Archive for ‘Soups’
August 26th, 2015

Tomato Bread Soup

In elementary school there was a girl who would eat tomatoes out-of-hand, like most people crunched apples. I would watch her, slightly in awe, slightly in horror, as she reached into her lunchbox and pulled out a whole tomato and take a bite. It was so outré! Come on, this wasn’t a traditional piece of […]

January 22nd, 2014

Chicken Chili

Christmas break seems like eons ago. I was in Mexico City for part of the holiday, where it was a balmy 70 degrees. Perfection! I came home and was swamped with edits for the latest cookbook. Then there was the polar vortex. And the latest cold snap. Ugh. Weather, and January. When it gets brutal […]

November 28th, 2012

Rivels (Little Dumplings)

Is everyone out of their turkey-induced haze? Have you all thought of new and exciting ways to eat your Thanksgiving leftovers? Are you hating turkey by now or are you still in love with the bird? They, being magazines, cookbooks, the internet etc. tell you to average one pound of turkey per person for the […]

November 20th, 2012

Baked Beans

I know that it’s almost Thanksgiving. (Gobble gobble, to all of those omnivores out there!) Most of you already are busy planning and cooking your meal. You will have the much-loved side dishes to be paired with the turkey: stuffing is a definite, most likely you’ll have mashed potatoes, maybe you’ll indulge in some creamed […]

October 23rd, 2012

Potato Leek Soup Plus

There is something about potato leek soup that is humbling. It’s cold outside and you pour yourself a cup. You slurp it down while wearing fingerless gloves. Maybe you’re in a barn. It is dusk. Dark clouds are rolling in. It is all very Dickensian. Humor me. That might be the potato leek soup that […]

September 4th, 2012

Cream Corn 2.0

Soup or side dish. That’s a difficult one. Cream corn straddles those two food groups. So let’s just call it a soupy side dish. Cream corn is good, some might even say great. It is soothing, comforting; it screams summer. (For those of you that haven’t ever had fresh cream corn, it may scream, “I […]

April 2nd, 2009

Comfort Me With Soup

Let’s pretend it’s still March shall we, because that is when I prepared this comforting bit of soup. March can be a month of maybes, a time of indecision. Is it spring or is it still winter? The thermometer may reach into the 50′s during the days, beckoning you outdoors, only to fall once again […]

July 13th, 2008

Soup in the Summer

It has been a dizzying few weeks for me, how ’bout you? This is how my weeks went: climb over mountainous piles of moving boxes to get to my computer, sit there for hours, the time punctuated by the occasional beeping of a car horn by some impatient Connecticut driver, and pour through pages and […]

And then there was buttermilk. But this wasn’t the staunchly tangy stuff that you buy in a carton for making waffles, and then sits in the recesses of your refrigerator, separating, growing more sour, until the carton begins to emit a peculiar odor. No, this buttermilk was pleasingly watery, ever so mild, with just a […]

October 23rd, 2006

Zuke Soup

In the vegetable world, zucchini is a lot like Olivia Newton-John’s character “Sandy” from the 50′s era movie, Grease. On its own it can be a little boring, stable and nutritious, but give it some black spandex pants, and a perm, and Va-Va-Voom! What I’m saying, is that everything needs a little bit of care […]

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