Category Archives: Soups

COOKING WITHOUT A RECIPE: BLACK BEAN STEW FOR A BRAND NEW YEAR

  Some sources say that the origin of eating legumes, specifically black-eyed peas in the American South, on New Year’s Day to ensure all things good revolves around their resemblance to coins. I find that easier to, uh, swallow in the … Continue reading

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ROASTED BUTTERNUT & APPLE SOUP with FRIED SAGE LEAVES

  I don’t believe I’ve ever been happier to see Meatless Monday. National Overconsumption of Poultry and Everything Else Day has left us sprawled in its wake. With the typical excesses of Christmas coming at us, I’m craving some clean, simple flavors. … Continue reading

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CHICKEN SOUP FOR MANY SOULS

Chicken noodle soup? In the summer? Really? Am I pretty close to what you’re thinking? Well, as with most things in life, there’s a story to it. When the world is an unsettled, unsettling place, I cook. Airplanes fall out of … Continue reading

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PANTRY DINNER: TORTELLINI SOUP

I am so over comfort foods. They’ve been working hard to try to keep me happy since early November. Which was all very well and good in the early months. But five months in, I’m weary of soups and stews. … Continue reading

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A BOWLFUL OF LASAGNA

Winter has loosened its grip on us. Finally. It’s been a near constant assault of snow and bitterly cold temperatures for longer than any season really needs to last.  Suddenly, within the space of literally a handful of days, we … Continue reading

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THE DAY BEFORE THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS: CHICKEN & BLACK BEAN STEW

This is a word-laden post, as opposed to the photo-heavy ones of late. Be that the good news or the bad for you, as I say in About, I write, or try to, for people who love to read as … Continue reading

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THOROUGHLY MUSHROOMED SOUP

Earthy.  That is the word that came to mind when mushrooms landed on my doorstep, literally as the ash trees were beginning to lay a golden carpet across the lawn after a night’s chilling rain.  I spent the day gathering … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS ON FORAGING and MUSHROOM – LEEK SOUP

I love reading stories of foragers and the treasures they unearth. Especially in the fall. Especially mushrooms, the very essence of autumn.  But when I came across this article recently in the San Francisco Chronicle, I thought, heck, I’d tag along just … Continue reading

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WEEKNIGHT DINNER: SPEEDY, SPICY CORN & BLACK BEAN SOUP

The sun may be setting on summer, but with temperatures still in the 80s, I’m not yet in the mood for hearty, day-long simmerings of this and that.  Here is a soup that incorporates the last of one of summer’s … Continue reading

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MIDSUMMER SOUP and BREAD, The Truth

I wish I could tell you that it was my intent all along to give you a recipe free from any distraction, but the truth is that sometimes I am so focused on the outcome of something that fine details … Continue reading

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