Saturday, January 12, 2013

Saturday Snapshot - Soup for Supper





The fog has rolled into New England and it is eerily calm ... now. It came on the heels of winds that whipped around the corners of the grey cottage and scoured the snow banks, before bringing a splating kind of rain that beat the snow down to rounded brow-beaten hummocks of sogginess.

This is not the weather that inspires me to walk out into the world. Instead, I have stoked the fires up in the woodstoves and have begun to make a soup ... a fishy kind of soup with a big hunk of monkfish and a small pile of potatoes and carrots and celery and onions ... and an herb bouquet that resembles a sweet little nosegay. If only it had a pretty green satin ribbon, but it is headed for the stockpot, so rough and rustic jute will have to do.

Perhaps I will make a round loaf of rustic bread to sit beside our supper bowls ... it's a lazy, 'curl up at home kind of day', and I am going nowhere special ...

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19 comments:

  1. Beautiful photo....thanks for sharing.

    Thanks also for stopping by my blog for my Saturday Snapshot.

    I was in Hoboken...not sure how far up the river I was, but I am guessing it wasn't Manhattan that caught the rainbow.

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  2. Nice photo! Looks like the beginnings of a great soup. :)

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  3. I'm right there with you. Perfect food for a dismal day.

    Here’s my Saturday Snapshot. I'd love to have you stop by.

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  4. Oh, that's such a beautiful photo! Your pix are always food-magazine quality!

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  5. Lovely photo. You are right there are days when you just feel like pulling up the metaphorical drawbridge, and snuggling down indoors.

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  6. Sounds like a wonderful day in New England. I l ove days where you have no where you have to go and something fragrant cooking on or in the stove.

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  7. That is a gorgeous photo!! I have a pot of pea soup going on the stove today.

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  8. It's been so warm here, it's hard for me to believe it's cold and snowy anywhere. I love this warm weather but it feels very unnatural to me.

    I love your photo - great composition.

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  9. A "pot-herb" is what my Grandmother always called it. This reminds me of her. Great photo, thanks for bringing back that memory for me.

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  10. It sounds like a very pleasant day, indoors in the warm, with home-made soup to comfort you, My Snapshot is at http://goo.gl/BIJkg

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  11. A hot fish soup on a cold winter day. I would love to have a bowl.
    I like the arrangement of your photo.

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  12. Beautiful photo! Soup sounds delicious on a cold day. Thank you for your nice comment on my poem and photos :)

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  13. I am not much of a fish eater but your photo and description are lovely. They drew me right in.
    And warm bread sounds really good.
    I hope you enjoyed your curled up day.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  14. The sight of fresh parsley makes me long for summer when I find it growing outside my door.

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  15. That both looks and sounds wonderful! It can be surprisingly difficult to photo food (at least in my experiences) and your photo is so bright and colorful!

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  16. Such a lovely photo. I think the jute is perfect.

    Fish soup sounds so divine right now.

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  17. yumm, soup sounds delicious. and, I'm loving your ingredients there, I haven't cooked with leeks much, but I'm beginning to love them in soup and roasts. Enjoy your meal and have a great week, Book Savvy Babe

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  18. YUM! I love when food looks so simply pretty. And now I want a big hunk of bread.

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  19. I love soup, particularly on a day such as you are having of course. Nice photo.

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