Glued to the news all day we worried constantly about family in the tri-state knowing how much larger this hurricane was over Irene. Among our family everyone is okay though most are without power. We got lucky with Hurricane Sandy because our power didn’t go out in South Park Slope.
In the aftermath many stores are closed so we have no choice but to open our disaster foods including the previously mentioned Udi’s Cinnamon Raisin gluten free bread. I’m happy to report that it’s quite tasty. Toasted in a pan, the sweetness of the bread and raisin really come through. Alongside the sandwich we heated Adamba brand Borscht soup.
You just boil water and add in the contents of the packet. A product of Poland, the ingredients are refreshingly simple: beet powder, vegetable fat, sugar, salt, citric acid – no gluten ingredients. It’s usually only around only $0.99 at Polish groceries such as Eagle Provisions or Jubilat. The natural earthiness and sweetness of the beet pairs nicely with the added salt. It’s a wonderful brothy soup, great for a cold day. With the conditions outside and the effects of Sandy on people all over I feel particularly thankful for the meal. Please keep your fingers crossed that power will be back shortly especially in New York, Jersey and PA.