As the sun lightens the sky this morning, it reveals a low fog that has settled over the lake during the night. The tree tops of the offshore islands are just barely visible, with nothing to see below but fog. It blends with the calm waters of the lake making for an eerie and ethereal landscape. A Blue Jay screams good morning as he lands on the bird feeder, breaking the silence. Good morning to you too I reply.
With the temperature hovering around 46F and my hands firmly wrapped around my mug of hot tea. My thoughts wander to soup. Soup is great for days like these that start off chilly, foggy and damp with dew so thick you can see the large water droplets clinging to the leaves and grass blades.
I am heading to the market this morning and the first thing I will be buying is a butternut squash. Butternut squash soup is just the ticket to warm you to your toes on frosty, chilly Fall days. Or how about sweet potatoes? My Caribbean inspired Sweet Potato and Black Bean soup is sure to tantalize your tastebuds and transport you to the islands.
What are your favourite soups for Fall? If you have a really good one to share, write it up below in the comment section as I am always looking for new soup ideas. They freeze well and you can pull out individual servings for busy lunches on the go. Bonus points for healthy, cream and fat free recipes!
Go ahead, pull out that soup pot and make your kitchen smell fantastic.