This morning I made Siege Soup. It was not what I had planned. I made it out of what was in the house. But it was more delicious than anything I could have found in a recipe.

This is how you make Siege Soup.

— I put the remainder of the olive oil I’d bought at the Arab grocery store into my pot.

— A splash of the olive oil I bought at the department store because it called itself “pepper” oil…