Friday, November 21, 2008

Gypsy Soup

In the fall of 1998, Joe and I moved into an old rambling house with about 10 other college students - we needed a "cheap & by the month" sorta place = we were saving cash to hike the AT the following spring - at $100 a month this was perfect & we even got our own private bath - it was a bizarre houseful of folks (to say the least) - night or day there was always something going on...
In the kitchen pantry I found an abandoned copy of Molly Katzen's Moosewood Cookbook (which I still have today) - I don't remember the details of my early encounters with this cookbook or when I first made it, but one of the lasting recipes I still whip up on a monthly basis is Gypsy Soup
- it's a delicately spiced Spanish-styled vegetable soup (that's very versatile, one of those perfect recipes for clearing out random veggies from your Frigidaire) - the herbs & spices make a lovely combination of colors:

tumeric, dried basil, cinnamon, cayenne, paprika, & a bay leaf


Nicole said...

I remember that house. That place was crazy and a total maze in itself.

Beth said...

I remember that crazy house, too! My first taste of beer!