Soupilicious — Carrot-Fennel Soup!
October is zipping by — It’s been such a GORGEOUS Autumn!! And I’ve been busy making Pots. And for the past several weeks, enjoying visits with my friends during their Autumn Pottery Sales. I’m sharing a few of my latest acquisitions….
Above — A delightful (somewhat asymetrical) Bowl in a favorite white Glaze. By Jim Lorio of Colorado.
Above — A stunning Plate/Platter — Wonderfully wood fired!! By Zac Spates of Wisconsin.
Above — A Treasure!! A lovely (wood fired) Pitcher — By Lindsay Oesterritter of Kentucky (an APF Artist at Northern Clay Center). Love the Form! Love the construction of the Spout! A Link — www.LOCeramics.com
All this lovely Pottery (and lovely Autumn weather) has inspired me to try a few new Soups! I stumbled on a recipe for Carrot/Fennel Soup. I thought the flavors sounded heavenly — I had to try it. And of course — I had a (recently acquired) PERFECT Bowl (wood fired) by Simon Levin of Wisconsin!!
The Food – Carrot/Fennel Soup with Sauteed Apple:
I think I crave the color orange in the fall! When it comes to food, that usually means pumpkin or squash. So I was thrilled when I stumbled on a recipe for Carrot and Fennel together in a Soup!! I sauteed onion and fennel (with a bit of crushed fennel seed). Added Yukon Gold potato, plenty of carrots (sauteed a bit). Then simmered all in chicken stock (with a bit of white wine). Finally, pulverized with a hand-held blender….
A truly HEAVENLY (flavorful) Autumn Soup!! With a garnish of sauteed apple (pear would be fine also). Soupilicious!! This soup would be wonderful for the Holidays!
The Pottery – Simon Levin Bowl:
This very orange soup would look wonderful in just about any bowl. But I recently acquired a stunning, very wood fired Bowl, made by Simon Levin of Wisconsin. The bowl — Gorgeous on its own; perfect with the bright soup contrasting against the smokey/ashy/grey rim!
Simon recently returned from a kiln-building stint in China. So glad he’s back in the USA, with his wonderful, GORGEOUS pottery! A Link — www.SimonLevin.com.
And hope everyone has been enjoying a lovely October! I’m sharing a few last photos — Husband and I were just out for a walk in our neighborhood (wishing these colors could last forever)!!