Harvest Kitchen. Very tasty soup, great brunch spot overall. Service is very very slow, but the food and ambiance balances that. I've heard that their breakfast burrito is amazing.
- Base layer of the flavour is really browned onions. By really browned I mean around half an hour of gently sweating it, with some sugar. Admittedly I'm rather bad at this and burnt some pieces. Will follow these tips next time.
- Next layer of flavour is some herbs and spices. This time I've used a combination of oregano, rosemary, and garlic, for no reason other than the fact I had them. The trick is to first crush them with a mortar and pestle with some salt before adding them to the pan.
- Next is meat, ground beef to be exact. I added it in along with the herbs and spices, and seasoned it with some soy sauce for bonus umami.
- The first appearance of tomatoes is in the form of tomato paste, to add some depth. This is also added with the meat.
- After the meat is mostly cooked, add in tomato sauce, with some more onions (cause I'm a fan) and some finely chopped carrots. Simmer for as long as you can stand, which for me was about 15mins.
It's a lot more trouble than dumping a jar of ragu, but trust me it's worth.
Next is roast meat, which I've previously talked about here.
Finally, upping my breakfast game with some steel cut oatmeal:
They're also better overloaded with toppings, in this case: apples, walnuts, flax seed and honey.