Friday, November 23, 2012

The Delicous Smells that Fill our Kitchen {A Review}


Growing up, I did not enjoy soups.
We rarely ate them and generally then only vegetable soup.
In fact, my dear momma made up a game to get us to eat it.

A few years ago I wrote about it...
Vegetable Soup
Cans of carrots
Cans of beans
Cans of corn
Potatoes and peas

No one likes to eat it
Unless we play the game
So your turn is first 
And then it's mine

How much of what?
Yuck, four whole peas
Now for me, that's easy
Two potatoes please

And now
We go back around
Because no one will eat it
Unless it's a game. 

As I've become an adult and had my own dear children,
I've grown very fond of soups.
My own little ones get very excited to eat soups,
especially with homemade bread.


Well, the lovely folks at Steiner Books


I will admit, I was positively giddy.
Ceesa told Poppa later that Momma was so excited
that she just smiled and smiled.

I will tell you this book provides a delicious collection of soups. My very favorite section may just be the stocks. What a wonderful set of recipes for making stock to "re-mineralize" and "re-energize."

I have made stock before, but I didn't know that you should
crack the bones or add vinegar. We try to eat healthy, using as much organic, locally grown foods as possible (we grow a lot). We rarely eat fast food and only eat out once or twice a month. I make soup or stew at least once a week, but I found some of the studies on nutrition amazing...like the "minerals from bone, cartilage, marrow, and vegetables" are terrific for both the blood and thyroid and are released when cooking stock.


There are some very unique soups listed; for example, ox-tail soup, egg and lemon chicken soup, cold soups, and dessert soups. We started with the Chickpea, Tomato, and Pasta Soup.



Just delicious!



Because in our home it is true
that our..."kitchen's at the heart of all family activities."


Wishing you homeschool blessings,
Bethany

Disclaimer:  I received a free copy of this book through Steiner Books in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.

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