Real Estate Ray's Blog: I Want Some Soup!

I Want Some Soup!

I want some soup!  Otherwise known as the words you will not ever hear come out of my mouth, especially for dinner, especially when it has arugula in it, especially when it has some strange ingredient called a Jerusalem Artichoke and especially if it has no meat in it.  I put my foot down. "Not a chance!" I said.  Like so many other times in my life, I was overruled by a greater being, My Wife!  She made it.  I ate it.  I begged for seconds.  It was delicious! The fateful words that all 30 year veterans of marriage know just slipped out, "You were right...AGAIN."  Hey, she cooked!  Hallelujah! 😃

Jerusalem Artichoke and Arugula Soup

Jerusalem Artichoke and Arugula Soup

Mary Margaret discovered this recipe in Ottolenghi, a cookbook written by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi.  It is simply a great cookbook.  We have cooked many items from it and have never been disappointed.  We own two more cookbooks that they have authored, Plenty (vegetarian) and Jerusalem.  I am sure we will end up owning every cookbook they publish. The recipe for this soup is easy.  Finding the Jerusalem artichokes (aka sunchokes) was challenging.  We ended up finding them at Whole Foods Market. The soup tastes lemony, even though there are no lemons added, and is creamy and satisfying.  we garnished each bowl of soup with a little fresh arugula, then sprinkled on a little paprika.  I am already looking forward to leftovers! ! !

Jerusalem Artichoke and Arugula Soup Recipe

It looks like we will be planting sunchokes soon.  That is, if we can find them.

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Comment balloon 26 commentsRaymond Henson, SRES, GRI • January 11 2021 05:40AM

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Good morning Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI - that shows the importance of trying new food.  You might be pleasantly surprised.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 6 days ago

I agree, Grant Schneider.  It does make the world a little more interesting.  I made potatoes au gratin with fennel one year for Thanksgiving.  It went over like a lead balloon, until my family tried it.  They ask for it every year now.  Thank you for taking the time to view and comment on my post.

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 6 days ago

Thank you very much for sharing your positive experience and this recipe.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 6 days ago

This is a link for the recipe. I will share it with Chef Dolores on Facebook.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 6 days ago

Raymond,

Our farmers market has sunchokes,  I think you may be able to find them on line, and I have the same cookbook.  Thanks for the share and review of this soup.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 6 days ago

... a very wise man to know who is in charge, the Wife... especially, when she is playing the Chef.   I will have to review the recipe for my Wife!!

Posted by Dan Hopper, Denver Broker / Author / Advocate/Short Sale (Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE) 6 days ago

I think that soup sounds delicious, Ray. Glad to hear you liked it!

 

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) 6 days ago

Hello Raymond interesting recipe and I guess I am always up to try something new.  Thanks

 

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 6 days ago

Thanks for sharing this recipe, Ray. My husband adores soup.... just about any kind of soup.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) 6 days ago

Oh, now that is something that I do love - any kind of soup totally floats my boat, Ray! Glad you gave it a try and loved it. Hope to see pictures of your new home grown garden veggie (sunchokes) soon!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 6 days ago

Roy Kelley, any time you share a recipe with Chef Dolores is an honor.  I hope you both like it, if it makes it to your table.  Thank you.

Ron and Alexandra Seigel,  I think it is a shame you both live so far away.  I think we could collaborate on some excellent meals.  Thank you.

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 6 days ago

I wear the pants in my family, Dan Hopper.  Mary Margaret picks them out first!  Yes, I know where I belong, mostly. 😂  If you try the soup, let me know what you think.

It was a real surprise to me, Lottie Kendall.  Thank you for taking the time to comment.

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 6 days ago

Will Hamm, unless my wife was not so insistent, I probably would have missed out.  It is a simple, but delicious recipe.  The best kind.

If you two get a chance to try this soup, Nina Hollander, let me know what you two think.

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 6 days ago

They look a lot like sunflowers, Debe Maxwell, CRS and I love sunflowers!  I think they will make a nice addition to the garden, if I can find them.  See you on Zoom shortly!

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 6 days ago

Your blog made me smile.  Thank you for sharing Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI.

Have a Happy Day!

Posted by CANDACE (Candy) STEVENS, Helping Taxpayers Resolve IRS problems (Number Cruncher LLC) 6 days ago

It is always a pleasure to make someone smile, CANDACE (Candy) STEVENS.  I am glad you enjoyed it.  Thank you.

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 6 days ago

Hi Raymond- I made soup today but yours sounds more inventive and healthier than what I made. I love an arugula salad so I'll have to try it in a soup. Good chatting with you today. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 6 days ago

FYI, this doesn't sound like a soup that I would enjoy, haha.  So, please don't be offended if I am over at your house and not chowing down on it.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Vacasa) 5 days ago

Since we are on a diet, MM is looking through all of our cookbooks looking for healthy, tasty things to eat.  She hit a home run with this one.  I think your soup sounded delicious.  I really appreciate the phone call yesterday.  Thank you!

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 5 days ago

Lol, Brian England. MM twisted my arm to eat it, then I asked how come she didn't make more.  What was it you made a while back, almond flour bread?  Her soup and your bread would make a surprisingly good combo.  Oh, and maybe a chocolate torte!

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 5 days ago

Your story made me laugh. I was vegan for about four years (currently mostly plant based but meat has been slipping back in) and I know how much people can assume they won't like a recipe. My experience has been that people almost always are very pleasantly surprised.

I absolutely hate garlic. I am printing the recipe to try but will be reducing the garlic considerably.

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) 5 days ago

I would be really interested to see what you think about it, Sharon Tara.  I hope you enjoy it and I am happy it made you laugh as opposed to a big eye roll.  Humor is fickle that way.  Thank you for stopping by.

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 5 days ago

That sounds so delcious. We will be giving it a try while it's soup weather. D

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 5 days ago

I hope you like it Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD.  Let me know what you think.  

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 5 days ago

Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI - What a nice compliement to your wife! And I love the fact that you can admit to your shortcomings and express gratitude for trying something new. You make a great team!

The soup sounds good and healthy. I have a feeling it won't be your last bowl either. 

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 3 days ago

I am pretty darn lucky, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP.  We do make a good team.  She has already made another soup, swiss chard, lentil soup.  I feel another post coming on.  I may title it, Oops, She Did it Again!  I think she is bound and determined to get me on the soup band wagon.  I figure if I keep complaining, she will keep cooking.  I a kind of sneaky. 😇 Thank you for your always positive input.

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 3 days ago

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