This morning I woke up with a scratchy throat and kept thinking I wanted soup but didn’t know what I wanted . . which proves what Vince says about me . . that I never know what I want!
I remembered seeing a Miso Soup recipe online but hadn’t saved it and couldn’t remember where I saw it. I remembered that it had rice noodles, spinach, miso and boiled egg. When I looked online, most of the recipes were about the same but some had carrots, some had mushrooms, some had other things. I made the basic variety – water, spinach, miso, tofu and rice noodles.
I think this is going to be our go to soup for this winter!
Speaking of miso . . this is the story of my life . . constant surprises. We have ordered from South River Miso for a couple of years now and love their miso. They only ship regular rates to Texas from November to near the end of April due to our extreme heat. Other times, it’s 2nd day air, which gets outrageously expensive so we try to place our order in mid-October for November 1 shipping. They will often run out of some of their favorites.
At lunch I told Vince . . we need to place a miso order and he said . . you know there’s a whole box in the fridge in the shop! I knew there was a box in the fridge but I thought we had used most of what was in it .. but why would we keep the whole box in there if we had used most of it so I went to check.
Oh, my! I was surprised.
Koji — why on earth did I order this? It’s $16/pound! I could not remember why I ordered that so I went to the blog. Of course . . if I did ANYTHING, I blogged about it, right? Sure enough . . Vince wanted to make his own miso. And look at what I said: “Don’t hold your breath!” That was in 2014. I rest my case.
We have four jars left:
Tonight we’ll go through their online list and see what we want to order. I don’t think we’ll count on Vince making miso so . . what on earth am I going to do with that koji. I guess I’ll spend some time with Google.