A hearty peasant’s soup for the vaccine’s hangover

Dear readers and fellow bloggers:

Good morning. As we told you in our previous article, after the injection of the second dosage of the providential Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine last Monday, we have had a febrile-articular syndrome. which, thank God Almighty, has developed with less dramatic symptoms and progressively winding down after only four days of the event itself. In order to speed up the recovery, we just prepared a hearty peasant’s soup with plenty of veggies and chicken.

First we prepared a vegetable broth with the addition of a pinch of salt, oregano, garlic powder, black pepper, sweet paprika and, last but not least, the critically important moringa.  We sliced potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, corn on the cob and chunks of previously grilled chicken; we added peas, broccoli and a moderate amount of arborio rice.

Of course we did not forget to plant a whole little bar of cinnamon, which will add a touch of feminine sweetness.

Your bowl of fuming peasant’s soup is served. Please join us at our humble table for a nice meal and spicy chit chat.

Buon appetito!

Stay distant. Stay safe. Stay beautiful.

What do you think? Please tell us.

Don’t leave me alone.

 

Sopa Camponesa à la Vadinho

Dear readers and fellow bloggers:

Good afternoon. After several days of bad weather, including rain and wind, we were ready for a hearty peasant soup to lift our deflated spirits in order to start the week in stride. We prepared a soup of rice, potatoes, carrots and corn in a broth seasoned with a pinch of salt, granulated garlic, parsley, oregano, tarragon, cinnamon and ginger.

Why that name? Well, we have been perusing the great novelDoña Flor y sus dos maridos” from Jorge Amado, the great Brazilian writer, over the week-end; we had more fun than when we had read many years ago. It tells the story of Doña Flor, a young woman from Salvador Bahia, Brazil, that still feels attracted to Vadinho, her deceased husband, a wayward yet irresistibly charming guy who had died during an extended Carnival party in a brothel. She re-married with a kind and considerate pharmacist but she cannot help feeling totally bored…Until one day Vadinho appears as a ghost by her bedside to claim his marital rights…The hilarious scenes will keep you pinned to the text or the film.

We already discussed in a previous article how to carefully prepare a good, thick soup. Here is today’s production.

We like the broth to be thick like a typical London fog, so that you can hardly see the pot’s contents from above.

Ladies and gentlemen, dinner is served. Please join us at our humble table to share a dosage of health and joy.

Bom apetite!

Stay distant. Stay safe. Stay beautiful.

What do you think? Please tell us.

Don’t leave me alone.