Jan 18, 2017

Thai Shrimp Soup (with Extra Carrots–shh)

Christmas Eve seems like ages ago.  The festive evening, along with the rest of the holiday season, is so special—yet flies by in a flash.  But everything is still fresh in my mind.  As is this Thai Shrimp Soup, the most popular dish of the night.  It has taken me far too long to share it with you …    

Sage Roasted Chicken Soup

Dec 15, 2016

“Yes, We Can” Sage Roasted Chicken Soup

I have a confession to make.  I (usually) don’t like chicken soup.  Perhaps I had one too many “cold remedies” as a child.  And now I find it uninspiring. But when I tasted a Sage Roasted Chicken Soup a half dozen years ago, I was wowed.   Slightly creamy and reminiscent of sage stuffing, the soup practically cried out, “I’m special.”   

Bite of Southwest Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

Nov 20, 2016

Southwest Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

I love pumpkin soups.  But after a while they start to look the same.  Pumpkin with curry, pumpkin with coconut, pumpkin with curry and coconut…  Why not one with a Southwest flair? Pumpkin Black Bean Soup?  Since I started taking some classes this fall, I am trying to cook… compactly.  That is, can I make a dish that is simple, … Continue reading

Sep 11, 2016

Iowa BBQ Soup (Pork & Corn)

Are you looking for a nice tailgate recipe?  Perhaps something to share at a CSA party?  Then consider this Iowa BBQ Soup.  With corn, ground pork and a taste of BBQ, it will keep the summer alive–even if the temperature dips! I didn’t set out to create a BBQ soup when I pulled out the big kettle.  It wasn’t even … Continue reading

Roasted Tomato Red Pepper Soup

Aug 28, 2016

Roasted Tomato Red Pepper Soup

  Shhh, fall is coming.  In some ways, the transition to fall is subtle.  An orange leaf here, a cool night there.  In other ways, it may be sudden.  Bam—the peppers (or orange squash) are here!  This week’s CSA box was graced with ripe peppers and tomatoes.  So it was time to revive my Roasted Tomato Red Pepper Soup! 

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