Brainercize

So while cooking soup last week, I was glued to a podcast with Neurologist, Sanjay Gupta who was talking about brain health and how best keep our brains healthy. Three things he said really stood out, he said to do new things, move your body and get your vitamins from real food. So, soup eaters, congratulations, if you eat my soup, you’re a third of the way there!!

I took his advice and decided to mountain bike somewhere new! Two birds with one stone!! I had to do a Costco run and so I decided to check out the trail system that is behind the Costco parking lot … and it was awesome!! It was steep, rocky and challenging but delivered a breathtaking view of all of SLO and an amazing workout. Yay brain health!!

Here’s what you will find at the soup booth this week:

Monday in Baywood, Thursday in Morro Bay and Friday in Cambria

1. BLACK LENTIL VEGETABLE

2. CREAM OF MUSHROOM

I look forward to seeing you guys and don’t forget your jars!!

Toasty!!

It’s been a bit torturous having this warm weather and waves much too big for me to surf!! Not a total loss though, I just got back from a mountain bike ride in the forest. I think this heat made some kind of white butterfly emerge from their cocoons because at one point I was riding alongside hundreds of butterflies in the pine trees and it was so beautiful!!

I’m also starting to feel a shift in the right direction with the pandemic. Many friends in healthcare have now received their second vaccination and forward progress has me feeling so hopeful!! I suppose it’s time to start thinking about what the “AC” ( after COVID) soup booth might look like! It was a little hectic creating the current set up so I’m looking forward to mindfully creating a soup booth that works for everyone. I have learned and grown so much this year and for that, I am thankful!

Here’s what you will find at the soup booth this week : ( ps: all my soups are healthful but this week, they’re off the charts!! )

1. MUNG BEAN WILD RICE WITH SUNDRIED TOMATO AND DILL ( I’ve called this “kitcharie” in the past)

2. CREAMY GOLDEN BEET WITH RED QUINOA

I look forward to seeing you guys and don’t forget your jars!

Silver linings

Did anyone else see the clouds on Saturday morning that literally had silver linings!? I’ve decided to take it as a sign of good things to come and that everything is for a reason!!

It was so nice to work a full week of soup this week!! I buy all the produce for the following market’s soup at the market before and so when I miss a market everything gets all kookie. Thankfully, José from Cortez farms was able to put together an emergency order of broccoli for me last week and saved the day. And might I say, it was some of the most beautiful broccoli I’ve ever worked with!!

Here’s what you will find at the soup booth this week:

Monday in Baywood, Thursday in Morro Bay and Friday in Cambria ( and Harvestly)

1. YELLOW SPLIT PEA

2. MUSHROOM BARLEY

I look forward to seeing you guys and don’t forget your jars!!

Regularly scheduled program

We did it! We got through the holidays!!! That was weird right? All I can say is thank goodness for bicycles, surfboards, dogs and wide open spaces. I’m exited to get back to a more predictable schedule. It was nice having unlimited morning dog snuggles but also like I’ve said before, I love my job and am looking forward to seeing all you guys ( especially you Thursday soupers!!!)

Here’s what you will find at the soup booth this week :

MONDAY IN BAYWOOD, THURSDAY IN MORRO BAY AND FRIDAY IN CAMBRIA ( and Harvestly)

1. TEMPEH CHILI

2. CREAMY BROCCOLI

I look forward to seeing you guys and don’t forget your jars!!

Im seeing signs of RAIN!!

You guys!! Rain clouds!!! And rain in the forecast!!! So exiting!! All these sweet little green grasses popping up are going to get a big drink of water and doesn’t that just feel nice to know?? I love the way the vegetables taste after a rainstorm too, I feel like the row crops like kale and lettuce just really are at their best after some raindrops.

It’s been a lovely break but like always, I’m looking forward to being back in the kitchen making soup. My husband and I have been working on a project that we finished up just before Christmas so it will be nice to put on my headphones and just think about getting a perfect caramelization on my onions and nothing more! Heaven, I tell you!!

Here’s what you will find at the soup booth this week:

Monday in Baywood: FRENCH LENTIL VEGETABLE AND ROASTED BUTTERNUT SWEET POTATO WITH SAGE.

Thursday in Morro Bay: market closed

Friday in Cambria: TURKISH RED LENTIL AND ROASTED BUTTERNUT SWEET POTATO WITH SAGE

Harvestly orders are still on hold till next week!!

I look forward to seeing you guys and don’t forget your jars!!

