The deadliest land mammal, my son told me at Christmas. According to the BBC News post
“Ungainly as it is, the hippopotamus is the world’s deadliest large land mammal, killing an estimated 500 people per year in Africa. Hippos are aggressive creatures, and they have very sharp teeth. And you would not want to get stuck under one; at up to 2,750kg they can crush a human to death.” BBCNews
When the kids were small , we had cute picture books about a Hippo couple-George and Martha. Guess not
This is a blue potato that got left behind for the soup. And sprouted.
Looked like a baby hippo to me.
An article “Are Sprouted Potatoes Safe to Eat?” Don’t eat the sprouts!
Garlic, onions in olive oil, cabbage, carrots, celery, spinach, zucchini, tomatoes, and white beans. Even better day two. Add some Parmesan.
Universal remedy. Hot soup.
(or a different soup recipe if Veg or GF)
My DIL made Chicken Soup in her Insta-Pot.
Under the weather? Feeling a chill? A little blue? Just hungry? Maybe you’re not even sure what ails you. Or you’re in the pink.
I heartily recommend a good bowl of hot soup.
Last Thursday I hosted book club. It starts at 7 so most people eat dinner before they arrive. The dark chocolate, the red grapes, the raspberry rugalach and roasted almonds were the preferred snacks. I ate a few pieces of the vegetable tray with some hummus but threw them all in a pot today with an onion (chopped) and a couple of garlic cloves. I debated chopping them up first but did it the lazy way. Added a can of tomatoes and a rind from the Parmegiano-Reggiano. Salt, pepper and a bottle of water. (The portable dishwasher was hooked up to the faucet) After it simmered awhile, the carrots cooked, I got out the immersion blender and then added canellini beans. A tasty soup on a snowy day.
It just takes some getting used to. The new season. It changed this morning. We like the changing seasons, right?
This chilly icy, now tonight, snowy weather.
So hard on the trees, though. The driving.
Getting cozy by adding covers, readying for hibernation, thinking about making pots of chili, soup. Boiling the kettle for tea. Oh yes, keep on knitting a wooly sweater.