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In lieu of a card today, I’m posting a recipe we eat frequently when the rich, heavy fare of the holidays and winter in general are starting to get a bit much. It was whipped up out of necessity. Our little family has come to enjoy some of the things I throw together when I forgot to thaw something or need to go shopping – just throwing open the cupboards and freezer and brewing an idea for something to eat is a form of kitchen witchery that is practical as well as a bit magical. Creating recipes – from my unusual Sunshine & Roses jelly to this simple soup – has also become a fun and nurturing outlet for my creativity. Perfect for this Taurus.

There’s no particular reason this soup has this name other than I’m a cottage witch, and I conjured it up because I wanted a warm but light dinner. It’s often what I reach for when we’ve been eating too heavy and still want something cozy and satisfying. This recipe uses some of my pantry staples, and I like serving it with either garlic bread or a green salad. 

If you give it a try, I hope you enjoy!



Thistle’s Cottage Witch Soup

2-3 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely minced
½ medium onion, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
Pound of ground turkey
5 cups chicken stock or broth (you could use bouillon powder or cubes)
1-2 teaspoons of Italian Seasoning
1 can of cannellini beans or great white northern beans, drained
6 ounces of frozen spinach (if using fresh spinach, I would go with 1 to 1-1/2 cups packed leaves)
Salt and pepper to taste
Can of Italian-style diced tomatoes (optional*)
Eye of newt (optional)

Place olive garlic, onion, and olive oil in a three-quart or larger sauce pan. Sauté on medium heat for a couple minutes and then add the ground turkey. Cook together until meat is cooked through and onion and garlic is tender. 

Add the stock/broth, Italian Seasoning, and beans and heat until everything is simmering. Add in the spinach and tomatoes (if using) and simmer until everything is cooked through and hot. Add salt and pepper, if desired.

*I often add the tomatoes with the leftovers of this soup to counter how strong the spinach gets with sitting overnight. 

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