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Potato Soup with Spicy Sausage and Kale

I do a lot of soups, especially in the cooler weather.  I have a repertoire of about 10 kinds with variations that I make regularly like Onion, Potato, Tomato, Chickpea, Minestrone and various single and multiple  vegetable soups-it’s a great way to use up over-purchased produce and you can often enrich and enhance the soup […]

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A Recipe For Chicken Tortilla Soup (Sopa de Tortilla Pollo)

Since it’s only two of us now, when I cook a chicken, I have almost half of a chicken left. I make pot pies, summer rolls, salads and, of course, soups out of the remaining chicken.  This Chicken Tortilla soup is, hands down, one of my favorites. Quick, MUCH healthier than the commercial version, low fat, and a […]

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Suds as Soup: Beer and Cheddar Soup

Got your attention, didn’t I?  It’s still soup weather!  Soup, salad, and some kind of bread is one of my favorite meals this time of year, BUT the hubster is not wild about this seemingly minimalist offering.  It’s not dinner unless it’s on a plate, like the FDA says.  Right.  Everyone eats like this at […]

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Potage de Potiron (French Pumpkin Soup)

Sometimes you just get lucky.  I got lucky with my new neighbor who is starting an organic farm right down the street.  I was lucky to get some of her garlic scapes five minutes after she picked them.  I was really lucky to help test popcorn (something I crave a couple of times per week) […]

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Arugula, Potato, and Leek Soup

Soup Season is HERE!!!  I absolutely LOVE this time of year.  Bright skies, cool, crisp days (the kitchen doesn’t feel like a sauna) and chilly nights for great sleeping.  Makes you feel like cooking something, right?  My economic side, admittedly small, likes soup for its use-it-up properties.  Don’t have lima beans?  Use white beans.  Need […]

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Cream of (or not) Fresh Tomato Soup

Did you ever look at a label of canned soup?  No?  Go look-I’ll wait.  In case you don’t have a canned soup in your house (good!), I will elaborate.  Let’s take tomato soup, in that familiar red and white can, since that’s what we are making today from your (or the local Farm market’s) lovely […]

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Corn Chowder with Red Pepper

This recipe could not be easier and faster.  As a nod to tradition, I begin with bacon (traditionally salt pork), but I do not use flour as a thickener-so that is my nose-thumb to tradition- but use the corn’s starch and the potato to give the soup body.  And although this soup is creamy, you […]

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Amazingly Bright Spring Asparagus Soup

In season when I am eating lots of asparagus, I often save the bottom 1/3 or so of the stalks (after removing the brown, woody ends) for soup-a great way to use up a not so attractive part of the spear and be cost effective too.  Of course, you will need to make the soup […]

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French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

This is an easy soup to make, but everyone makes such a fuss over it.  All it takes is patience, a very few ingredients and knowledge of the onion carmelization process. OK.  So.  Listen up: Onion Carmelization for Onion Soup; this is NOT a fast process. But you do not have to stand over it.  […]

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Wild Mushroom Bisque with Walnut Arugula Pesto

This is a great seasonal soup for the holiday season. Technically, this is not really a bisque because it is not made out of a seafood stock, but it is “bisque” in spirit (highly purèed and finished with cream).  I add just enough cream to give it a nice smooth mouth feel (about 1/4cup), but […]

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