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.
Day 26 (of 31 days of free writing)
Published by Linda Wright
Linda Wright, author of "My Turn: When Caregiving Roles Reverse," now lives in Florida. She has served on the boards of organizations serving people with rare, genetic bleeding disorders like hers. As a writer, she has contributed to several anthologies and is a member of the Tallahassee Writers Association. Linda is married to the Reverend Ms. Robin Gray. View all posts by Linda Wright