Saturday’s Soup

I don’t know if I mentioned it but in the spring and summer and fall I grow an organic vegetable garden.  I grow many different types of vegetables.  When I have an excess of vegetables I slice them up and freeze them. I freeze the vegetables in freezer bags so that they stack nicely in the freezer.  I froze my plum tomatoes, string beans, summer squash, bok choi, mustard greens, green squash, beet tops, and escarole all for winter use.  When I need the vegetables I take them out and put them in a strainer and let them sit and drain.   Then I can use them to sauté, in omelets and soups. 

Here is a recipe for Saturday Soup

In a large pot I  put 1 onion chopped sautéed it in 3 tbsp of  olive oil about,  1 clove of garlic minced, sauté and about two cups of peeled tomatoes.  ( When you want the skins off the tomatoes, all you have to do is run the semi-frozen tomato under cool water and off comes the skins)Saute up the tomatoes.  Then I added about 2 cups of chopped summer squash, 2 cups of cut up string beans, 1 cup of chopped escarole.  Continue to sauté.  I added a variety of beans that I soaked and boiled. I added a 16 ounce jar of homemade veal stock, 2 cups of water salt and pepper to taste and I cooked the soup for 40 minutes.  I boiled up some elbow rice pasta and added it to the soup.  I also poached 4 eggs on top of the soup.  I served up the eggs in each bowl of soup. 

Beans

I soak my beans a day or so before I need to use them and keep changing the water.  Sometimes the beans begin to sprout.  Sprouting is a good thing.  Then I dump the beans in a pot with their water and I keep boiling until I no longer see the white phone.  I cook the beans until they are aldante.  Removing the whte foam off the beans eliminates the gas problems that people have when they eat beans.

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About theorganicchickenlady

At one time owner of Connie's Bakeshop in Mattituck, moved on to raise chickens organically for their eggs. I own very small farm with 2 geese 75 hens 4 roosters two dogs I grow all my own organic vegetables.
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