11 Tips For Perfect Soup When You Are Not Following A Recipe | Care2 Healthy Living
Nineteen years ago, my husband Curtis and I were living a few doors down from the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Canada. It was early February so needless to say it was cold outside. The canal had become the world’s largest outdoor skating rink—a place where Curtis and I spent a lot of icy days donning skates and thick winter-wear. Nothing was as warming as a bowl (and sometimes 2!) of hot, homemade soup after those bitter cold days, so I regularly kept a pot of homemade soup on the stove.
On this particular February day we were in the midst of planning our upcoming Valentine’s Day wedding when the minister who was going to marry us showed up an hour early for our meeting. He had been out skating and just couldn’t take the cold any longer so we invited him in and offered him a bowl of my homemade soup, which he appeared to love. It quickly became apparent during our wedding ceremony that he had, indeed, thoroughly enjoyed the soup when he shared the story and Curtis’ good fortune at being able to enjoy my soup-making skills for many years to come.
I am a long-time professional recipe developer and cookbook author who has made many different types of food over the years, but nothing is as pleasurable for me as soup-making. So, today I’d like to share some of my tips for developing delicious flavors in your homemade soup.