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Unventing Soup

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Beautiful Soup
BEAUTIFUL Soup, so rich and green, Waiting in a hot tureen! Who for such dainties would not stoop?Soup of the evening, beautiful Soup! Soup of the evening, beautiful Soup!Beau--ootiful Soo-oop! Beau--ootiful Soo-oop! Soo--oop of the e--e--evening, Beautiful, beautiful Soup!Beautiful Soup! Who cares for fish, Game, or any other dish? Who would not give all else for two Pennyworth only of Beautiful Soup? Pennyworth only of beautiful Soup?Beau--ootiful Soo-oop! Beau--ootiful Soo-oop! Soo--oop of the e--e--evening, Beautiful, beauti--FUL SOUP!- Lewis Carroll
The best part of making soup is that you don’t need a recipe - just an imagination that can combine what you have on hand.
It’s getting cooler here, with night temperatures in the 40s and fog in the river valleys in the morning. It’s time for some soup.
Yesterday was CSA pickup day, so it was also a good day to use as many vegetables as possible, to make room for the new arrivals.
My soup of the evening, beautiful soup:
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Sailing Adventure sans pictures

Sailing, sailing, over the bounding main.
For many a stormy wind shall blow
E'er Jack comes home again.

Ah, yes.

Minuet is safely tucked into her new home at the Chaumont Yacht Club, but we had an adventure along the way getting there.To back up a wee bit, we’ve been keeping our sailboat in Cape Vincent this year. We left Clayton because of low water levels on the St. Lawrence River and because management of our former marina fell apart after the sudden death of its owner. We were also attracted by the lure of more ready access to Lake Ontario.

There was one little issue that we didn’t know about: the infamous waters of Tibbetts Point. You have to go through those waters to get from Cape Vincent to the lake. Tibbetts Point is where the waters of Lake Ontario enter the St. Lawrence River. There is a lot of water pouring in from a wider, deeper place to a narrower, shallower place, with the prevailing winds blowing in the same direction as the current. It tends to be a little choppy, and…