Emerald Valley Almanac

Soup’s on!

Nothing warms you on a cold winter evening (or morning or afternoon, either) like a steaming bowl of soup. And it couldn’t be easier to make!

Starting from scratch

• The first thing you need to do is create a flavor base. Most recipes start with a base of sautéed onions, carrots and celery, though sometimes alliums are all that are needed. 

• Dice the vegetables small to get the most flavor out of them, then sauté right in your soup pot. Cook over medium heat, just until they begin . . .