WWW Wednesday 1-15-14

I turned to KIM from Jennifer Crusie’s BET ME. This story is a delicious example of what I call “kneading”–when the author takes a handful of strong elements and folds them over onto one another and squishes the hell out of them, over and over, until something cracks and someone loses control and lovely big fat scenes blow up in everyone’s faces.

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Book View Café Eats: Simple Soup

Sometimes it’s a battle to get vegetables into people. In my case, right now I have trouble with raw veggies. My solution is an old macrobiotic secret–cook soup often. But how to simplify what is often an involved process? Sure, you can open a can of soup–but the majority of soups sold in cans or even envelopes contain things you probably don’t want. They have too much salt, sugar, or corn syrup–they have MSG or modified food starch, or contain ingredients your family can’t have, such as wheat or soy.

Homemade soup means you know what’s in it. But just a good stock can take a long time to make. Here’s a simple way to get that homemade soup without spending the entire day at it.

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