Will this be good? Garden soup!! Need opinions!

Mindyw3(5)June 17, 2014

Ok, so I'm low on grocery money this week. This is what I just pulled out of the garden:

1 small green cabbage
Green basil (Genovese)
2 squash blossoms (1 female)
Assorted lettuce
Peas (just a lunch bag full)
Fresh oregano
1 fennel bulb just starting to bolt
2 celery stalks with greens

I have a can of white beans

I was thinking of grabbing some bacon and tossing everything in a pot minus the fennel, lettuce and squash blossoms. What do you think?

Not sure if the lettuce has gone bitter. If not soup and salad tonight and fish steamed with the fennel tomorrow.

Probably just batter and fry the squash blossoms for my boys.

I don't know about that herb combo though or cabbage with celery....

But my boyfriend may be coming for dinner tonight so I don't want it to be disgusting. lol

Also have a loaf of peasant bread.

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catherinet(5 IN)

cabbage soup with bacon and beans sounds good!

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 2:57PM
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I also have goat cheese and one ear of corn in the fridge! Just adding.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 2:59PM
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Well, I've put the celery, some scallions and rosemary in a pot of water with salt, peppercorns and a bay leaf. I'll let those go for an hour or so and see how that base is working.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 3:12PM
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Mmmmm! When's dinner? Not a bad meal for being low on grocery money.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 4:39PM
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Thanks booberry! lol So far so good. We shall see what the boyfriend and kids think. Tough crowd!

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 4:47PM
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So hot and humid here I can't think about soup. Hope it turns out.

FWIW, I probably would have steamed the peas, tossed with pasta and tuna, basil and maybe a little oregano, olive oil and a pat of butter. Maybe the goat cheese if no tuna - or have the cheese with lettuce, EVOO, a little balsamic vinegar, and if you have any dried cranberries, fresh strawberries, and walnuts or pecans that would make a good salad (though I prefer spinach to lettuce).

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 5:14PM
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Everything you have sounds a lot better than what's in the grocery stores ! Garden fresh too !

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 5:17PM
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