Southern Italian Cauliflower Soup

6 tablespoons pine nuts
1 pound cauliflower florets
1/4 cup chopped parsley
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 to 5 garlic cloves, peeled
1/2 cup dry white wine
5 to 6 cups chicken broth
6 tablespoons golden or dark raisins
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Juice of 1/2 lemon, or to taste
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese for serving
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. if you don’t have a toaster oven. Spread
the 6 tablespoons pine nuts on a baking tray and toast them for about 5
minutes, until golden. Meanwhile, cut the 1 pound cauliflower florets into
small pieces; chop enough parsley to measure 1/4 cup and reserve. Heat a
soup pot over medium high-heat until hot. Add the 3 tablespoons olive oil
and the 3 or more garlic cloves. When the garlic begins to color, add the
chopped cauliflower and 1/2 cup white wine. Cook for 1 minute and add the 5 cups chicken broth. Add the 6 tablespoons raisins and bring soup to a boil.
Cover the pot, lower the heat to a simmer, and cook until the cauliflower is
tender, about 5 minutes.