Day 26 (of 31 days of free writing)

We left the farmer’s market this morning lugging our canvas bags full of greens, turnips, eggplant and Satsuma oranges. We had a few cool days last week. I actually had to wear a sweater one day. That started me dreaming of making soup. I planned to cook a pot of kale and turnip greens mixing in some carrot, mushrooms, some diced tomatoes, and white beans. I can almost smell the simmering pot full of broth seasoned with sautéed onion and herbs. By afternoon, when the temperature had risen to 85°, I felt a bit less enthusiasm for the project. I think to myself, perhaps tomorrow if I get up early. Until then I will just have to savor the anticipation of my first homemade bowl of soup this autumn.