“Only the pure in heart can make a good soup”

As much as we don’t want to think about it, it’s inevitable, Winter is coming (and not the Game of Thrones kind). What we have to do is think about the positive: Pumpkin spice all the things, PikaFarmhot chocolate, sweatshirts, and soup. I love soup and I know where I’m going to turn for soup this Winter- Pika’s Farm Table (876 Neighbourhood Rd, Lake Katrine).
I first saw Pika’s Farm Table at the Schenectady Greenmarket except I knew them as the stand that had the delicious waffles. Recently I went to a blogging event at Whole Foods and had the chance to try their soup and I fell in love.

Pika was born in Belgium, which proves how delicious those waffles are and worked in Italy and France. They say on their website that their meal “are a true ode to our Belgian Grandmothers, who made a meal out of the freshest ingredients.”

From what I got to try, I love the Lentil Spinach soup. It’s vegan, gluten-free and is all-natural. Take a look at the ingredients and they’re: vegetable broth, carrots, tomatoes, lentils, onions, spinach, olive oil, garlic, cumin, pepper, and salt. All things I not only can pronounce but all things I can find in my own fridge. Unless you want to eat the soup immediately, you must keep it frozen or refrigerated. PikeFarm2I asked Pika about her soup and she gave me a little tip. Freeze the bag of soup that you plan on bringing to work with you, use it as an ice pack and by lunchtime, there’s nothing left to keep cool and your soup is defrosted- brilliant!

Want to find where to buy their products? Their website lists at which farmer’s markets they’ll be selling and you can always go to Whole Foods in Colonie Center. If you’d like, you can also order their products online and pick it up at a local farmer’s market. I miss them at the Schenectady Greenmarket but I love how accessible and local they are. What’s your favorite kind of soup?

[Quote from Ludwig van Beethoven]