Tales of the Women's March and a soothing soup.
I’m proud to say that I participated in the Women’s March on Saturday, January 21. While I had intended to go to Washington, D.C., transportation failed me and I chose to go to the rally in Montpelier, Vermont instead. It really didn’t matter where I actually was, what mattered was the participation and the joining with millions of people around the world to stand for a positive world ahead—women’s rights, immigrants rights, working people’s rights—and more. Of course, it was against Trump and his policies of hate and fear mongering. But it was more about finding unity with like-minded people who peacefully said: NO to misogyny. NO to hate. No to curtailing freedoms. Yes, the march had its critics. There’s been a backlash because it was successful. It wasn’t perfect and its organizers didn’t get everything right, but that made it no less powerful. And it’s a beginning toward organizing and working together for a kinder, gentler world than the one being presented to us right now. I stand firm in my commitment to a peaceful but strong unity for what is right. Join me. And if you don’t agree with my stand, let me know. Let’s build a dialogue of understanding to combat the divisive forces that have the megaphone for the moment. Let’s keep it civil. We can do it.
The march took place on a chilly day in Vermont but that didn’t stop thousands of men, women, and families from taking to the streets and walking with one another. There were warmth and kindness in the air. Chilled after the day out, I put together this Butternut Squash Soup with Cauliflower Croutons for dinner. A slightly spicy soup due to the addition of red pepper flakes, the heat is balanced by sweet ginger added to the mix. A smooth soup, crispy cauliflower bits added as a garnish just before serving, also adding balance to a wonderful warming bowl of nutrition. Try it.
I look forward to seeing you in my kitchen, gathering flavors, soon.
Please click here to see photos of the march and view the recipe for Butternut Squash Soup.