Last weekend we took our little shop project, QUITOKEETO, to the Remodelista Holiday Market. It took place at the Heath Ceramics factory, and it was the first time we’ve done anything “out in the wild” related to the shop. So exciting! We brought a small assortment of items, had amazing neighbors on either side (hi Adele! hi Tracy!), and spent the day on the south side of Heath’s incredible production floor, directly across from the massive tile kilns. A big thank you to Sarah, Julie, Alexa, and the rest of the Remodelista crew for having us, and to Heath for hosting. It was much fun meeting readers, customers, and all the artisans & designers at the market – heartfelt thanks to all of you who turned out. Needless to say, we prepped for the market the preceding day, and Tina made this beauty of a soup for lunch (a lot of times we take turns cooking lunch, or all cook together)…I suspect you’ll love it as much as I did. It’s simple, hearty, and restorative with brown rice, winter squash, and a miso-tahini broth. Then there’s avocado, lemon zest, toasted nori, and chives to kept things lively and beautiful up top.
Before I move on to a few shots from this weekend, I’ll say a few more things about the soup. The broth is a lovely, creamy quick broth – its rich nuttiness is thanks to the inclusion of tahini. We served the vegetables and broth over brown rice, but you can certainly take it in other directions. You could serve it over soba, or with tofu, or take your bowl in a different direction entirely – with cooked beans or chickpeas, or(!) farro with a poached egg….
The night before the market I blocked out what our table might look like on my kitchen island (above) – books, honey, perfume, knives, chocolate, etc….And you can see how it look at the actual market (below)…
This was the view from our neighborhood as people were starting to set up in the morning. It was fascinating to watch the production floor transform into an fantastic market bustling with people. Already looking forward to next year. In the meantime, enjoy the soup (thank you T!) and have a wonderful holiday everyone. xo -h