Equinox

Stitch and Scooter are happy to wait for my husband on the beach


Happy Fall, you guys! Its that time of year again when we “pansies” of the central coast melt in this over 75 degree weather….ha! I hope you are all keeping cool and like me, anticipating that east wind to switch back to north wind and cool us back down :) 
Here’s what you will find at the soup booth this week: 

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

1. Turkish Bride Soup

2. Corn Chowder

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

Sea Labradors

Proper start to a Sunday

So there I was, floating in the glassy ocean on my blue 9’6″ and suddenly, I’m surrounded! There must have been 30 including the 4 or 5 babies. At first, the large, grey dorsal fin is alarmimg but once its clear that its a pod of bottlenose dolphins (or sea Labradors as I like to call them) I become overwhealmed with gratitude and love for ocean. They hung out with us for about half an hour, showing off their babies and nose diving under our boards before they moved on to the next game. We should have paddled in an hour before they showed up but who can resist hanging out with these guys? I now have jello arms and I hope I can stir my soup pot tomorrow cause Im serving up two of my personal favorites! 
Heres what you will find at the soup booth this week:

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

1. Mushroom Barley 

2. Black Bean and Hominy with roasted Heirloom Tomatoes and pasilla chilis (its not very spicy…just baby spicy…you got this) 

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

Belated Gratitide


OK, you guys…get this. I was going through my website…the one you are currently on if you are reading this…and there they were! About 100 well wishing comments for me and my husband for our wedding! I just saw them! I suppose that between the wedding and the honeymoon, somehow they went unnoticed but now they were noticed and I read each one. You guys are amazing and my heart is filled…FILLED TO THE BRIM with love. Thank you all so much for being a part of our lives…you are a part of my husband’s life too, even if you’ve never met him. I tell him all about how lucky I am to know such a kind group of people. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your kindness. 
Here’s what you will find at the soup booth this week 

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

1. Split pea (the green kind

2. Creamy Broccoli 

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



Fall!

I just love this photo…thanks Danna!


Can you feel it? It’s Fall! Pumpkin everything! I know I say this every year, but produce wise, September and October are my favorite months of the year because for a brief moment, EVERYTHING is in season. I’m looking forward to seizing the opportunity and preparing soups with a rainbow of fruits and veggies. Steve the corn guy also told me that he has a Thanksgiving crop all planted so we may see a sneaker corn chowder this year!
Here’s what you will find at the soup booth this week (and yes, the market is open on labor day) 

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

1. Heirloom tomato basil

2. Lentil Vegetable with chickpeas and roasted potato 


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

Lovely day!

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Hey guys! Hope you all had a great weekend! The stars aligned for me and some fellow Farmers market buddies and we spent the afternoon playing at my family’s ranch. I now have two very tired dogs, a belly full of doughnuts and a slight but well earned sunburn. The connection between our vendors is a very special one and its something I value highly in my business.

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

Monday in Baywood, Thursday in Morro Bay, and Friday in Cambria : 1.  Adzuki (small, red beans) and Barley
2. Coconut lemongrass

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

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!