Whenever I feel sick or depressed, all I want to eat is soup. When I got (a mild) covid two weeks ago, I wanted to eat soup too. And this was one of the two soups that I ate (the other was “ezogelin” soup).
I’m writing this from my bed right now. It’s 22.33, and I am exhausted. Exhausted, but happy. I’ve worked for two days in a row in Oma Maa / Lassila Farm’s kitchen (check the previous post for Oma Maa) from the early hours of the day until evening. It was quite a lot of work, but it was so much fun, with a bunch of lovely folk from Oma Maa. And today’s recipe is mostly made by using their organic fresh produces from their weekly food bag that I got last week. Now, with this recipe post, I want to talk a bit about food sovereignty. Food sovereignty is a term and movement which advocates for people’s right to make their own food-related decisions and for people taking their food future in their own hands. There are many organisations, farmers, communities working on this topic, fighting hard to change food policies all around to respect this idea. In the local context of Finland, Oma Maa food cooperative is a significant example of a community of …
Well, I’m not really publishing a hearty soup recipe because the weather has been awfully autumn-like in the past few days. No no no, not at all. Or maybe just a bit.
I know what you’re thinking. A soup recipe? On 1st of June? With root vegetables, not even a cold one? Yupp. Because for me, any season is soup season. It feeds my soul above everything else.
My favourite in cold winter days is soup. A hearty soup. Yet this year I rarely had any, because the winter has been barely here. No proper snow, no proper cold. But I did remember to have soup finally last weekend.
Last month, I met a close friend on a Tuesday for lunch in my favourite local restaurant. In the lunch menu was a carrot and ginger soup and I just loved it, even though I don’t always like carrot soup. But adding fresh ginger is a delicious touch indeed.
I just look at my latest recipes and realised that I’ve posted a lot of colourful dishes lately. This recipe is not like that, may even look a bit bland, but it is delicious and nutritious.
Last week I fought hard not to get sick. Seriously, I had a bit of a sore throat and a bit of headache here and there, but it wasn’t a full blown flu. So in order to keep myself warm and keep the flu further away, I made this healthy and delicious soup.
It’s been raining almost all day long in Helsinki today. When I say rain, think of a huge bulk of water pouring down from the sky. Seriously, there were no drops, there was one MASSIVE drop I believe. So of course, this horrible weather immediately prompted me to make soup. Because soup saves life.
Well, the sunshine is slowly fading these days. It’s still relatively warm, and not extremely hot like just about 10 days earlier. So, we may start to have a bit of hearty soup. But to keep the spirits high, we can make it sunshine yellow!