Welcome to Houston:
I usually sort of know what is going on in the world insomuch as I get the NY Times headlines in my inbox everyday and most days I listen to some news in the car or on TV. But lately I've been rather busy and not really paying attention. But I have noticed it has been raining a lot for the past 24-48 hours. Low and behold it is because there is a hurricane in the gulf (landing in Tx?)! I had no idea. I'm still not really clear where it is. I doubt it's coming directly to Houston because I think I would've noticed more panicking. I hope I'm not expected to evacuate because that's not going to happen...
This Garden Minestrone is one of my favorite summer soups. It is hearty and chocked full of veggies. And most of them are in season now. I was actually able to find everything I needed at the farmer's market last week. Even carrots and spinach which I understood were winter-time produce in Houston. But I shan't complain. Anyways, if you need something to do with the plethora of squash, zucchini, tomatoes and corn that are around, this is a good one. I like it as is but you could doctor it up any way that you fancy by adding different spices/veggies etc.
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