Garlic Soup

Garlic. I’ve just planted the bulbs for next year. I love it and add it most main dishes. It’s incredibly nutritious and healthy: it enhances energy, lowers blood pressure, strengthens bones, improves cholesterol levels, fights colds, and promotes health and wellness throughout the body. What more can anyone ask? So here’s a recipe for garlic soup, apparently guaranteed to cure a hangover …


take one cup of garlic cloves
peel them with a flick
of thumb or knife                                    

peel and chop
one cup of potatoes
with one cup
of chopped carrots

put all of the above
into four cups of stock
or plain water

bring to a boil
and simmer
for approximately
25 minutes
purée and yum …


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About Joanna M. Weston

Born in England, she lives in British Columbia. She is married with three sons, Joanna has an MA from the University of British Columbia. She has published in numerous anthologies and in magazines in Canada, the US, UK, and New Zealand, such as Canadian Women's Studies, Convolvus, Endless Mountains Review, Grain, Green's Magazine, Prairie Fire, Spin, Wascana Review, CBC Gallery, and many more...
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2 Responses to Garlic Soup

  1. Francine Wallace says:

    I use garlic more and more in a new diet destined to promote well being of my kidneys; w/out salt many dishes are too bland. But Bill would shriek at the thought of eating garlic soup, not quite ready myself 😉 Although your words could make magic…

  2. You’d be surprised at the delicacy of the flavour! When you’re ready, give it a whirl, but maybe don’t tell Bill what it is?

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