That broth was a lifesave one

vickylass By vickylass, 18th Oct 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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When it's cold outside and the streets are covered with snow, nothing can be more comforting than such a broth boiling in the kitchen.

That broth was a lifesave one

One morning I got up to look out of the window and to my horror, I saw that it'd been snowing during the night. The urban landscape was beautiful, though, but I was raised by the Mediterranean and I was not used to snow. I don't have a very good balance and I'm always scared of slipping down. In countries where it rarely snows, we aren't used to walk on the snow nor they are prepared to face snow. Most of public transport have problems. People may be afraid that the snow storm is going to last and they'll starve. Therefore, they run to the shops to ransack their shelves.
I went on watching the snowy landscape, thinking that I was not to go out until they cleaned the streets and it was going to be possible to walk in them without danger of slipping down and break a bone.
I was fortunate, though, that the day before I had done a big shopping.
What was going to be more pleasant on such a day that a good and comforting broth?
I brought a big pot with abundant cold water to the fire and I placed a lean beef piece, some bacon, a piece of chorizo sausage, chickpeas, the beef bones for flavour, a couple of carrots, a parsnip, a leek and a twig of green celery. All had to boil on a low fire till all was tender. In a different pot, I boiled the spuds and the green cabbage.
While the broth boiled, I sat at my laptop to write. Outside, some snowflakes were falling again. I was safe. I had food at home and the broth spread comforting aroma and warmth in the kitchen.
In the evening, it had stopped snowing and I have to say that I liked what I saw. All the roofs were white, giving brightness to the dark evening. All was silent, because few people walked about in the streets.
I thought that the streets would be cleaned the next day and I could go out, but if not, I still had my broth in the big pot to last me for at least three days.
These rich broths are really a lifesave for wintry cold days!

© Copyright. Vicky Pino, October 18th 2015.


Bacon, Beef, Chicken, Chickpeas, Vegetables

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18th Oct 2015 (#)

Thanks for commenting and if you do this broth, do not forget to put the chickpeas in cold water overnight.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
19th Oct 2015 (#)

Sounds delicious, can you make Fabada Asturiana Vicky?

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