I am not a huge fan of twitter. I am a little embarrassed to say, I don’t really get it.
That being said, whenever my co-worker let’s me take over our twitter account for an event (and sadly, this has only happened twice) I start to appreciate it a little more. But how knows if that is twitter, or the sense that I am wearing a super hero’s uniform (yes, for this blog’s purposes, Robin Hood is a super hero).
But I did have a success lately with twitter. And I must give my sister Abby credit for encouraging me to go to the twitter-verse for help in the first place.
Can we all take a minute and share a moment of silence for Sherwood.
Yes, that’s right, my betta fish has died.
While some may blame me (and my lack of tank cleaning) I blame Robin Hood’s poor heating. I am 99% sure he froze to death. Thankfully, with my new 12.12.12 concert sweatshirt, I am safe from the same fate.
We will always remember Sherwood for the joy and happiness he brought to our office and he will be missed. Thankfully, he will be reunited with his friends Tex and Rob Lowe.
However, since graduating and retiring from the sport of swimming, I had to hang up the parka. Let’s be serious, it just isn’t appropriate to wear around town. Well, unless you are my mom who continues to wear it to get the paper in the morning or while she is snow blowing the driveway.
So, as a result, for the past 7 years, I’ve been freezing. No coat could ever replace the parka – so why would I even bother. That is, until now. With well below freezing temperatures, a 10-15 minute walk to the subway, and a new found shopping addiction, it seemed like the perfect time to get a new coat.
Which brings me back to online shopping. I found one I liked (and on sale!) and sent the link to Abby to get her opinion.
FAST FORWARD TO NOW
As I sat down to blog this evening, I realized that I had nothing good to write about . So I wrote to Abby asking for ideas…
So, here I am. No coat. Nothing to blog about. And cold.
Heat oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and pepper flakes and cook, stirring, until tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Add broth and bring to a boil. Add broccoli and cook, covered, until bright green and tender, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat, stir in spinach, and let cool slightly.
Transfer soup to blend and puree with avocado. Adjust seasoning. Garnish with avocado and a drizzle of olive oil.
Refrigerate soup in an airtight container up to 3 days.