Greater quantities of fruit and vegetables needed to be reincorporated into our diet. Joel mentioned that he was especially fond of green beans and carrots. A trip to the produce store yielded ingredients for a fruit salad and chicken soup.
The fruit combo wasn’t quite right, although it was edible. Maybe I shouldn’t have taken the internet recipe’s suggestion of adding honey to the mix.
The soup, on the other hand, turned out well. I even decided to make drop dumplings instead of buying bread from the local bakery.
Kummis (instead of buttermilk) Dumplings
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 Tablespoons butter
3/4 cup kummis
1/4 cup water
Sift together the dry ingredients. Cut in the butter until the mixture has the texture of corn kernels. Add the kummis and water, stirring until just moistened. Drop the dough by Tablespoon fulls onto your hot soup or stew. Place the lid on the pot and let the soup/stew simmer for about 15 minutes.