Tomato-free gazpacho

27th July, 2011 - Posted by admin - Comments Off

The weather is currently hot and will remain so until we all finally melt. One of the many challenges of getting through a heat wave is eating; it’s too hot to think about cooking and the idea of heating hot meal is less than appealing. This is a good time to start exploring cold soups. […] Read More

Kale for the end of winter

1st March, 2011 - Posted by admin - Comments Off

This is a good time of year for soup. This is also a good time of year to have a recipe on hand that can be cooked in one pot on any heat source in a fairly quick amount of time. In the event of a power outage, having something to whip up can be […] Read More

Turn turkey into a curried soup

29th November, 2010 - Posted by admin - Comments Off

Happy post-Thanksgiving one and all! Hopefully you saved your turkey carcass and have already made stock. If you haven’t, then this column is for you. Stock is one of those ingredients that divides the cooks from the people who merely eat. It has a hundred uses, freezes well and doesn’t need much minding, so it […] Read More

Lentils soup and a lot of veggies

6th September, 2010 - Posted by admin - Comments Off

Labor Day has just whooshed past, which means we are now officially out of summer and into autumn – according to the calendar anyway. Fall usually inspires hearty dishes that require lots of low and slow cooking. However, there are still plenty of good looking vegetables turning up in the produce sections and growers markets. […] Read More

From humble origins, mighty stews grow

1st February, 2010 - Posted by admin - Comments Off

Stew, be it beef, chicken, chowder, veggie or some other configuration is a deceptive dish. The ingredients are humble – meat that can’t be cooked any other way, root vegetables, herbs and whatever else is handy – yet is can satisfy the belly and warm the soul like no other meal. It’s also cheap, which […] Read More

Winter vegetable stew

18th January, 2010 - Posted by admin - Comments Off

At the end of the day all chefs go home to their own dinner. Even when not working, they still want to eat well and usually something with minimal effort and fairly healthy. Ratatouille fits the above criteria with the advantage that it can customized with whatever is in the crisper drawer. Originally from France, […] Read More

Chinese soup for cold and flu season

11th November, 2009 - Posted by admin - Comments Off

When cold and flu season moves in, having a good, quick soup recipe on hand is nearly as important as stocking up on tissues and warm socks. The best soup is one that will chase away the bugs and hopefully make you feel better at the same time – or at least less miserable. Egg […] Read More

The whiter side of chili

21st October, 2009 - Posted by admin - Comments Off

One of the lesser known hazards of being someone who cooks is that people tend to leave things in my kitchen expecting me to do something interesting with them. Case in point: beer. I am not a beer drinker. Never have been and probably never will be. However, people come over, bring beer and leave; […] Read More

Soup for a hot day

3rd August, 2009 - Posted by admin - Comments Off

In honor of Eat Local Month, this week’s column will focus on a dish made with local fruit and honey. Gazpacho, vichyssoise and borscht are all classic cold soups. There is another category of cold soup that’s starting to make in-roads in this country: fruit soups. Cold fruit soups are well-known and popular in Europe, […] Read More

Chowder for all palates

9th February, 2009 - Posted by admin - Comments Off

A few months ago I made a reference to waiting for the third snow storm to share my chowder recipe. I finally got tired of waiting for the weather to cooperate and decided to proceed with my favorite soup. Apparently the skies were also waiting for me, because I was treated to rain – then […] Read More

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