Fogust.

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Photo of the Chimney fire by Danna Dykstra-Coy

I would like to thank pg and e meteorologist, John Lindsey for coining that hilarious and applicable name for August on the coast. It’s my favorite kind of weather and can only hope it means a wet winter ahead! 

Over the hill it’s a different story…but you know who likes triple didget weather? …tomatoes! They’re rediculously good right now and I’m trying to add them to at least one soup each 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. Tuscan white bean
2. Corn chowder

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

Smokey!

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Sometimes you want to dress like a chicken

So, many of you may not know that prior to becoming the “soup lady” I worked for cal fire (then, CDF) as Smokey, the bear…fairs, parades, classrooms, general meet and greets…etc.  That being said, I take fire safety very seriously and am rather peeved to hear that my favorite place on earth is burning up due to carelessness. I hope you are finding safe havens from all this smoke and let’s hope our fire women and men on thr front lines get a reprieve very soon.

And now for a more soup related topic, here’s what you will find at the soup booth this week

Monday in Baywood, Thursday in Morro Bay, and Friday in Cambria :
1.  Yellow split pea
2. Minestrone gnocchi

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

All the vegetables!

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A shot of last year's "Mike's" vegetable barley

When there are so many vegetables to choose from that you can’t narrow down which soup to make, you buy them ALL! this week’s vegetable barley will be a rainbow of color and health! If you haven’t made it to the market in a while, now’s the time! Abundance is upon us!

Here’s what you will find at the soup booth this week :
Monday in Baywood, Thursday in Morro Bay, and Friday in Cambria :
1. Turkish Bride Soup ( red lentils, carmalized onion, and meyer lemon )
2. “Mike’s” vegetable barley

I look forward to seeing you guys and don’t forget your jars! t
Thanks for all your kindness to Summer! She’s enjoying her new job and I feel as though she’s all trained up and ready to serve you.

SUMMER!

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It’s been an amazing two and a half year ride but our dear Heather will be leaving the soup booth! She’s onto the next big life adventure and I couldn’t be happier for her! Some of you Cambria folks got to meet our new lovely assistant, Summer, last Friday. Summer is a Cayucos local who is passionate about healthy living and did an amazing job on her first day. Please introduce yourself to her as she is eager to meet you all!

Also, thank you in advance for your patience as Summer learns the ropes and builds her soup booth speed and agility!

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

Monday in Baywood, Thursday in Morro Bay, and Friday in Cambria :
1.  Ayruvedic Dhal ( coconut curried lentil )
2.  Creamy roasted zucchini

I look forward to seeing you guys and don’t forget your jars! Also,
To all the adventurous folks who live in the mountains of Big Sur, my heart goes out to you! I wish you soppy, foggy mornings to expedite the process of rebuilding your lives. And finally, get well soon, Russ!

55 degree difference

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My husband, who works at Hearst Castle, called me from work to tell me that it was 109 up there the other day…my thermometer in cambria read 53 at the same time…to me, this is crazy!

It’s been georgeous on the coast! I spent time with the dogs in Big Sur and taught Stitch (our new girl) how to swim. She is getting the hang of it but is really into “floating”  with her whole head under water, which is weird (see photo above). She will get the hang of it eventually🙂

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

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

1.  Creamy red pepper bisque
2.  Southwestern style black bean

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

New friend

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Stitch and Scooter

We have a fun new addition to our fur family! Her name is Stitch and brace yourself for an overload of new dog photos🙂 stitch is a 4 year old border collie who needed to RUN! We run 5 miles every other day (with Scooter, of course) and play ball on the east west ranch in the mornings and evenings. she loves the beach and the water and even loves Tonto, our cat. It’s a full house over here and we couldn’t be happier! 

Here’s what you will find at the soup booth this week :
Monday in Baywood, Thursday in Morro Bay, and Friday in Cambria :
1. corn chowder (made with Steve’s organic corn)
2. Tuscan white bean

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

Ok, enough with the sharks

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All this media coverage of “the landlord” is really cutting into my “ignorance is bliss” approach to surfing. Stay safe out there mermaids and mermen. We kept clear of the surf line up this weekend and hopped on the the motos for a little ride up hwy 1. A customer told me on Friday that he loved all the out of state license plates this time of year so in decided to count them on my ride and saw 12 different states. How fun! Hopefully everyone is appreciating our beautiful coastline  and picking up their trash!

Here’s what you will find at the soup booth this week.
Monday in Baywood, Thursday in Morro Bay, and Friday in Cambria :
1.  Split pea ( green )
2.  Minestrone gnocchi ( with Steve’s organic corn and Jorge ‘ s orhanic heirloom tomatoes )

I look forward to seeing you guys and don’t forget your jars! Also, a customer of mine has a wonderful photography show at the arts center in Cambria. His name is Joe Josephs and he spends half his time in cambria half in new York so it’s the best of both worlds.

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