Tuesday, March 13, 2012

you never know

I've always been touched that a friend of my sister reads my blog.
 Over the years she has emailed me to comment or encourage me in my podso posts.
She recently sent me photos of a lunch she had. 
The soup looked familiar and I was thinking I would love to make it.
Turns out it was a soup recipe from my blog.  She wrote me:

I share this for you bloggie friends. Because you will never know the impact your
blog may be having. Whether it's a recipe, a decorating tip, a new way
to clean, a word of encouragement,
or just a pretty photo ... you are making a difference in someone's
life ... and probably more than one! 
I actually had forgotten the soup and had to ask my friend to send me the link to my post.
I'm thinking that maybe my soup was a sweet potato salmon soup with a "lacing"
of spinach, but chicken would go wonderfully with it as well:

4 cups of chicken stock
1/2 onion
1 minced garlic clove
1 large sweet potato peeled and diced
pre-cooked chicken breast cut into small pieces
1/2 C smooth almond butter
spinach leaves (or coarsely chopped collard leaves)
2 Tb fresh ginger

After you cook the onion and sweet potato in the stock until tender, add
the pre cooked chicken (or include uncooked chicken and simmer for 20 minutes).

Combine 1/2 cup soup with 1/2 cup almond butter and combine until smooth
and stir into soup, add spinach and ginger and simmer for 5 more minutes.
Can serve with a slice of lime.

Photos from my friend's lunch ...


  1. You forgot to list "spit and snort" as one of the things our blogs might make someone do.


  2. So many posts from my blog friends have touched my life in many ways and I hope that I've shared with many.
    Just recently, my older son mentioned something in conversation that he'd seen on my blog.

    I am going to make your soup soon and share it. I'm prepared with almond butter already on hand!!


  3. What a great story and what a fine looking soup!

  4. Anonymous8:16 AM

    This is such a great post, Dotsie! I used to try new recipes and look for help with gardening and decorating ideas from magazines, but blogging is so much better because it is friends sharing with friends. I think the last time I bought a magazine was in 2005. :)
    I hope you have a wonderful week!

  5. A sweet read this morning. Thanks!

  6. Oh I need some almond butter stat! Thank you for sharing the encouragements. So true! And we are not always blessed to know so must carry on by faith as it were. What a lovely note from your sister's friend. That soup is really getting around!

  7. I do know... I am touched by your posts, Dotsie. Even when I only have a moment to catch up, I run by here. ;) blessings ~ tanna

  8. Hi Dotsie
    This is a touching post and made me realize that our blogs could impact someone and we may not even know it.
    How nice of you to make a special connection with this woman and find out she made your soup recipe. I have to agree with Zuzu, fellow bloggers are more than willing to share to help another with crafting, cooking etc.

  9. What a nice post and email from your friend. Her table looks so pretty with your soup in the bowl! Sounds delish. Hugs, Pamela

  10. How sweet. I know this is true. Something we don't think of much.
    The soup sounds delish!

  11. That sounds really good. I don't eat meat but I betcha I could use a vege broth and throw some other things in there and it would be delicious, too. Hope you are having a great day. Tammy

  12. I can see why everyone wants the recipe, what isn't there to like about this soup...it will be on the menu very soon...I will report back to you!

  13. The soup looks delicious! I agree..you never know how you may be blessing someone's life by something you blog about. I have been so thrilled to receive the emails and notes that I have regarding my blog. It is such a wonderful thing.
    : )

  14. What a nice story & yummy recipe! Happy St Pattys Day~

  15. A lovely story indeed! The soup sounds like something I would enjoy.

  16. ....and that's exactly why I blog, ya never know the lives you tough.

    What a wonderful story and the soup sounds and looks amazin'.

    God bless and have yourself a beautiful day sweetie!!! :o)

  17. this does sound like a very flavorful soup!

    It is true we never know what influence our blogs have on others. I always enjoy e-mails I receive from non bloggers who come across my blog and have been able to reminisce about a place they knew in Brooklyn or other areas in New York City, because of my blog, or a recipe I've blogged about that they have enjoyed.

    Nice to catch up with you this evening..it will be another busy week ahead for me!

  18. what a story! and what delicious soup!!


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