I normally do not mix vegetables, any kind of meat, seafood etc. unless I feel that the combination will be absolutely fabulous. I don’t know why, it’s just my thing. Did I feel that this broccoli soup would be fab with scallops? Actually, no. But I was in my scallop phase those days, spending all my money on scallops (as they are sold €55 per kilo) and I wanted to try something different after roasting, frying and boiling scallops again and again for days!
Lentil soup is one of the most common soup of Turkish cuisine. But not like this! Not with the addition of bacon!
Soup! The saviour of the day, if you are feeling down and if you need something to comfort you. It turns a horrible day into a cosy, calm and peaceful one.
Until I came to Finland, the only mushroom i knew was the common white, champignon mushroom. I can’t remember exactly, but maybe I also ate, in a few occasions, shiitake mushrooms, when I ordered some Chinese. That was all!
The first time I had that soup was at a school lunch in Ravintola Arabianranta. It was delicious and I was surprised to have such good food in that restaurant, which usually serves quite unidentifiable food.
I love soup. I absolutely love both cooking and eating soup. And nowadays I love making up my own recipes for soup!
I know this man for about 4 years in theory and for roughly 2 years in practice. And nowadays I learn something new about him all the time, which surprises me usually (in a good way). For instance, when I asked him if he would want to make a co-cooking session with me, I was surprised that he came up with Spanish cuisine – and not one, not two, but three recipes!! Apparently, he is very much into Spanish cuisine – and Spanish language.
Last week I was working from home, writing a boring report for work. It was actually just a normal report but I felt bored because all I wanted to do was, as usual, to cook or to bake something. So when it got to be almost lunch hour, I stopped writing and switched the kitchen table that I was writing on to cooking surface.
A couple of weeks ago, I was feeling a little sick – something like flu with a bad feeling in my stomach. I called my mother and asked: Mom, just tell me what I should cook to feel better, my brain is not functioning. And she told me to make this soup – but of course, why didn’t I think of that? This is the ultimate cure!
Oh no… You can never put too much garlic on anything.. And oh yes… You can only beat the cold and dark winter of Helsinki with a warm and light coloured soup.