Back when I first got on TV the columnist for the local newspaper suggested someone fatten me up. Mission accomplished. The skinny Geoff is long gone, a victim of Helaine’s plot to warm me up to the idea of domestic bliss by feeding me.
There was a time my life was filled with freshly baked goods. Alas, those days are long gone. Sad. Necessary.
Helaine still bakes, just not as often. She makes up for it with other creative delights from the kitchen. I had one today! It’s my current favorite.
Before I describe this dish I should mention I have Helaine’s permission to write about it, but only if I make clear this is one recipe she’s not giving out.
We’re talking asparagus soup! It’s an adaptation of Giada’s recipe, but made with Helaine’s immersion blender. It’s full of asparagus, basil, leeks, chicken broth and a few other secret ingredients.
To see it… to taste it you would think it’s a “Cream of…” soup. It is not. It’s as good for you as it is rich and creamy (without cream)!
What got me hooked on this soup is the heat. As you take each spoonful the spicy warmth builds slowly.
This soup is so good it should be illegal. It’s not chocolate torte or butter cookies, but it’s pretty darned close.
I’m a very lucky guy.