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, unfortunately is upon us right […]

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 like to bundle into the […]

New Video: 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 leftover pasta if you want more […]

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 come from Janet Jackson and […]

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 cook. If you’re any kind of […]

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 tomatoes are past their prime.  […]

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.  Quick to heat and make […]