Überlebt: Meine 14 Achttausender - Reinhold MessnerI have done very little this weekend other than to do the usual chores, attempt to tidy the spare room, do some personal admin and read.

Mostly, I read about Reinhold Messner being stuck on a mountain. Well, 14 mountains. All of these 14 stories seemed to involve storms, snow, ice, hypothermia, frostbite, and people generally being cold.

So, when I woke up this morning to an invitation to go for a walk in the countryside and my phone told me that is was currently -5C outside, I knew what I had to do:
Decline the invite and make soup.

The soup is nothing special, but it tastes great and is pure comfort food.

I obviously made enough to freeze in batches for quick dinners later.

What’s in it? – Mostly things I found in the fridge/kitchen:

– onion
– celery stalks
– green beans
– veggie chunks (I love them. I know that some people don’t like them. That’s ok. Use whatever you want. Chicken would probably also work well …)
– 2 tins of chopped tomatoes
– potatoes
– vegetable stock
– salt/pepper
– paprika
– smoked chipotle peppers
– parsley
– slices of lemon … this was a last-minute decision. Lemon works well in solyanka, so I thought it would work in this.


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