Occasionally I forget to remember that the world is not mine to balance.
Do you find that you do that as well? We watch the world ache, sagging under need and pain and loss and our arms feel profoundly short and unable to help.
When I finally stop anxiously twisting and I begin doing something small with my hands with where I am today– that is where I begin to quiet, to still, to stir something helpful. When I begin chopping vegetables while standing on my own kitchen floor, I remember my place in the world.
This is my gift to you, a love letter to soup and to savoring. Introducing Simmer: Six Seasonal Soups & the Stories that Inspired Them.
I created these recipes (each one a spin-off from a memorable soup I once enjoyed,) in my own little kitchen in the blue house. I made them again and again, scratching down notes on the backs of water bills and preschool activity sheets.
I made soup all through the scorching summer so that when the weather turned, we would be ready for comfort and warmth.
I hope that it will inspire joy and hope as you walk through the unknown. I pray that you will see this, my 28-page stone of remembrance as a clear picture that time is a sacred privilege and whether we seem to be moving ahead or standing still, it is worth the wait.
It is worth the simmer.
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