Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Slow Food in a Modern Kitchen

Hi everyone, Shawna here from Pinkkiss Pottery with another tasty idea from my kitchen to yours. I don’t know about your neck of the woods but here in the Northeast…baby, it’s cold outside! To me there is nothing more comforting on a cold snowy day than a steaming hot cup of homemade soup in a handmade mug and I have recently acquired a whole new appreciation for the power of soup.

So what’s so great about soup you ask?
1. It’s easy to make and makes your house smell delicious.
2. It freezes well and can taste even better after a day in the fridge.
3. It can be super healthy and easily vegetarian.
4. It makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
5. It’s a great excuse to bake bread to mop up all the broth!
6. It’s also a great way to use up any leftover food in your fridge.

After being buried in 30 inches of snow I found myself needing to make something cozy to curl up with that would last for a couple of days. A few months ago I bought a cookbook called Love Soup by Anna Thomas and was excited to finally crack it open and try some of the recipes. This book is chock full of delicious, healthy recipes that are sure to warm you all the way to your toes. During our super snowstorm I cooked up mushroom soup, potato leek soup, cabbage soup and a new favorite, garlic soup with poached egg.

After your soup is finished simmering serve it up in some beautiful handmade ceramic bowls, perfectly crafted for slurping!

I love this one by Keith Phillips, which can easily go into the oven or under the broiler to melt a layer of gooey cheese on a cup of French onion soup.

Here is a lovely set of nesting bowls by Jason Russell to serve a big bowl, a little bowl or a bowl that is just right!

A bowl by Kristen Kieffer would be perfect to serve an elegant cream soup or a light broth.

I just love the design of this soup mug by Vegan Dish, perfect for cuddling under a blanket and sipping a hearty vegan soup!

I’m sure that you will be able to stay nice and toasty with help from Love Soup and these talented Etsy potters, but just in case you are one of the lucky ones who live in a snow free zone, the book also boasts a section of delicious cold soups for the warmer weather.

See you next month! ~ Shawna of Pinkkiss Pottery


Anonymous said...

Lovely ceramics!

I feel ike making a nice hot soup:)


Sharon said...

I'm sick, and some French onion soup in a gorgeous ceramic bowl sounds soooo good right now.

Gifted Designs said...

Those are sooooo pretty.

I actually made a DELICIOUS cream of tomato soup with cream or was so comfy to sit with and eat!

Cindy Powers said...

Beautiful pottery and I loove soup.

tiina said...

Gorgeous work!

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