summer corn and vegetable soup

In every departure, there is, I think, a return—a return to something that was known once before. And I believe that we cling to this notion of return in the midst of life’s ruptures, both large and small.

Today, I made a soup, a summer corn and vegetable soup.

The recipe is from Ellie Krieger’s The Food You Crave. I have made not a single dish from this book since 2008. I then was an undergraduate student, studying English and human biology.

Earlier today, I bought a tiny food chopper for $10. It’s not much, but it’s better than nothing. It will hold me over until I can buy a real food processor. I had one of these back in 2008, too.

The soup is a good soup—colorful, plentiful. It’s simple, yet solid. The combination of ingredients is classic: corn, bell pepper, zucchini, tomato, basil. Blending some of the corn kernels with milk lends a chowder-like feel. This soup brings us the best of summer just as summer is about to slip away.

But summer will arrive again, we know. Like this Ellie Krieger cookbook. Back into my life. Just like that.

I now have completed 45 recipes from this book. Percentage complete: 21.53%


  1. Delicious!

  2. I also have that book, and must use it more often…

    Great soup to start saying goodbye to the summer!

  3. looks delicious and colorful.

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