Even though I love the fun that Summer brings, with visits to the beach, time in the country and just general lazing around, I have a confession to make. I get very excited when the mornings in Rome are cold enough that I have to think about digging out my sweaters. I love fall. It’s my favorite season and I think this partly has to do with the weather, but also about starting a new year.
I realize that New Year’s is a good 3 months away, but I think my mind and body are forever on an academic schedule. And even though it’s been 30 years or so since I left any semblance of school life, I still get excited about things getting back to ‘normal’ . I’m always at my most inspired this time of year, starting new projects, fine tuning old ones. I know April is the time for Spring cleaning, but I always find myself going through closets, painting rooms and airing out linens this time of year.
I also love the food this time of year. By September I am so over grilling. And if you want to know the truth, I’ve actually had enough tomatoes and zucchini for a while. All I want are long stewed pots bubbling away on the stove. And soup. For me this time of year is all about soup.
As I’ve been going through my soup recipes lately, I thought that maybe you were getting in the soup mood too? So here is a round up of some of my favorites.