Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bolshevik Soup

Despite the first round of chemotherapy, Mike has retained his humor - and sarcasm. 

I tried to make him some comfort food.  Red lentil, ginger soup (thanks, Jennie, for the fabulous recipe).  It's a beautiful, brightly colored soup full of fresh ginger and topped with feta and cilantro.

I did make a few errors along the way, some things got burned including my finger.  I blended the ingredients at the wrong stage; the lentils shouldn't have gone into the blender.  It ended up looking like baby food. 

Mike took no interest in dinner and referred to it is "bolshevik soup."  Whatever that means.  I admit it wasn't pretty or as tasty as Jennie's version.  I now have 5 quarts of soup in the freezer.


  1. I'm sure it was still good. The first time with a new recipe is always odd, but the second attempt is hands down better! I would love to have a copy of the recipe.

  2. Julie, we all know that your Mike has a delicious sense of humor, but you can and do stand right along side him in many ways, including humor. That humor has gotten you both through many things. Cancer doesn't have a chance!

    BTW, Roger threw out my turkey soup from the freezer so I have extra room if you need it. Love you.

  3. This is Carmen and Jennie, writing about Jennie´s soup recipe. Jennie says that however the recipe turns out, you can´t go wrong with a big serving of love. We send you a big serving of love.