08 March 2013

Peddling for The Soup Peddler

When I was sick this week, all I wanted was some soup. Any soup would do, really. When Benny and Lila are sick, I typically make them chicken noodle soup. I don't know if it really helps, but it sure makes me feel better! I ended up finding some locally made carrot ginger soup at Whole Foods and it was amazing. The only thing that would have made it more amazing? Delivery by bike.

And so, the giveaway for contributing to #everydayonabike in March is a copy of The Soup Peddler's Slow & Difficult Soups: Recipes & Reveries by David Ansel. The book is part memoir/part recipe book by the man who has created a soup empire in Austin, Texas. He started out with a bike and a trailer and a few quarts of soup. He (and his employees) still deliver the soup by bike. I remember hearing all about David when I lived in Austin, but I never tried his soups. We're quickly approaching the end of soup weather (yay Spring!), but with this weekend's predicted snowstorm, I have a feeling soup will feel good for a few more weeks.

If you want to play along, just take a picture of you on your bike, your bike or someone else biking with you and upload it to Instagram with the tag of #everydayonabike. For every picture you contribute, you'll be entered once. But, if you post a picture with this month's unofficial theme (GREEN!), you'll be entered twice. Want to increase your chances even more? Leave a comment on this page with the name of your favorite soup . Be careful, though. If it sounds good, I'll ask for the recipe!

Good luck!

*The Soup Peddler is not a sponsor of #everydayonabike.


Bobbie said...

There is no end to soup season! Soup and sandwiches are probably my favorite kind of foods (although Paul disagrees and says I can't pick them as a kind of food - whatever that means).

In honor of spring and (someday) warm weather I'll tell you my favorite type of cold soup: gazpacho. I make a pretty good gazpacho...I just have to eat an entire bottle of tums afterwards!

Sara Struckman said...

Bobbie, I will get your gift card in the mail just as soon as I remember to buy stamps! And I can't even imagine gazpacho right now ... although in a few months, that's all I'll want to eat. Hope tomatoes don't bother the baby much :)