Soup Jokes

What sort of soup do skeletons like? One with plenty of body in it.

How do you make gold soup? Put 14 carrots in it!

Hey, Waiter, you've got your thumb in my bowl of soup! Waiter: Don't worry, sir, the soup isn't hot.

Customer: Waiter, this soup tastes funny. Waiter: So laugh, sir.

Organic, Heirloom Seeds Arriving in January!

The tried-and-trues and strange, exotic-sounding seeds. I grew ground cherries last year and fell in love (they’re easy to grow, taste great; kids love ‘em!) Another thumbs up: a trailing nasturtium, which covered my fence, bloomed forever, made a fantastic garnish and were spicy and delicious too!

Curried Sweet Potato Coconut Ginger Soup

January is national soup and national oatmeal month. Two of my favorite comforting foods in winter. Our kitchen makes this lovely soup, and you’re right that it doesn’t appear in our cookbooks, so we’re sharing it with you here even though it’s proprietary. We’re trusting you with a “secret” recipe because we love you.

Time to get back on track!

The mad rush is over and the holidays have come and gone. To get back on track, here’s a gentle detox, which is a modified fast. Start off every day with 2 tablespoons raw, organic apple cider vinegar or fresh lemon juice and a splash of liquid chlorophyll in water (with some raw honey if you like).

Then eat simply (try the suggestions below) for five days. You will feel better, and you will drop a couple of pounds as well.

Red Lentil Ginger Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms

Another soup for the winter. This one also has ginger, because ginger is a great detox herb that also increases circulation (as does the pinch of chili spice or cayenne) and aids in digestion. You’ll find a bowl of this soup as satisfying as the first soup in this newsletter. Of course you can feel free to add to it if you want a heartier meal. Suggestions for add-ins? Try edamame, cooked brown rice, or tofu cubes.

Shiitake mushrooms are one of my favorite superfoods. I truly can understand that men fought over them in ancient Japan. One internet site, Herbslist says that “The conquering army would take the cultivated Shiitake logs as their prize….In Asian cultures, shiitake mushrooms are not only considered a medicinal mushroom, but also a delicacy.” Today, in Japan, shiitakes are used to help fight cancer, and they are said to help lower blood pressure, reduce cholesterol and reduce inflammation.