushroom Soup with Pancetta:
I realize my most recent, previous Posting included a soup (Kale/Potato/Carrot/Bean). But, at the risk of becoming monotonous, I’m sharing another soup….
It’s mid-November — We’re finally experiencing some (very) crisp, chilly weather. In fact, it was very chilly loading a kiln, just yesterday. But chilly temps are perfect for hot, tasty/rich soup. And a perfect way to share some of the new pottery — New (wood fired) Soup Bowls made by Zac Spates. And then there’s the additional fact that my husband is recovering from recent dental work — And he is requesting ‘just soup.’
The Food — Creamy Mushroom Soup with Pancetta:
I recently stumbled on a recipe for Mushroom Soup, made with Pancetta — The flavors sounded great! I had to try it! Starting with sauteed onion and garlic, then plenty of mushrooms — Porcini (dried then soaked), Shiitake, and Crimini. Then a light saute of chopped Pancetta. Then a gentle simmer with chicken stock and herbs (thyme and rosemary). Finally, a bit of heavy cream and whirl with a hand-held food processor. Creamy and absolutely delicious!! I served with a garnish of roasted tomato (also delicious). My husband said — “mmmmmm — Awesome good” I will definitely make this soup again!!
And I’ve Included the Recipes for BOTH recent Soups on my Recipes Page!
The Pottery — Wood Fired Bowl by Zac Spates:
I’m serving my tasty Mushroom Soup in a Bowl that I recently acquired from Wisconsin Artist, Zac Spates — Wood fired in his new kiln! I love the simple but generous form, and the wood fired markings, flashing with drips and ash!! I’m really enjoying Zac’s work; the earthy/rock-like statement — Perfect for a fine-but-earthy Mushroom Soup!
And my husband really likes the faceted, wood fired Tumblers — For hot cider? For cold beer? For hot cocoa?
And TWO Events this Week:
– Just a reminder — A Workshop with Steve Rolf on the 15th.
– And this Sunday, November 17th — The Holiday Open House at Northern Clay Center!!
Check out the Weekend Events Page on my Site.
Brrrrrr — Hope everyone is enjoying a tasty Soup this month!!