A bite of Russian Mushroom and Potato Soup

Oct 25, 2015

Fall into Winter: Russian Mushroom and Potato Soup

It seems like just yesterday when I announced I wasn’t ready for fall.  And now fall is preparing to move on–a burst of color and host of pumpkin recipes later.  Thanks goodness for warming, fall-into-winter recipes like this Russian Mushroom and Potato Soup.   I recently attended the harvest party that my CSA throws every year.  It’s beautiful to walk along … Continue reading

Baked French Onion Soup

Jun 24, 2015

Baked French Onion Soup and Lessons from Dad, Part II

Last Sunday, in honor of Father’s Day, I posted the some lessons I learned from my father.  Today’s post will complete my list—and provide a recipe for baked French Onion Soup.  Baked French Onion soup and I go way back—and it has a special tie to my father. During my senior year in high school, I had almost daily ballet … Continue reading

A garnish of marjoram for mushroom soup

May 27, 2015

Mushroom Soup Revisited

This mushroom soup is a remake of one I made on Christmas Eve, based on a recipe from Jamie Oliver.  Of course, with the lovely flowers popping up revisiting Christmas does feel odd! I’d like to say I decided to make it again because I loved it so much. But in truth, I made it again since it disappeared before … Continue reading

Easy Pumpkin Coconut Soup

Oct 20, 2014

Easy Pumpkin Coconut Soup and a Harvest Party

We have a fall joke in our family.  It dates back to when our oldest was around three and declared to her auntie, “Fall is the best time of my year.”  Whenever we are really loving the season, someone spouts out the now familiar words.  We are certain to hear them at the annual Rare Earth CSA End of Season … Continue reading

A bite of Manhattan Clam Chowder

Sep 13, 2014

Manhattan Clam Chowder (or Never Vacation with Ugly Tomatoes)

Sitting on your counter top, that is.  What did you think I meant?  Right now I am in the process of getting ready for a mini-vacation to New York City.  In honor of this (okay really due to tomato overload) I have made Manhattan Clam Chowder, the other clam chowder, which actually did finish off all my ugly tomatoes.   

Coconut & Winter Squash Soup, served

Nov 22, 2013

Coconut & Winter Squash Soup

Don’t you love all the great cooks on PBS?  I was shopping recently and right in front of me stood two copies of a cookbook from the series Daisy Cooks!  I couldn’t resist so now I have one copy of Daisy’s Holiday Cooking for me (just in case I need some Latin flair in my holiday cooking) and another for … Continue reading

Carrot Soup

Jan 5, 2013

Creamy Carrot Soup (Without Cream!)

Do you like soup that tastes creamy-rich, but doesn’t break the bank on unhealthy fat and calories?  Then this Carrot Soup is for you! When I first made it, my health-conscious middle daughter wrinkled up her nose and said, “this is delicious, but it has cream.” “Actually not, honey,” I countered, “the richness comes from ground almonds, which are healthy … Continue reading


Dec 13, 2012

Curried Pumpkin Mushroom Soup

It’s my first book club Christmas party! I joined the monthly group this spring and, believe me, no one has starved at any of the meetings!  But December is even more festive with a full meal (served on china!), and everyone is bringing a different dish!  My contribution is Curried Pumpkin Mushroom Soup. Of course this event is happening in … Continue reading

Pumpkin Leek Soup Baked in a Pumpkin

Nov 13, 2012

Savory Pumpkin Leek Soup (Baked in a Pumpkin)

Whew, last week was wild!  But not so wild I didn’t have time to try a new recipe for Pumpkin Soup… baked right in a pumpkin!  Now most of the pumpkin soups that I’ve had have been curried or sweetened but this one was very different–a bit like a savory French Onion Soup with pumpkin added.  Mmmm! But first back … Continue reading


Feb 23, 2012

Favorite Turkey Chili

Can you fall in love with a market? For me, it began [bleep] years ago with a high school English assignment.  I chose the option to illustrate a song with photos and needed to find a merchant who would “roll his awning down” in a proxy Morning Morgantown.           When morning comes to Morgantown,             the merchants … Continue reading