2. Blend or process the mixture until it is very smooth. Sip warm.
If the weather is damp: Stir in a pinch of ground ginger before blending.
If the weather is dry: Stir in a teaspoon of lemon juice before blending.
Andrea Reusing is the creator of the restaurant Lantern in Chapel Hill, N.C., and author of the book Cooking in the Moment: A Year of Seasonal Recipes. In this installment of The Key 3, she shares with Lynne Rossetto Kasper the techniques behind three of her favorite recipes: Turnip Soup, Overnight Braised Short Ribs and Tomato Salad.