It’s a soup day here in the hinterland. Though our trusty weather app insisted it was clear, a blustery wind pushed dark clouds across the sky and there were showers off and on all morning. So for today’s lunch we made butternut squash soup with ginger and preserved lemon, then twirled it up with sour cream and scallions. Now the clouds are parting and we can see blue sky—could it have been the soup? It is going to be a lovely warm weekend. Remember to cook something delicious for yourselves, dear friends.