Weekly Photo Challenge: CREATE (3)

“You can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs —”

A cliché, yes, but that doesn’t make it any the less true. And more often than we acknowledge, creation begins with an act of destruction.  You can’t make vegetable soup, in this case, a partcularly delicious Curried Red Lentil Soup, without chopping up vegetables. Without this knife work, and the reduction of carrots, celery, red pepper, garlic and onions to little fragments:

You couldn’t create this:

But it’s worth it!

(Parenthetical note: In the Biblical story of Isaac and his two sons, Esau and Jacob, you may remember that Esau sold his birthright for a mess of pottage. Many Bible scholars are convinced that lentils are the pottage (French potage, soup) in question. I’d say the soup is more than worth the chopping. But a birthright? Not so clear. I hope Esau at least got a slice of good bread thrown in.)

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10 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: CREATE (3)

  1. looks scrumptious. I love soups and lentils, ah yes lentils.

    • Touch2Touch says:

      These are the little red Indian ones, but I love the brown ones too.
      I make a strange sort of soup, sort of stew, involving rice, and many many sliced onions, and lots of oil in which the onions are cooked very very soft, and the whole cooks together with lentils. Served hot or cold. It sort of doesn’t taste like much, or so you think, and then suddenly it’s addictive. Maybe THAT’S the Biblical pottage!

  2. Stef says:

    Your soup looks beautiful! Destruction turned into creation; wonderful.

  3. Jen says:

    Delicious photos and no recipe? How dare you!

  4. How does one whistle digitally…tweee tweee, tweee?

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