Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

04 Dec 2002, 0:36 a.m.

Finally, the vague recipe for yummy soup. Chop slices…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Finally, the vague recipe for yummy soup. Chop slices of carrot. Warm some brown sugar and a little bit of water in a pan. Dump the carrot in the sugar and cook until tender (and, one hopes, caramelized). In a different pan, saut�e some chopped scallion until mostly browned and add vegetable broth. Add some chopped tomato to the carrot pan, stir around to get at the excess sugar, and dump into broth pot. Add some ground cloves, salt, and maybe ground ginger and other spices to taste. Medium boil for a while and then simmer to desired thickness. I simmered away most of the liquid and some of my eaters thought it so hearty that its meatlessness surprised them.