My youngest is in Melbourne these days on a study abroad program. I love hearing about her cooking and shopping adventures. She texted me that she was going to make soda bread yesterday because she had buttermilk leftover from making this Ranch dressing. Coincidentally I had just made that Ranch dressing the other night and I had leftover buttermilk too. My oldest loves soda bread so I decided to make that for dinner and make a simple vegetable soup to go with it. At the last minute I spied some leftover chicken apple sausage and sliced that up to add to the soup.
For the soup, I roasted some cut up sweet potatoes and carrots, then I sautéed a cut up onion in a bit of oil, adding a minced garlic clove near the end. I added the potatoes and carrots, plus some cut up asparagus and cabbage. Added 6 cups of chicken broth and let that simmer for 20 minutes or so. At the very end I added the cut up sausage.