Mandy dosed us with her curing soup, made with carrots, leeks, celery, and hair from a unicorn's tail. It was delicious, but we both hated to see those long yellow-white hairs floating around the vegetables.
--Ella Enchanted, Chapter One
I've been sick. This soup from Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted was the first thing I thought of. Wouldn't it be lovely to have some unicorn hair soup to make everything better? Soup sounded great anyway. I'm going to admit that the actual vegtables didn't -- I ended up eating broth with just the "unicorn hair," but here's how to make the whole thing.
Unicorn Hair Soup
2 stalks of celery
Some chicken bones
1 tablespoon of butter
1 long piece of peeled ginger
Add the diced, prepped veggies to the pan with a pinch of salt and cook on medium-low until they soften. I'm afraid in my eagerness for throat-soothing soup, I skipped this photo. Sorry!
Slice these thin pieces into "hairs." The thin pieces, taken the long way across the ginger, should be with the grain anyway, so these end up looking quite a bit like hairs (despite my struggling photography).