Show 118: Lavender, Chicken Soup and Chicken Bog


  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,505 admin

    I'm not sure why basic soup making isn't taught in high school cooking classes. Not only is it beneficial from taste and health points of view but its certainly a more economical and ethical use of the whole animal. Soups (of all kinds) are one of my favourite things to make and eat. I have a ham bone in the fridge at the moment. Haven't decided yet if it will be pea soup or some kind of bean soup.

    Lavender is NOT one of my favourite herbs. Actually makes me a bit nauseous. One of my mum's favourite perfumes, though. Wonder if that (the constant scent) has anything to do with my feelings about it. Maybe not as I know several people who are like me and don't want lavender in any of their preparations. One of those love it or hate it things. Great for relaxation, though, if you can tolerate it.

  • judsoncarroll4
    judsoncarroll4 Posts: 5,354 admin

    I really prefer lavender more as a culinary herb - just a tiny bit is actually really good in a soup made from hambone stock and white beans, along with a lot of onion, garlic and parsley and a glass of white wine. Of course, tomato, carrot and celery are great additions, and I like a good dose of hot pepper flake.