Our first Autumn weekend,
when the mornings are chilly
when you search for a sweater for the first time since March
when you swear you can see the leaves turning from green to yellow before your very eyes
I made soups
-zucchini and green pea-
-asparagus and white bean-
-butternut squash and apple-
too much soup but the leftovers will wait in the freezer
and will warm us on a future autumn evening
The pineapple sage has finally turned red
and the anemones are thriving this year
Autumn is nature’s last blush before hibernation
I watch it in awe while I eat soup and read poetry.
Dang it! How you write this so well?! lol
You just took me on a journey with you. : )
Hope you’re doing well!!
Thanks Stan- glad to have you along on my autumn soup journey!
Lovely photos and words, darling. And wowza, you’ve been on a soup mission! Send some our way, will ya?
It’s a deal, Britt- I will send you some soup and you send me some cookies!
It does indeed feel like the leaves are changing colors before our eyes. I was out with my youngest son this afternoon, just marveling at the gorgeous colors. I love this time of year. And from your beautiful words, I see you do too!
It seemed as if everyone was out today, marveling at Mother Nature!
Thanks for the Twitter share… And hope you continue to go for Autumn walks this week.
Hold on. I don’t see ham in that pea soup. That’s a high crime, you know (or at least a high misdemeanor).
Oh dear, should I admit this is a vegetarian household? Well, that just means more ham for you right? I’m happy to serve you some when you come over for soup! Green soup and ham haha!
I’ll even eat green ham.
Now there’s a children’s book title.
I’ll bet no one has ever thought of it!
You should write it!
I get enough rejections, thanks.
Ah Letizia, I do love this season. You have captured its essence using all the senses. I smell the fragrant aroma of soup and feel the crisp wind on my cheek, even as the sunshine sweeps gently down to warm the earth. There is an expectancy that a new season is about to begin, but the last blooms hold fast to the last vestiges of summer, like a child attempting to stay awake. Resilience and promise of something new…
By the way, I’ve convinced my husband to move towards a more vegetarian lifestyle.
So eloquently put, my friend. I agree with you, there is an expectancy with the change of each season, a certain excitement as nature changes her robes.
Beautifully conveyed, Letizia.
To be honest I love everything you write about, Letizia! You make me think. Beautiful photos and that soup, oh my! Although I haven’t lived in a place with Autumn or Winter for many years I’ve learned the seasons in the tropic, which do change. Why, there may be several days upcoming where I may have to put on long pants, ha!
The subtle changes of tropical seasons- not as grandiose and dramatic as up north but interesting in their own way I’m sure. And the occasional opportunity to put on a pair of trousers haha!
I’ll be over later for for dinner. We’re having soup, right? 🙂
(They sound delicious)
I’ll set a place for you at the table, Casey 🙂
I think this is a fantastic combo: soup and poetry. Seems like it should be an ongoing event series. Perhaps you should start one nearby—or in your home. 😀 I’d be first in line.
What a great idea for an event or a event series!
Absolutely lovely. Hey, um, are you one of those Martha Stewart x 10 types? That soup looks amazing!! 🙂
Martha Stewart I am not haha, but I do love to make soups!
I do like the first sweater days, although I know I will be oh, so tired of them by spring and will look forward to the first T-shirt days…comes with the territory. I need to make some soups too, I still have a butternut squash from the garden that should be cooked up…
I know, we will be so tired of sweaters in a couple of months. How lovely to have your own squash. A coworker used to grow her own and would give me some of her surplus. That’s when I learned to make the soup. Enjoy your butternut squash!
I am right now Googling a recipe for butternut squash and apple soup!
It goes so well together – and it’s easy to make (you can even use unsweetened apple sauce!).
Lovely…nothing like curling up with a steaming bowl of homemade soup while reading on a crisp, autumnal day is there? 🙂
It’s funny how the colder days make us want to make soups, right?
Lovely post, Letizia, thank you. Here’s a poem for you to read by someone you introduced me to, from the aptly named website ‘poetry soup’! 🙂 http://www.poetrysoup.com/famous/poem/8461/If_You_Forget_Me
Neruda is always welcome, and goes particularly well with soup, thank you!!
I want to live in your world of soup and poetry! It is amazing that leaves (or is it leafs?) are changing as we go about your lives. Keep wrapped up though as Jon Snow would say Winter is coming.
I love Winter but let me enjoy Autumn a bit longer!
Go on then…but only because it’s you.
I loved going on this journey with you, Letizia. Changing leaves, flowers and soup, these are a few of my favorite things as someone famous once said 😉
It must be funny for you to read about us gearing up for the colder months!
How do you make soup, Letizia? I think about it sometimes, and even buy the dried beans from the store. I’ll suggest we try it, but get a thumbs down just about every time. Is it the soup idea or the cook? Hmm. Thanks for a great taste of autumn!
Soup is super easy, Liesa! If you don’t want to soak the beans, then you can use high quality canned ones or skip the beans altogether. Just sauté shallots and then add whatever vegetable you want to use, add stock and boil. Then puree everything together, including the beans (you can leave some of the veggies or beans out of the puree-ing process if you want some chunks). A drizzle of olive oil and some parsley et voila!
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I love butternut squash soup, but never thought to pair it with apple. What a terrific idea. I’ll give it a try when I make my next batch of soup. Do you have a recommended variety of apple to use?
Happy Autumn! Hope your pup is doing well. 🙂
I got the idea for the butternut soup and apple at a restaurant. It was such a good pairing!
Fall is indeed soup season. Thanks for the reminder — I gotta get on that myself!
Yes! It’s one of the best things about the cooler days and longer evenings, isn’t it? Enjoy the soups!
This is such a beautiful celebration of autumn – thank you for making me feel nice and cozy. Your soup sounds so good too. I’ll have to try asparagus and white bean one of these Sunday afternoons. I’ve been mulling apple cider with spices as a way of warming up and making everything smell like the season. Enjoy your soup and poetry days!
I often make the asparagus and white bean: it’s hearty and perfect on a cool day. I’ve never mulled apple cider though so you’ve opened my world up there: I will have to explore that!
It’s really easy – even easier than soup 🙂
Your words and pictures dance! That is what makes your post so readable.
As I read the post, in my mind’s eye that simple act of making the soup seemed to align with the blossoms you have clicked. And I wondered how. And then I realised that it was all about being in the moment. That indeed is a great awareness.
Thank you, Shakti, for your kind words. You are right, that day I was just enjoying being in the moment, enjoying the changing of the seasons and taking it all in. I’m glad that came across in my words.
Oh my those soups smell good. There is still a chill in our air which means soup is welcome. 🙂
Soup is perfect for those in between seasons and those chilly days!
Lovely, I miss fall…
I can imagine. It’s one of the loveliest seasons. Hope you’ve been well, my friend.
All is well. Lucas returned. He is pudgy 🙂
That is good to hear!
Letizia Autumn is my favourite month and I love your photo’s enjoy the warm soups and lose yourself in poetry. Sounds like a wonderful Autumn thing to do.
I have been eating so many soups, although today is oddly warm so perhaps I will finally have a break!
Thank you, Carol, for the visit and the lovely comment.