Jan. 16th, 2013

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The Au Bon Pain chain is very good about listing the ingredients above their soups. For some reason, they put the mac & cheese in a pot along with the soups. I was surprised to see that one of the m & c ingredients was chicken broth. I've made it from scratch from a variety of recipes, including what I think of as the Southern version of baked m & c, and I don't remember ever hearing of chicken broth. I did a web search and came up with some, including one on a blog called plainchicken.com, which makes sense (although not all of her recipes include chicken. The Bisquick Chocolate Chip cookies are chickenless, for example).
What I actually bought was the carrot ginger soup, which I liked a lot. I don't know whether I could duplicate it at home, but I'm thinking about it. Usually I only buy fresh (organic, locally grown) ginger from one of the vendors at the Copley Square Farmer's Market, which means that I don't get it most of the year (advice - if you try to get extra and freeze it, grate it first - freezing it makes the texture mushy). I don't have any now, though. This time of year, does ginger come from Thailand?
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According to this article, people should expect to be coughing for up to 18 days without worrying about it too much. Comforting in its own way.
http://annfammed.org/content/11/1/5.full

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