Share your best soup recipe6 April , 2016
This is obviously not MY recipe. I am a great enthusiast of soup, but to be honest I rarely make any myself. And when I do, it’s whatever jumps out at me from a book right that instant.
There are three soups that have stayed with me through the years though:
The first being my Ouma Willie’s lentil soup (which was smooth, not like the pic above). I have no idea what went into it…except maybe a bit of magic and a whole lots of lentils and love. It is the taste of soup from my youth and I remember it fondly. Would it still taste as awesome today as then, if she was still around to make it? I have no idea…maybe it’s perfect because of the way I remember it? Whatever the reason, I love/d it.
The second soup is my mom’s vegetable soup. It’s chunky and bursting with yummy flavours. Every winter my mom makes at least one giant pot of this marvel, and often we get containers full for the freezer. I also have no idea what goes into this magnificent soup, but it’s real comfort food.
The third soup is one I had only once…It was a chicken soup made by the Granny of my good friend Louelle. My family soups are not usually chicken soups, so maybe that’s part of what made it so special? Anyway, I loved it and I could have eaten it until I falled over given half a chance. Louelle has mentioned the secret of her Granny’s soup to me, years ago. I tried my own version a couple of times, but it came nowhere close to hers.
What is your favourite soup?