I've never tried the soup before. I am not sure I could. The mock version attempts to duplicate green turtle soup. One of those tastes I believe I could forgo in this lifeline! Although, I did giggle when researching the ingredients. It appears it is made from organ meat or brains (hoof or head of a calf--I didn't know hooves were organ meat).
The flower above is Mock Orange. It is native to the NW and is 'under-used' in gardening. It is a lovely bush with fragrant flowers. Not only is this the state flower of Idaho, it was apparently discovered by Lewis and Clark. It is one of the several plants I hauled around from the Oregon coast. It never did much over there. It seems to like it better in the East.
Mockingbirds have incredible voices, they mimic and learn many different kinds of sounds. They are pretty to listen to and look at. Yet, they are mean invaders. They (as well as cowbirds) lay eggs in other nests and the offspring often takes over and becomes the sole nestling. (and why are starlings so evil????)
The craziest thing about all these 'not' things is how they are real in their own place. Thinking about how many people am not makes me realise who I am!
“..imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise.” Lewis Carroll.