Having the time to chop the veggies and toast the spices and taste the soup change + develop as you go is a luxury that makes cooking dinner feel like a date with yourself, and there's nothing more wholesome than that. This soup, like any good soup, feels like a warm hug.
Lemon Verbena is one of my favorite herbs but I see it more often in candles + soaps than I do food. When Runamok launched Lemon Verbena Honey, I couldn't wait to get a taste. It brings gentle lemon-y flavor without introducing any acid or sour notes. Sore throat or cold day, this drink is the cure.