This is the first paragraph of this post. It’s the place I’m going to first use the phrase Hearty Tortellini Soup because Hearty Tortellini Soup is my keyword. Best SEO practices say I should use the keyword in the first paragraph, but not too many times because Google thinks dense keywords are a bad thing! Twice isn’t too dense, is it? I’m doing this because while I know I should talk about my keyword I also have so much else to share.
It’s been hard lately for me to keep the format of this blog decidedly culinary. There have been so many things going on in my life. But I think I’ve found a way to quit all the blather and get back to basics.
You see I awoke this morning all nestled under a comforter (that somehow appeared during the night) and noticed that the weather had turned a bit chilly. The inevitable Southern California rain started its pitter-patter on the copper roof of the balcony outside my bedroom.
I know this tune. I’ve missed this song. I found myself getting a little emotional as I began to hum along to its rhythmic beat. Could I love the rain in Southern California that much? No, its not the rain making me feel this way. Rather it is the sound of the rain– drip, drop, clip, clop… I suddenly realized that the mellifluous drizzle tapping away on my bedroom window was the sound of soup! I have missed soup.
Well I bounced out of bed. A man with a purpose. I would make soup today and have a good reason to get my food blog back onto the subject of food!
Like this blog post this vegetable soup is completely free-form. You’ve probably made some version of this before because you can make a very spur-of-the-moment soup with the contents of your veg drawer. Just cut up some vegetables then cook them in a little oil in a large saucepan for a few minutes. The broth is whatever combination of stock and water you have on hand and a dollop of tomato paste. If you want to add any vegetables that are best cooked quickly – such as the kale – add them towards the end of the cooking period so they don’t discolor too much. I added store bought tortellini because the rain made me in the mood for a hearty soup. Plus I had it in the freezer (one of those impulse buys).
Okay. So now you see how happy soup has made me, but what about you? It’s February. You may have been eating soup all winter long. So soup may be a “ho hum… been there done that” kinda thing for you.
But for me it’s more than that. I gotta make this Hearty Tortellini Soup a super soup! GREG
This tortellini soup sounds great! I’m saving this recipe to give it a try. So simple with just a few basic ingredients! Thanks.
Excellent recipe, sir, but your words about how seasonal changes inspire your culinary creativity is what I love the most.
Oh yeah, we’ve been eating soup all winter long (And we’ll probably not stop as our local groundhog predicted a very long winter haha.) I definitely need some hearty soup with tortellini. Preferably right away 🙂
You can never go wrong with soup!
Especially Hearty Tortellini Soup.
Did I mention I love Hearty Tortellini Soup?
Hearty Tortellini Soup is good for SEO and the soul. LOL
I so much love soup! We live in Oregon so you know we get a bit of rain. I also love rain! It makes everything green and beautiful. Soup is good all year for us. Can wait to start planting my vegetable garden this year. There will be soup!
Yes, we’ve all been there! But I can’t say that my “refrigerator” soups come out as nicely as yours! In any case, hearing the the rain when you wake up and are warm under the covers is one of the best pleasures.
Soup is never ho hum. In fact, this needs to be on my menu soon.
If I could, I’d eat tortellini every day. So I know I’ve love this soup.
SEO “rules” are truly weird. One of their purposes is to discover originality, and they do it (partially) by rewarding conformity. Weird. Anyway, what’s not weird is this soup — and it’s a soup day here. Freezing rain rather than the pitter-patter type of rain, but a good day to stay indoors. And make soup. Thanks!
Oooo, I adore soup! Thank goodness because it is often soup weather here. February is going OK, we’ve had a couple of major snow storms and plenty of sub-zero temperatures. There are weeks I don’t go outside! But soup always cheers me up. This one is definitely going on the menu.