An unlikely soup and a new hip

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My friend had a hip replaced about 10 days ago and is doing remakably well in her recovery.  She’s not up to any gardening chores yet though and this is prime harvest season.

I stopped by after work to harvest and take all her basil before it became compost. I offered to make pesto and bring some back but she wouldn’t hear of it.

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When I finally got home I picked over the haul and made loads of pesto.  I’ll gift some and freeze some and likely forget I even have it before it all gets used.  That’s kind of the way with freezer pesto in my experience.

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By the time I was ready to cook I was hungry and I needed something quick. I ended up making soup – I guess it was a cross between soup au pistou and Chinese  noodles. A jar of my stock from the cupboard,  some longxu noodles, a poached egg and a big spoonful of pesto stirred through at the end.

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With a grating of Asiago on top because it sounded good. Purists of any kind would likely scoff  but was good and on the table in 10 minutes.

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And to make dinner even better, I picked 2 cobs of corn from her garden and had them too.  Likely the most local corn I’ve ever eaten. It was small but great 🙂

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