I might be last minute, but I did it.
my method: I almost didn't do this challenge. I know it may be strange for me to admit, but by the end of november, hub and I were officially 'squashed out'. This recipe was originally supposed to be made with lots of squash, but to be honest, if I would have made it with squash I think it would have gone to complete waste. How horrible would that have been? So I used two cans of diced tomatoes instead and it was delicious. I also halved the stock recipe, added my dad's 'secret ingredient', only used a third of what was called for in the mirepoix and didn't blend anything up, I love the chunky yummies. i also love saying this, mirepoix...
reasons i loved this challenge: I've always wanted to make my own stock, but thought it was too difficult and seemed a bit 'too much from scratch'. Like the next step would be to actually grow everything, which may happen someday, I hope.
will i make it again? it's possible, but probably not anytime soon. Although now I have a whole tub of miso to use up; that stuff wasn't cheap either. I do want to try the 'miso soup' sometime.
what would i do differently: I would want to try the stock again, because mine turned out watery and with almost no taste. I think I might quadruple the amount of veggies in it next time.
my favorite part: finding a new soup I enjoy; soup is my favorite. I also now have a favorite veggie, the leek. This was my first time buying, cleaning, preparing and eating one. It was wonderful. I will be using them again, most definitely.
click it to see the way it was supposed to be done. :)
october - dumplings
august - tamales
july - thank george's bank
august - ratatouille
And I have to admit, I've been feeling a bit uninspired as far as photography goes lately... any tips?
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