Friday, September 12, 2014

Soup Junkies Tip and Recipe..

Happy Weekend everyone.. 
Just posting a little idea for you soup lovers.. 

I made these a couple of weeks ago in my shop to sell at the Art in the Park sale and they went over very well.. 
I have made them for years and love having them on hand all through the season when I make soup so often..

They are herb soup bags.. 
You gather your herbs together and put them in a cheesecloth and tie each one up with twine..

Then drop one or two in your soup during the last hour of simmering time.. 
I find one is enough for us.. 
I suppose it depends on how big your soup is , eh? 

The first pic above is from one of my sweet readers, Cheryl.. 
She made the Bacon Lentil Soup that I posted about and sent me a picture of her soup.. 
Looks great, eh? And of course, I love the bowl... 
I posted the recipe HERE.. on the Soup Debate...

You can mix and match the herbs to suit your soups.. 
Tomato beef would probably be better with oregano while chicken loves summer savory and such.. 

Anyway, here is the recipe.. 
To each piece of cheesecloth add a Tablespoon of Lovage, and 1 tsp. each of Rosemary, Savory and  Marjoram. Also, add 1 bay leaf.. 

In some you could put Oregano, Chives and Thyme.. I would always add Lovage if I had it as it has the lovely celery taste.. 

You can experiment with this and find the mixture you like the best.. 
Also, this is a wonderful gift for the cook on your Christmas list or gift pantry.. 

I used old mason jars that I had a added a piece of dried Lovage inside.. Then I made tags from old recipe cards and glued a bay leaf on with a glue stick.. 
The instructions are on the other side of the card which I tied on with twine... 
Just an idea.. smile.. 

Thank you to everyone who has been praying for my Vertigo as I am much better and back in our water bed.. Thank the Lord... 

Have a blessed weekend and thanks so much for your visits and kind words.. 
You guys are great.. 
God bless..


  1. The soup looks wonderful! It made me want to jump up and go make some. :-) Today is the first day (down here in Texas) that it actually feels like autumn is on its way. Woohoo! I'm definitely going to make up some of these herb bags and use them this fall and winter. Thanks for sharing!
    Also, I want to thank you for sending us over to Michelle's blog. I really enjoyed it. :-)
    Have a great weekend!

  2. Soups look YUMMY ! Thanks for the tips ! I made Chili for supper in my slow cooker . I love using my slow cooker and having the smell of what ever is cooking in it wafting through the house on a chilly day like today ! Thanks for sharing oh I am glad the Vertigo has gone for you ! Have a good weekend !

  3. So glad you are feeling better and back to your water bed--I still miss mine. Your soups looks delicious and I love your herb bags. Lovage is not something I have used so I will have to try it. Thanks for recommending Michelle's site. I loved it. I'm still hoping we can get together one of these days. We're not that far apart.
    Take care

  4. I have never heard of Lovage...what is it like?

    1. Good Morning Wendy.. Thanks for visiting.. Here is a link to a post that I did about Lovage.. It tastes a lot like celery and you only need a bit..


  5. the soup looks real good. I like making soups as well. My daughter made one last eve for me since I didn't get up in time to make it in the crockpot before going to work. Sigh! It turned out good. Not heard of lovage either. What is it! Glad you are feeling better. Always better when ya sleep in your own bed! Have a nice weekend!

    1. Hi Becky... Nice having you.. Here is the link that I posted about Lovage.. You can always replace it with another herb if you like...

  6. The herb bags are such a great idea and as you say would make a wonderful gift. Thank you so much for sharing. Glad to hear you are feeling a little better, have a great weekend.

  7. What a great idea!! and like everyone else agrees... what a fabulous gift idea.

    I'm pinning this one!! :)

  8. Hello Faye,
    We have been away for the weekend so I am just reading your post now.
    I love the muslin bags, so handy.
    I didn't know you had vertigo but am so happy you are on the mend.
    Enjoy the rest of your day in Canada, we are here playing with a new kitten.
    Fondly Michelle

  9. Hello Faye,
    What a wonderful idea! Love soups, stews, and chowders, and this is the perfect season for warm bowls of soup :)
    Thank for sharing your ideas with us!!!

    Have a wonderful week .


  10. This looks great!!! Thank you for a perfect idea!
    You can come to my house and eat off that same china....everyday!!!! I love it and have used it for about 30 years :^) it is a 1960's pattern called "Memory Lane".
    Have a great week!!

  11. I am so happy to hear that you are doing better!