Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Re-run Recipe: Giant Soup
Hello friends. You'll have to excuse my sparse posting this week. I returned from a weekend of visiting/house cleaning in Oakville with Kat to find that a series of mild catastrophes had befallen the House of Science in my absence. The Man of Science's car was dead and there was no hot water due to a frozen pipe. Eek.
As Sunday evening wore on, the situation got worse. Our frozen pipe split and started leaking. The Man of Science had to turn off the hot water until he was able to find the busted pipe. I had a pioneer style bath which involved boiling lots of pots of water and carrying them up the stairs to the tub. It required a tremendous effort to maintain my calm and cheerful demeanor.
The following day I went off to work and left the MoS to crawl around in our home's moldy crawl spaces and tear apart kitchen walls in a effort to find the broken pipe. It was, of course, in the last place he was able to look. But he found it! Hooray Man of Plumbing! He needs to replace the section of pipe which will be a two person job, the other person being his friend Jamie who has the appropriate home plumbing experience.
In need of hot water and a workable kitchen, I've fled to my parents' house. Without my camera. So, though I made some lovely black bean soup last night, I have nothing new to post for the next couple days. Hopefully the pipe will be fixed soon and I'll be happy and cooking at home again for the very deserving Man of Science.
In the meantime, please enjoy this re-run recipe for Giant Soup. I just got a nice e-mail this week from a fellow named Russell (hello, Russell!) who said he has made this soup a number of times and always enjoyed it. Lovely! A great e-mail to have sitting in my in box when I log on in the morning.