Middle Eastern Chicken Soup

No, this is not an actual Middle Eastern dish.  This is the conglomeration of what can I make for dinner with a chicken carcass, the preserved lemons sitting in the back of the fridge, the kale and roasted garden tomatoes stashed in the freezer, and that a small jar of baharat lurking in the back…

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

My broccoli cheddar soup is made with a vegetable based, instead of the traditional cream based, broth for a slightly more heart healthy rendition of this velvety soup.  This does not mean, however, that I skimp on the cheddar cheese – that is, after all, the best part, no matter, how much you may claim…

Chorizo & Corn Soup

A corn soup with some chorizo in it to liven it up and give it a hint of spice.  The chorizo makes a good contrast to the sweetness of the corn which can almost be too much when concentrated into a soup.  The addition of sour cream and chives also lends to contradicting the sweetness…

Beef & Barley Soup

One of the best parts of holiday roasts is the wonderful soups you can make with the leftover bones.  Beef and barley soup is a great way to repurpose some of your holiday roast beef leftovers.  If you have any leftover beef bones, cook them up with your favorite herbs and vegetables into a lovely…

Minestrone Soup

One of my favorite winter soups that will both empty your vegetable bin and leave you muy satisfecho.  Minestrone soup seems to have a little bit of everything in it -Italian sausage, potatoes, pasta, zucchini, and beans to just name a few.  I like to season my broth with old cheese rinds, but if you…

Cauliflower, Apple, and Ginger Soup

Soup weather is setting in.  This creamy vegetable soup carries delicate hints of ginger with the slightly sweet tang of autumn apples. Ingredients: 2 tbsp Olive Oil 1 diced Yellow Onion 3 sliced cloves of Garlic 2 diced stalks of Celery a 2″ sliced chunk of peeled Ginger Root 1 Cayenne Pepper (seeds removed) (if…

Tomato Soup

I am still harvesting tomatoes from my garden on an almost daily bases, and my countertops are overcrowded by bowls filled with fresh tomatoes just waiting to be devoured.  Now that the weather has turned, and our days are gradually becoming cooler, it seemed like the ideal time to make a large batch of homemade…

Bouillabaisse

Bouillabaisse is a French fisherman’s stew that has been popularized across the United States, showing up on many a “fancy” restaurant’s menu.  My French friend, Amelie, would turn up her nose whenever bouillabaisse was trotted out as exemplary French cuisine.  “We do not eat that,” she would state.  Quite rightfully.  Bouillabaisse is considered peasant food….