Use this great (and easy) recipe to be like a famous celebrity chef (in your own kitchen) for a day! Select the best vegetables from around the world (and all grown here in Odin, Pennsylvania). The key to unlock the all of that flavor is to use truly farm-fresh, locally grown vegetables. Just in case you would like the recipe, see our article Summer Vegetables Abound. For this soothing soup, we used our Italian Heirloom Zucchini, Italian Red Garlic, French Red Shallots, Russian Banana and Rose Finn Apple Fingerlings, and a Hungarian Hot Wax Pepper.
Start by selecting and preparing the flavor enhancers; Italian Red Garlic, French Red Shallots and Hungarian Hot Wax Pepper. Don’t let their mild-mannered appearance fool you, because this little group brings an abundance of flavor.
After some chopping and dicing, the olive oil, tomatoes, garlic, shallots and pepper go into the soup pot:
The quartered and thinly sliced zucchini is then prepared. We used a couple of them that were just slightly too big for market.
The thinly slice fingerlings are next prepared. We use the ones that got hit by the digging fork or had some other small imperfection for our own kitchen. As long as the taste and texture are all there (and they are), we don’t mind not even a little bit.
Next, the sliced zucchini and potatoes go into the pot mix.
Lastly, after adding the chicken broth and some cooking, the Odin Farmer’s Soup goes into a low-heat simmer and soon reveals its distinctive color, flavor and aroma. Enjoy and Eat Well!