“There is nothing like soup. It is by nature eccentric: no two are ever alike, unless of course you get your soup in a can.” ~Laurie Colwin, ‘Home Cooking’ (1988)
We really like soup. Mmmm, a thing that cooks in one pot, gives off a wonderful aroma, and makes my home feel all cozy. It promises a comfortable and comforting meal and it requires some sort of bread. I served this soup with Sylvia’s Ozark Corn Bread and it was a delicious pairing.
Fresh corn wasn’t available, but everything else was fresh except the tomatoes. (I find organic canned tomatoes are much tastier than the fresh ones, at least where we live.) It was easy to prepare in part because of how everything timed out. While the leeks, celery and bell pepper were cooking, I chopped the garlic and measured out all the spices in a bowl. After adding the garlic, spices, tomatoes and liquid, the pot was left to simmer. Continue reading Late Summer Minestrone with Butternut Squash and Fresh Corn