I haven’t been to a soup swap in a couple of years because I got distracted by other things that required a lot of my time.
This year my schedule opened up unexpectedly and the swap was a couple of weeks later than usual, which meant that I had the time to prepare.
My contribution this year was a butternut squash/white bean/ras el hanout soup. Even though I tried to bribe people with little bags of rye sourdough starter and kombucha SCOBYs, I don’t think anyone took my soup until round 3 or 4. (There are 6 rounds total.) Was it my “sales pitch”? Was it because the soup was vegan? Or was it because no one knew what ras el hanout was? It’s always hard to determine what will be popular. I did have extra starter and SCOBY on hand, and the recipients of the extras were quite happy to have them. So, that’s still something.
This year’s first-to-sell-out was a cassoulet, and then a beef bourguignon with spätzle. I took neither because there were other things that I didn’t want to risk losing out on.
Soups that I took home that are not pictured: Vegetarian onion-pho, tomato and avocado, tortellini and chickpea, and parsnip and pear.
Overall, I’m pretty happy with what I took home. (^_^)b