Like most blogs, it started with an obsession.
Actually, it was an unhealthy addiction to Bravo’s “Housewives” that got me started on the soup trail. When all you can talk about are the exploits of a bunch of spoiled, rich, crazy, ungrateful women from Beverly Hills to New Jersey … well, you get the point. It is really not good for one’s outlook on life.
So I gave up TV. Cold turkey. No big deal, I thought. I can watch “The Good Wife” and the “Tudors” on DVD. I’ll catch up on my reading, take a few more yoga classes, call old friends and clean up my email.
Well, I did all that. Sort of. Mostly.
Still there were plenty of hours in the evening left over. Not watching TV means you have time on your hands. I guess that should have been obvious, but I have to admit, it came as a bit of a surprise.
And so I started to make soup. It didn’t hurt that I had bought a share in an organic farm and I was up to my elbows in eggplant, swiss chard and other perishable veggies.
Diving into soup kept me away from the television and potentially other bad habits. It is a soulful hobby.. There’s always something to eat (especially now that I bought a freezer) and there’s always something to talk about that’s warm, positive, creative and nourishing.
And that’s something I never got from “The Housewives.” So I hope you enjoy the blog. Of course, the best thing about making soup is getting feedback from others, including their favorite recipes. I would love to hear from you.
– Eileen Brown