So, I'm sitting at my desk eating my lunch, which I was really looking forward to: homemade veg soup that I spent some effort on. A stock of aromatics, parsely, garlic, fresh herbs, and dried porcini, then finished last night with the above (sauteed for flavor), veg's from my garden (frozen yellow and green beans, peas, corn; canned tomatoes; potatoes), a splash of white wine, pasta, s&p... and still it tastes just like grass.
I know that sometimes just a little meat, like pancetta or bacon, can make all the difference, but I'm annoyed that I don't seem to be able to make a vegetarian vegetable soup that has a deep body. This tastes just like vegetables boiled in salted water. Bleh.