Scoop of the Day…

Rain is the theme of the day apparently. Rain has been the theme of the past month if you really think about it. And it’s not just a drizzle or a steady, manageable stream we’re talking about. This rain is heavy, this rain is hard, and this rain is in full force. Sometimes, in a traditional rainfall, its fun to think that you can run through rain drops, emerging as the lone dry soldier from the storm while everyone is still hiding in their umbrella barracks fearing a sodden fate. Well, those fearless rain dodgers don’t stand a chance in these recent storms. We’re even starting to trust The Weatherman, and that is not a good sign. Chance of rain you say? Those clouds look too ominous to be a “chance,” I’ll take your word for it. What is this world coming to!? Some say it’s global warming, I say it’s those people in the sky trying to damper our tempers. It’s a difficult world we’re living in right now, and people are getting pissed. The markets are destroyed, politicians are selfishly ignoring the American plea for help, and prices of food at the grocery store are sky rocketing. As the general populace starts boiling over with frustration and anger, the weather is getting more tumultuous. Positive correlation? I think so. Let’s all take a moment here and try to climb that fence to the greener side. Maybe we’ll have fewer earthquakes on the East Coast, less snow in San Francisco, and cooler water on our shores so those damn sharks leave us alone.

I, for one, have decided to embrace the rain. This isn’t new, of course. I learned how to get along with it in Costa Rica where it rained downpoured nearly half the time I was there. As much as you want sunshine and cool breezes, as much as you want world peace and surplus, and as much as you want that shiny new sports car in the Audi showroom window you walk by everyday, we just can’t have our way all the time. We have to make the best of what we’ve got, and today, we have rain.

Today, in this rain, from the safety of mine and Chris’s HQ, I will be making a delicious pot of Roasted Tomato and Garlic Soup, adapted from a food blog I follow, SmittenKitchen. I could not think of a better way to cook up the positive out of a rainy (pseudo)fall day. Not only does this soup distract from the saturated tundra of New York City, but the scent alone is so heavenly that you nearly forget about any vexing thing that happened to you, or that walked by your desk, today… 🙂

Take a look at the recipe in my Recipe Book. It’s extremely easy to make, it totally hits the spot, and it leaves you with enough downtime to get (your degree of) sauced on a soused Friday night.



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