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Jan. 31st, 2008

soup month

a swan song for soup and what's up next

        Beautiful Soup 
                 Illustration used with permission, © 2008 Edna Cabcabin Moran

(Mock Turtle's Song)

Beautiful Soup, so rich and green,
Waiting in a hot tureen!
Who for such dainties would not stoop?
Soup of the evening, beautiful Soup!
Soup of the evening, beautiful Soup!
Beau--ootiful Soo--oop!
Beau--ootiful Soo-oop!
Soo--oop of the e--e--evening,
Beautiful, beautiful Soup!

Beautiful Soup! Who cares for fish,
Game, or any other dish?
Who would not give all else for two
Pennyworth only of beautiful Soup?
Pennyworth only of beautiful Soup?
Beau--ootiful Soo-oop!
Beau--ootiful Soo--oop!
Soo--oop of the e--e--evening,
Beautiful, beauti--FUL--SOUP!

(from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, 1865)

It's time to say goodbye, for now, to Soup Month (sniff, sniff). There are more soup recipes in existence than for any other dish, and lots more fascinating soup tales and tidbits. So don't retire your soup kettles and ladles just yet. You never know when we might be in the mood for more ecstasy in a bowl.

Meanwhile, I want to thank Edna Cabcabin Moran for allowing me to display the savory, fanciful image shown above. Stay close, because Edna herself will be stopping by in a few weeks to talk about her first picture book, The Sleeping Giant: A Tale from Kaua'i!  Born in Iceland and now living in California, Edna  is a multi-talented author, illustrator, professional hula dancer, and -- wait for it -- she's a fabulous cook! She will be sharing one of her favorite recipes, and it promises to be, as they say in Hawai'i, real ono!

February will be all about Love and Chocolate. I'm looking forward to blogging about things I love, and I encourage you to do the same. Let's spread some strong, positive vibes in the blogosphere! And what about chocolate? It definitely inspires me to do my best work! If you feel the same, don't give in to cabin fever! Let's all succumb, instead, to death by chocolate. It's the only way to go!

           chocolate_cake.jpg chocolate cake image by jonnyb55_2006