Cooking at the Cove: Nourishment for a rainy day

Caffeinated Cookies follow a bowl of warming soup and fresh veggies. Karen Schneider / For The Forecaster

Soup is a thing here at the cove and I make a pot every week, year-round. I have my favorites, but I’m always up for trying something new.

This chicken soup is a lovely springtime bowlful of comfort to warm yourself after a damp day working in the garden or running errands in the rain. You can go beyond the basic recipe by adding a handful of asparagus or pea pods to the broth, or top each bowl with microgreens. My policy is to add fresh green things to my meal whenever I can.

Karen Schneider cooks and writes in the village of Cundys Harbor. You can reach her at [email protected]

Serving the soup with lemon wedges, more fresh ginger and Sriracha sauce brightens the broth and adds more warming flavors. And if you want to add more veggies to the meal, how about some crudité and dip while that soup is simmering?

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