the only things i omitted were the bacon and heavy cream. i used milk instead. this dish actually turned out completely vegetarian. i used left over veggie broth i had in the freezer from the miso butternut squash soup i had made in November. the thyme in the broth adds a nice hint of herb to the soup. i am so enthusiastic about this soup! i didn't bother with any other seasoning. i did kinda forget about the pears as they were carmelizing so they're a tad bit on the burnt side. oops! still very good tho!
i can't begin to say how incredibly sinful this soup is. i've always liked the combo of the slightly pungent gorgonzola with soft ripeness of pear. this.is.amazing.
today's song: Yiruma, River Flows in You.
***note: this song is actually, when played by a full orchestra is called Bella's Lullaby and was featured in the movie Twilight and arranged by Carter Burwell. the arrangement on piano is that of Yiruma, who is friggin amazing.