August 24, 2010

Mending with Soup


Last Wednesday
Tea. Soup. Sleep.


9:30 a.m.
English Breakfast tea with a touch of local honey.


11:50 a.m.


Recipe: Broken Soup

Chicken broth (I used two-three cups)

Chicken breast (just enough to swim around in the chicken broth)

Parsley (chopped)

Stale crusty bread (cut into bite size pieces)

Egg (beaten)



Extra virgin olive oil


As the chicken broth is coming up to a gentle simmer, slice stale crusty bread into bite size pieces and set to toast. While bread is toasting, add cut up or torn chicken breast and parsley to broth. Season with salt to your liking. When toaster dings, drizzle (drop) beaten egg into gently simmering broth (giving a whirl or two or three with a fork to keep the egg from clumping). Let this simmer for about 30 seconds to a minute more. Pull pan from heat and transfer soup to a bowl (big enough for the whole shebang). Crack some black pepper (more is better) and top with toasted bread. Last, drizzle on a bit of extra virgin olive oil.


12:30 p.m.


  1. It looks very good for mending the body, hope it has worked.

  2. I love your recipe title, Broken Soup. Hope you are feeling better.

  3. Love this twist on chicken soup. Hope it has worked some healing magic for you.

  4. Soups are so healing---soothing.
    and serendipity, I just made a tasty one, too.

    but broken soup looks like it has the power!
    Hope you are on the mend, body and soul.

  5. With a delicious soup like this, you will be mended in no time:)

  6. Warm soup is pretty magical. I hope you are mending well yourself :)

  7. This has to be the best-looking straciatella I have ever seen. I hope you are feeling better : )

  8. You eat in style even when under the weather. I hope you feel better so very soon.

  9. That bread in there looks delicious. Yum!

  10. I love this beautiful soup, Tracy. :-) I wasn't feeling so well myself this weekend and a pot of soup was such a comfort. I hope you feel heaps better soon. :-)

  11. Kath - It worked wonders.

    Denise - Thanks, much better.

    Wendi - I think it did!

    nancy - Too funny. I will have to rush over and read your soup post!

    Bianca - It appears to have worked.

    Nicolette - It was very good medicine.

    Michele - Thank you :)

    alexandria - I was driven to eat soup. Mustered all the energy I could. It was exhausting, but very happy I made it.

    Lindsay - It's a kitchen staple for us. Crusty Italian loaf from the farmers market.

    Tart - I hope you are feeling better too, Tart :)

  12. I love soup - I would eat it more often except my husband isn't a soup-eater. I feel bad for making so much soup in the winter, so I lay off it throughout the summer :)

    This looks delicious, though - and if my allergies don't start behaving soon, I think I will be making it.

  13. Does this mean you are sick? I hope not. It's not that you have to be sick to enjoy tea and soup, but they are healing things if you are! I think this looks lovely! xoxoxoxo

  14. Oh, soup. The fall is coming here, and all I can think about is soup. I love those dark autumn night, candles, glass of red and a big bowl of soup. This looks wonderful!

  15. margie - I hope I make more winter soups this year. Roberto will eat them as long as I throw some small pasta in. I hope your allergies are behaving...

    redmenace - Feeling much better now :)

    tiina - That sounds perfect! Autumn is right around the corner.

  16. This sounds like fantastic medicine. But it also sounds very fall and I am just not ready yet! It can't be chicken soup time already?

  17. I am a great believer in Chicken soup as the ultimate healer - regardless of the season. I hope it did the trick. Whole shebang - love it.

  18. Katie - You're right. It's not a very warm weather post.

    rachel - It worked wonders. Shebang seemed appropriate :)

  19. I too hope you are feeling better. I like that you named it "Broken Soup" as if if can heal more than the sniffles....perhaps a sad heart, an over burdened mind.

  20. this soup sounds so goood right now, I feel like I'm catching a cold myself :(
    hope you two are feeling better

  21. countingdandelions - I think it could heal all of those thing :)

    M. - Feeling better, thanks :) Hope your cold goes away as quickly as mine did. Feel better!


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