Miso Winter Vegetable Soup

Mar 28, 2016

Miso Winter Vegetable Soup

Years ago I stored away the recipe for a beautiful parsnip soup.  Creamy, smooth, and white as the driven snow… it was almost art.  But when I made it, it had little flavor.  Not so this Miso Winter Vegetable Soup!  If you aren’t a miso initiate, you should find a nice recipe and give it a try (Miso Salmon Pasta … Continue reading


Mar 24, 2016

Egg Lemon Soup with Spinach

Looking for a nice cold remedy?  Chicken soup is an oldie but a goodie!  But how about shaking things up with a traditional Greek Egg Lemon Soup (Avgolemono).  Even better embellished with dill and some healthy shredded spinach!   My husband has been suffering from a bad cold for the past week.  A fever of 102F. Sniffles. Even pink eye! 

Cababge Roll Soup

Feb 25, 2016

Cabbage Roll Soup

With winter moving on and my carrot supplies shrinking, it is time to focus on another neglected CSA vegetable—cabbage.  Although red cabbage is clearly my “favorite child,” green is delicious too and today I am using it in Cabbage Roll Soup.  Almost in time for World Cabbage Day! Did you eat cabbage rolls growing up?  I remember my mother rolling … Continue reading

Tomato Stilton Soup with bread

Jan 10, 2016

Tomato Stilton Soup

The winter of 2015 may forever be known as the season of soup.  Yup… with two kids having impacted wisdom teeth surgery, the blender was my very, favorite, appliance!  Of course in some ways the timing was handy—soup is always part of my Christmas Eve dinner!  This year a Tomato Stilton Soup made its debut, along with an old friend, … Continue reading

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