The edge of the world is a spectacular blue

Hello!  Sorry I fell off the face of the earth for a few weeks.  Happy belated Thanksgiving!  I caught a horrible cold, and didn’t do much over the long weekend, other than bake bread and make soup.


It’s turkey/ chicken spinach soup. I totally made it up. It’s amazing.
Perfect for a chilly December. Well, I suppose it’s perfect for this temperate December that we’re having.

Turkey/ Chicken and spinach soup

Chicken stock:

  • 8 cups of water
  • Chicken carcas and neck and inards
  • 3 carrots, cut into large chunks
  • 1 large turnip, cut up into chunks
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 6 black whole peppercorn
  • 1 tbsp savory seasoning mix
  • 2 tbsp salt (I used sea salt with dried shallots
  • bayleaf

Combine all ingredients in a large pot. Bring to boil, and then bring down to a simmer. Simmer for 2-3 hours or until delicious. When it’s done, strain out the solids. (A pasta pot with a strainer that fits right into the pot is fabulous for this task. If you want a more clear broth use a finer strainer or cheese cloth) I retained some of the vegetables to make the puree to thicken the soup. Return your broth to the stove to prepare your soup!


  • A pot of Chicken broth (6 cups homemade or 32oz store bought)
  • 3 Carrots thinly sliced
  • 1 pound of spinach chopped into 1″ squares
  • 3-4 cups cooked turkey or chicken (I used leftovers)
  • 1 12 oz can of white kidney beans
  • 1 8oz can of Butter beans
  • 2c. pureed cooked turnip
  • Salt

Heat stock, and add carrots, turkey/ chicken, beans, pureed turnip, beans, and salt. Heat for 30 minutes. Serve immediately.


I also made Italian Bread from Smitten Kitchen. This was the best bread I’ve ever made. It was amazing. You have to make biga the day beforehand. I had originally needed it to make potato rosemary bread for Thanksgiving. The potato rosemary bread was very good, but nowhere as good as the Italian Bread!

Perfect for a chilly december week!

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