Since my coworker is sick, I thought I'd try to find a good soup to help her heal a little more quickly. A friend gave me a copy of Vegetable Soups from Deborah Madison's Kitchen. I don't use it very often. Although I very much enjoy soups - so many soups require such a great deal of chopping and so many ingredients that I just can't justify spending the time on a glorified drink.
That being said, I was up for a bit of an adventure tonight. I chose the Spring Green Soup...a bit odd for winter, I realize, but the post-cooking hue is much more winter than spring.
The soups ingredients are as follows:
sorrel - I used Mache, which was a bit too sweet.
sea salt pepper
I am happy to report that the soup is really quite astounding, and that since I have no idea what sorrel is - it's certainly not lacking without it.
I did make my own croutons, which are perfectly buttered and crispily delicious. I am planning on making a special delivery to my coworker tomorrow.