Merry merry happy happy

Photo By soup booth Brian

First off, I’d like to give a big shout out to the Cambria residents for the most amazing Christmas lights ever this year!! My husband and I loaded up the dogs, cranked up the heater in the truck, made spill proof hot chocolate and drove around town looking at all the lights last night and it was awesome! I’d have to crown the winner to the residents of what I call “the boat house” on Charring drive in leimert estates who somehow wrapped lights alllllll the way to the tippy top of their palm trees. It’s just glorious.

Here’s what you will find at the soup booth this week

Monday in Baywood:

1. TURKISH RED LENTIL

2. CREAMY TURMERIC POTATO

Thursday (Christmas eve) and Friday (Christmas) NO MARKET, NO SOUP

For those who are curious about the following week, I’ll be selling soup the Monday after Christmas in Baywood as well as New Year’s Day in Cambria but not New Years Eve In Morro Bay. All Harvestly orders are shut down till after the New Year.

I look forward to seeing you guys and don’t forget your jars!! Happy Holidays!!

Overflowing with Gratitude

You guys, thank you so much for your support this week. You have all just been and continue to be so supportive and I want you to know that it means absolutely everything to me. Cooking soup is my happy place, it really really is. Putting my giant headphones on and listening to a book, or a podcast or music while carmalizeing onions or roasting sweet potatoes is my zone. I’m even thankful to wash dishes, there’s nowhere else I’d rather be and you are keeping my dream alive each and every week. Thank you thank you thank you.

Here’s what you will find at the soup booth this week

1. LEMON HERB MINESTRONE GNOCCHI

2. CHIPOTLE BLACK BEAN WITH HOMINY AND JACKFRUIT

I look forward to seeing you guys and don’t forget your jars!

Also, Harvestly customers: I’m working with the brilliant Harvestly guys to make it so you can choose WHICH soup of the week you would like. Bear with me, I’m an analog person but I think if I can figure out how to do this blog each week, I can figure out how to do that! Hopefully that option will be up and running by the next order deadline. Thanks!

Here for you!

I’m sure you are feeling a little stressed with the temporary lock down orders. It can’t be helped but know that I’m all stocked up on soup making inventory, no changes are expected at the farmers markets and I never changed by business from the last time we had this order so expect business as usual at the soup booth! You are all so wonderful and patient…just keep being you and everything will be just fine.

On a bright note, this weekend was just gorgeous! Big waves, beautiful hikes and bike rides and lots of dog snuggles! And two of my favorite soups this week! Plus George the dog (my brother) got to meet Cosmo the dog who he’s been hearing all about for months!

Here’s what you will find at the soup booth this week!

Here’s what you will find at the soup booth this week

Monday in Baywood, Thursday in Morro Bay and Friday in Cambria

1. COCONUT CURRIED LENTIL

2. CREAMY ROASTED CAULIFLOWER

I look forward to seeing you guys and don’t forget your jars! Also, a customer found a few cases of wide mouth lids! Exciting news! So if your lid is getting rusty, I’ll have new ones for sale for $1 each ❤

Ready to be back!

What a nice little break I had, you guys! There was surf! There were bikes! There were dogs and food! Just what I needed! I’m always ready to be back in the kitchen after a few days off and this break is no different. I just love making soup!

Brian will be taking an extended vacation through Thursday (back on Friday) so it’s just meeee serving up your soups till then but don’t worry, I’m super fast at getting those jars filled! Here’s what I’m serving up!

Monday in Baywood, Thursday in Morro Bay and Friday in Cambria

1. SPLIT PEA (BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND…AND EVERYBODY’S GETTING GREEN PEAS!)

2. CARROT GINGER

I look forward to seeing you guys and don’t forget your jars!

Oh so THANKFUL

The gratitude runs deep this year. Real deep. I feel like I’ve been able to bond with you guys even more during this nutzo year. I recall always being so thankful that you guys would come out in crazy weather for soup…but this year THIS. YEAR. In addition to crazy weather, you have come out in pandemic, social unrest, smoke, and general upheaval of the normal program. You have done it while lifting me up and keeping me going. You have come out despite being scared and for that, my goodness, I will never stop being thankful for you .

It’s an honor to serve you.

Here’s what you will find at the soup booth this week:

Monday in Baywood: TEMPEH CHILI AND CREAMY BROCCOLI

Thursday in Morro Bay and Friday in Cambria: I’ll be taking a rest to hang with my husband and dogs. See you next week ❤

I look to seeing you guys and don’t forget your jars!