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					Spicy Sage Potato Soup                                                       GO: pull out the old crock pot. fire it up on low. pour in 2 tablespoons
                                                                             of EXTRA ViRGiN OLiVE OiL. throw in 2 GARLIC cloves. loosely chop up
spicy, earthy and hearty -- this is the ultimate winter soup!                one bunch of the FRESH SAGE. toss in 2 teaspoons of FENNEL SEEDS.
                                                                             add the 2 cups of FROZEN CORN. finally kick it up with a 5 second
fix: 30 minutes                                                              round of CRACKED BLACK PEPPER and 2 teaspoon of RED PEPPER
slow cook: 2-6 hours. the longer the better.                                 FLAKES (a hefty pinch or two will do).

GOODS:                                                                       now time to cube up all the POTATOES... about 2 inches of all will
3 medium of each: YELLOW YUKON,                                              suffice. drop in all the potatoes along with 4 cloves of GARLiC, two cups
RED, PURPLE, SWEET and RUSSET POTATOES                                       of loosely chopped CARROTS and 2 pinches of SEA SALT. bring to a boil
1 cup of chopped CARROTS (two carrots will do)                               and cook till soft in about 4 cups of water. usually takes about 20
2 tablespoons of EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL                                      minutes. drain off some of the excess broth (about a cup or so will do).
1 medium container of SOUR CREAM                                             pour the potatoes and the rest... of the (super nutritious) broth into
2 bunches of chopped FRESH SAGE                                              the crock pot. stir everything together. cover. leave for 4-6 hours while
2 teaspoon of RED PEPPER FLAKES
                                                                             the crock does all the work.
2 teaspoons of FENNEL SEEDS
2 tablespoons of RAW SUGAR
CRACKED BLACK PEPPER                                                         MiX: about and 1/2 hour before serving, grab the hand wand mixer
2 cups of FROZEN CORN                                                        and lightly puree right in the crock pot. go as long as you like. if you
2 tablespoons of SUGAR                                                       want it smooth, go for it. i like it slightly chunky so i mix a bit less. add
2 pinches of SEA SALT                                                        a tablespoon of RAW SUGAR to taste.
6 cloves of GARLiC
5 cups of water                                                              for a rich creamy consistency with a poppy punch. stir in 3 tablespoons of
                                                                             SOUR CREAM.
NOTE: for vegetarian version minus the chicken and substitute
veggie broth in place of the chicken broth.                                  give another 5 second round of CRACKED BLACK PEPPER. stir. cover.
                                                                             i like to give the soup another hour or so to let all the added and
                                                                             pureed ingredients settle in (nice and cozy) with each other.
TACKLE:
crock pot
wand hand mixer
(also called an immersion blender)                                           ASSEMBLAGE: super simple. i grab some big soup bowls and saucers
wooden spoon                                                                 and pour in a hefty size ladle or two into each. to top it off: give each
chef's knife                                                                 serving a dopple of fresh SOUR CREAM, a pinch of FRESH SAGE and a
4 quart pot                                                                  final round of CRACKED BLACK PEPPER. serve with your favorite rustic
chop board                                                                   bread.
can opener
soup ladle
                                                                             SPECIAL NOTE: this dish can easily be vegan... just delete the SOUR
                                                                             CREAM. for a rich luscious taste, substitute a drizzle of EXTRA ViRGiN
FEEDS: this pot of soup can serve at least 6. if it's just you and maybe a   OLiVE OiL on top of each serving. YUM!.
mate... i would set aside some for the week and freeze the rest.




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