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Country Dogs

So my husband and I had to buy a few things in SLO this weekend so we ventured downtown to walk around a bit. Let me tell you, this is an extremely unusual occurrence for us as we typically spend Sundays in the ocean or the forest. Anyway, so there we were, in the big city and we had brought the dogs (who we figured we could leave in the truck, forgetting that SLO would be a good 20 degrees hotter than Cambria). We decided we had to take them with us but we don’t own a leash for the border collie so we had to make a pit stop at a pet store to purchase a leash for the free range dog.

You guys, I wish you had seen us. We literally do not know how to walk down a sidewalk appropriately. Scooter (small dog) was clothes lining small children with his leash, needing to pee on everything on either side of the sidewalk. My husband looked so awkward leading the border collie on a leash (who was equally awkward with this new feeling of restraint) at one point he said “I don’t know where I’m supposed to put my hands”. I spent most of the time apologizing to oncoming pedestrians and we never were able to buy anything downtown (except the leash). We mission aborted after about 30 minutes of this ridiculousness and headed to the beach where we all took a deep breath and realized we are officially “country folk”.

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

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

1. Jackfruit Posole

2. Tuscan White Bean

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

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Good friends

Well hey guys! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!! Mine consisted of the usual bike, surf, run, play with dogs, eat tons of food program. I tell you, I feel so so blessed to live here!!

My dear friend, April grew an amazing garden this year and ended up with a butt ton of butternut squash which she gifted to my soup cause so rather than just lentil soup this week, thanks to April, its gonna be BUTTERNUT lentil!!

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

Monday in Baywood, Thursday in morro bay and Friday in cambria:

1. Butternut and Beluga Lentil (Beluga lentils are tiny black lentils that resemble Beluga caviar)

2. Minestrone Gnocchi

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

Offshore

Just like clockwork, the wind switched offshore on September first. These easterly winds (coined the “santa lucias” by local meteorologists) are the ones that make the waves have back spray and signal the arrival of fall on the central coast. Los Osos and Cambria miss the effects of these winds because of the shape of the land and typically when its offshore in Morro Bay and Cayucos, its calm and warm in Los osos and Cambria. The take away? If you dont like fall wind, stay out of Morro Bay and Cayucos.

But enough about weather, let’s talk about SOUP! It sounds like corn ninja had some issues with squirrels so he is unable to supply me with corn this year. Jessica from Pepper Creek farm is promising a late harvest of corn but I want corn chowder NOW!! Sooooo, after scrounging around from multiple sources, I believe I’ve secured the 150 ears of corn required to run corn chowder this week! Hooray

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

2. Adzuki Bean and Barley (don’t let the glam of corn chowder make you overlook this one, its one of my personal favorites)

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

Chill week

Hey guys! I hope back to school was a success and you are easing back into your fall schedules! The markets were sleepy last week (as they are every back to school week…graduation too!!) It’s crazy the trends in human shopping activity I’ve observed over my 11 years at the markets (it will be 11 years in October) . Its also crazy how many of you have bought soup all 11 of those years!!! Thank you!!!!

Alsoooo… my printer is broken at the moment so if you are noticing some “funkier than usual” labels on the soups at Sunshine and True Earth Markets, fear not! It’s the same soup! And if anyone has a make/model of printer they really like, let me know! I’m in the market for a new one!

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

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

1. Heirloom Tomato Bisque

2. Coconut Curried Lentil

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

Bike, surf, eat, repeat

Weekend perfection!!! Fun waves, cool, foggy, mornings perfect for riding bikes and all the amazing farmers market produce made for one of the best weekends of the whole summer!!

Alsooooo…guess who paddled out with me?! The one elbowed bandit! My husband was able to paddle out and catch waves after 9 months of not being able to surf after his mountian biking accident!! Have I ever told you guys that he was a pro surfer? It was for that reason I didn’t feel too bad when he surfed circles around me after a 9 month hiatus and with one fully functioning arm 😂 oh, you guys, I can’t tell you how awesome it is to have my activities buddy back!!

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

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

1. Tempeh Chili (by request)

2. Creamy Roasted Cauliflower (cause still no corn ninja)

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

Central coastin

Oh hiiiiii you guys!! Is it starting to feel like Fall already to anyone else? My husband and I rode gravel bikes from Templeton to Cambria via Kieler Canyon road and it was blowing offshore (easterly fall-like wind) and the leaves were starting to fall from the trees!

And yet there is still no sign of corn ninja!!! Where are you, corn ninja?!

Hopefully he will make appearances this week cause I wanna eat corn chowder!!

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

1. Coconut Lemongrass (suggestion: because of all the fresh herbs, eat this one within 24 hours. You have all week but it will loose it’s pretty coconut color)

2. Tuscan White Bean

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

Bees

So I don’t want to sound like I live this super dramatic life where crazy things happen constantly buuuuut…there I was…. dropping down from the top of San Simeon Creek road on my bike and I hit a swarm of bees. I could feel that I had been stung but was unaware of just how many stingers I was dealing with so I pulled over and was able to pull out two, then a few more miles down the road I got one more and finally by the time I arrived at home I had five stinger souvenirs from my ride and an ear the size of…well…a very large ear. In my life before soup, I was a beekeeper but quit because my reaction to bee stings was getting more intense so needless to say, I knew I was in for a weekend full of benadryl and ice. Thankfully, everything worked out (except for those five bees) and my ear has regained is normal size and color and I’m all set to make soup!

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

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

1. Mike’s Vegetable Barley (who is Mike? Mike is a math professor who decided that the name “vegetable barley” was boring so he requested it be changed to something more exciting. This was about 4 years ago and it’s been “Mike’s Vegetable Barley” ever since.

Photo by Brian Macelvaine

Mike

2. Tandoori Spiced Chickpea and Potato

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