Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Spices in a soup

Spinach soup with cumin, cloves, nutmeg, lemon zest and lemon juice.

It's a bright very cold wintry day here in the great white north.  Minus 15C.  Some home-made hot soup is in order and thus this lovely spinach soup seasoned with cumin, cloves, nutmeg, lemon zest and lemon juice.  Oy! It's absolutely delicious if I do say so myself.  Thought I'd include it here since the spices are really waking up the taste buds and making them smile.  The warmth and exoticness of the cumin always does it for me and today the small hint of clove and nutmeg add a wonderful dark note of heat way in the background.  The lemon zest, well what's better for adding zing to the flavour of anything?  And the lemon juice itself adds abit of astringency which makes the broth very refreshing. 

Recipe Note: found in the marvelous The Greens cookbook.

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