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Soup thoughts

You know it's going to be a weird day when the first item on your LJ Friends page is a photo of Poppy Z. Brite clad only in Hello Kitty panties and a large tattoo of St. Joseph.



I love bean soup in winter. I make a big pot and take containers of it to work to eat for lunch for a week.

Here are two I've tried recently:

White Bean and Ham Soup from Simply Recipes. I used a pork shoulder butt instead of ham shanks. A little too fatty, but good flavor. And I added two tablespoons of white wine vinegar to the pot at the end, which I've found adds depth and complexity to any savory soup. As the recipe warns, this soup is better the next day. Right after it's made, it seems watery and overpowered by the celery. 24 to 48 hours later though, it's vastly improved.

Lima and Navy Bean and Ham Soup. Complex flavors, with strong tomato accents. Like the soup above, this one benefits from a couple of tablespoons of vinegar. I used red wine instead of beer, because I rarely have beer in the house.  Warning: this recipe makes a huge amount of soup, more than I could fit in my largest soup pot!




SHOU


SHOU

nao, tatto(bu)

meaning: furthermore, esteem

和尚== oshou == (noun) Buddhist priest
高尚 == koushou == (noun, adjective that takes な) high, noble, refined, advanced



Originally a combination of 'out of/away' (入) and 'face (towards)' (向) being used in its literal sense of 'house with windows'. This character originally referred to smoke rising from the chimney of  a house. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Furthermore, facing away is a sign of esteem.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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