Soups

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup – and the “Fatigue Flu” that follows a life-altering crisis.

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup – and the “Fatigue Flu” that follows a life-altering crisis.

Yesterday I made a full Sunday dinner for the first time since Hurricane Florence.  I’ve been inching my way through this year in Kentucky, slowly building on my “operations”.  First the basics (kids to school, laundry, simple dinners), then more (swimming my mile, buying new […]

Split Pea and Ham Soup

Split Pea and Ham Soup

This hearty, frugal soup is a mainstay at my house.  It never fails to impress, which always is a surprise to me.  How in the world can such humble ingredients combine to make something so delicious? I suppose that’s the case with every good soup.  I’m a big […]

Light Garlic and Chicken Broth

Light Garlic and Chicken Broth

Once you see how easy it is to make a good broth out of a picked-over roasted chicken, you’ll never throw chicken bits away again.  This broth is useful as a base for many-a-soup, and it’s especially good taken straight-up in the middle of cold and flu season, which, […]

Watercress Soup

Watercress Soup

It’s hard to believe a weedy little thing like watercress can make such an addictive soup. I first tried watercress soup when we lived in England.  It, like the Carrot and Coriander Soup came fresh in little cartons.  I don’t know if I can accurately describe what it was […]

Simple Vegetable Soup for Busy People

Simple Vegetable Soup for Busy People

I keep soup like this in my house almost all the time.  I make a big pot once a week, and I eat it almost every day. It’s great for lunch.  You can add a little leftover chicken if you want to have a little protein.  Or some […]

True Love’s Beef Stew

True Love’s Beef Stew

I met my husband when I was only eighteen.  I may have been only eighteen, but I was smart.  I thought to myself, “He’s the one”.  And then I set about to convince him that I was the one for him. Since my only training in romance had […]

My 72-Hour Beef Broth

My 72-Hour Beef Broth

That’s right.  Seventy-two hours.  This is the kind of broth that will make a hundred dishes swoon-worthy.  This is the kind of thing you make when you really FEEL your food.  When you consider yourself an alchemist.  A rogue.  A guns-blazing, ax wielding badass of a […]

Fresh Tomato and Basil Soup

Fresh Tomato and Basil Soup

Back on my Carrot and Coriander Soup post, I said that almost every soup in the world starts with an onion.  Well, this creamy fresh tomato and basil soup would be the exception to that rule. Soup-making is such an important and useful skill. Clearly, these […]

Carrot Coriander Soup

Carrot Coriander Soup

One of my fondest food memories of all time is when we used to buy carrot and coriander soup from the Marks and Spencer in Cambridge, England.  We’d pick it up on cold, rainy days then bring it home amongst all our other groceries.  It was sold in little cartons.  […]